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Make A Splash!

The USA Swimming Foundation raises funds to support programs that save lives and build champions–in the pool and in life.

As the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming, the USA Swimming Foundation works to strengthen the sport from grassroots to gold medals. Whether we’re…


Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on May 21, 2013 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Happy Water Safety Day!

Today is the day! A number of top aquatic leaders and officials will be coming together today to bring awareness for International Water Safety Day on Capital Hill (in Washington, D.C.). Their mission is: "International Water Safety Day is designed to help spread global awareness of the ongoing drowning pandemic, and educate the youth in becoming safer in and around the water." Click on the link to read more about this cause, learn safety facts, and what the current drowning statistics…


Added by DAP News on May 15, 2013 at 10:31am — No Comments

Happy International Water Safety Day!

Happy International Water Safety Day!  Did you know that today, May 15, is International Water Safety Day?  The members of the U.S. Congress know, because a group representing drowning prevention efforts in the U.S. is…


Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on May 15, 2013 at 10:17am — No Comments

8 Days Aways from Water Safety Day!

Check out some of the videos and photos from this year's USA Swimming's Diversity Select Camp! The kids looked like they worked hard and had a lot of fun! …


Added by DAP News on May 7, 2013 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Help End Drowning Worldwide--Swim Seal Safe

Hey guys!  I am a new proud member to Diversity in Aquatics and just wanted to make you aware of a really interesting campaign for a new product about to hit the market called the Seal.  It's the first-ever portable swim monitoring and drowning detection system for residential and commercial pools.  This team has begun a campaign to end drowning worldwide and this device is going to drastically change the way we learn to swim.  I would love to hear some of your feedback on this!  Take a look…


Added by Jonathan Reekes on May 6, 2013 at 1:25pm — No Comments

13 Days away from Water Safety Day!

Good Luck to all the campers at the #13NDSCamp!!! @usa_swimming 

Added by DAP News on May 2, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

14 days Away!

Its May 1st and just 14 days away from Water Safety Day! Check out this show about water safety called "Lifeguards Southern California"

Added by DAP News on May 1, 2013 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Black Stars Swimming and Diving!

Check out Keisha Knight Pullman and Wendy Williams talk about being a swimmer, diving on the new series Splash, and how much they love the sport

Also, Check out this older clip of Wendy Williams racing Natalie Coughlin after London.…


Added by DAP News on April 23, 2013 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Working that Bouyancy

Just when I thought I was done with buoyancy, it came up again yesterday, surprisingly.

I made it to the pool in the early hour, and found myself alone in the deep end pretty early into my set. One of the two people who had been swimming in the deep end when I got there had left a pool buoy and a kickboard beside the pool when she left.

Having read…


Added by Angela Gray on April 20, 2013 at 10:06am — No Comments

Before Getting Ready for a New Week, Check out this Video!

Watch Josh Project founder, Wanda Butt, throw out the Ceremonia First Pitch for the Toledo Mudhens 2013 Season!



Added by DAP News on April 14, 2013 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Amazing Opportunities in an "Alternative Sport"

Its finally the weekend so why not start it off with an informative article on Rowing and its opportunities for youth.  Article written by Montana Butsch, Executive Director of the Chicago Training Center (CTC). Click the link!

Added by DAP News on April 12, 2013 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Interview with two-time Olympian, David Banks.

Check out World Rowing's interview with two-time Olympian David Banks. Read how he got started and his great successes through the sport of rowing.

Added by DAP News on April 9, 2013 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Diversity Coach Mentoring 2013

2013 Diversity Coach Mentoring program started in February with Coach Arthur Lopez sharing some tips and strategy with newly appointed Norfolk State Aquatics Director/up and coming coach Robeson White.

4/4/13 – Excited to be heading back to Philly tmw for the Coach Mentoring Program with Coach Jim Ellis who will be sharing some knowledge with Coaches John Yearwood & Crosby Treadwell

Added by Shaun Anderson on April 3, 2013 at 8:48pm — No Comments

An Intriguing Article on Diversity in the Sport of Swimming

Braden Keith, for SwimSwam, adresses the diversity in swimming at the recent NCSA Junior Nationals and the presence of more female coaches.  Click on the link and read more about what SwimSwam wrote on their observations of diversity in the sport of swimming:

 SwimSwam: "A Particularity of Diversity..."

Added by DAP News on March 26, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Daylight Savings Foils me Again

It’s been a month since I’ve been to the pool. I don’t remember why I missed it the last time. Probably something to do with tennis. I mean, I had a planned tennis date that night, and decided to do just one workout that day. Or maybe something else schedule related.

But this week, I missed swimming because of the clock. I woke up at 7:20, which should have been 6:20. . .

If open swim is over at 7:45, there’s really no point in trying to get there if you wake up at 7:20, right?…


Added by Angela Gray on March 23, 2013 at 11:28am — No Comments

The Power of the Josh Project

Merry Monday! What better way to start your week with knowing a little bit about The Josh Project.  This outstanding organization believes in the value of learning to swim and water safety in order to save lives. For more than 5 years, they having been providing very affordable swimming lessons to at risk youth in the Toledo area. One of their organization leaders, Wanda Butts, was just voted 2012's CNN Hero! Check out their pages to learn more:…


Added by DAP News on March 18, 2013 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Special Shout out!

Congratulations to National Diversity Committee Member and NOW National Age Group record holder Simone Manual who won the 100 free at #NCSAs with a 47.77!

Added by DAP News on March 18, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Urban Swim Program, Buffalo City Swim Racers Launches Website

The Buffalo City Swim Racers, an urban swim program in Buffalo, NY, has launched its website (  BCSR is a unique swim program registered with USA Swimming.  The program is a collaborative effort between local business leaders, public agencies, educators and faculty from the University at Buffalo.  One of the goals of BCSR is to provide an alternate model to USA Swimming clubs attempting to draw swimmers from low-income…


Added by Michael F. Switalski on March 14, 2013 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Countdown Continues!

Counting down the days until the convention! We are officially only 5 months away from the 1st day of Diversity in Aquatics Convention. This is an exciting networking and informative event you do not want to miss with engaging talks from Aquatic Professions from all over the county. For more information be sure to check out our website. Diversity in Aquatics Convention

Added by DAP News on March 8, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

Breaking Barriers Community Rowing can use your help

An unfortunately recent event happened to a Philadelphia youth rowing center, called Breaking Barriers, where tens of thousands of dollars worth of workout equipment, rowing machines, and spin bikes were stolen just before opening the program to kids.  Breaking Barriers is one of America Rows original Philadelphia rowing programs and was founded to allow inner-city youth the chance to learn the sport of Rowing.  However, with this major set back they are unsure of when they can start up…


Added by DAP News on March 7, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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