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Swimming in Benin, West Africa

Hi Swim Enthusiasts,

I wanted to share my experiences living (and swimming) in Benin the past 10 months. The following article I have submitted to a couple swim magazines and if you have any ideas of other places to get it published, I would love to hear them.SwimmingattheStad.docx

If you are interested…

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Added by Dan Airth on November 30, 2015 at 9:05pm — No Comments

IWSD Prompts House of Representatives to Act

United States House of Representatives formally acknowledges that water safety education should be included in primary and secondary schools. (H.RES.658)

May 15, 2012, marked the Inaugural International Water Safety Day prompting the United States House of Representative via H.RES.658 to formally acknowledge that water…

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Added by DAP News on May 16, 2012 at 2:01pm — No Comments

The Return of Anthony Ervin

From TEAMUSA.org, By Maura Gladys:

Ervin at the 2012 Austin Grand Prix


Anthony Ervin squirms at the word “comeback.”

“It’s not a comeback,” he says. “I’m just swimming again. I’m just enjoying what I’m doing and the environment that I’m in.”

But when…

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Added by DAP News on January 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Dax Hill: A Budding Superstar

From USASwimming.org, by Mike Gustafson:

Last spring, Dax Hill was part of a historic swimming race. He didn’t break any NCAA records. He wasn’t even the fastest person in the heat. But Hill, a 6-foot-8 swimmer from the University of Texas, was the runner-up at the NCAA Championships in the 200 freestyle, second to Florida’s Brett Fraser.…

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Added by DAP News on October 7, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

LeBron: "You Got a Brother on the Team?"





Cullen Jones recounts a funny 2008 Olympic story in a recent article in the NY Times.



Michael Phelps wakes Jones to tell him that LeBron James and other basketball stars want to meet them in the lobby of the hotel. Cullen goes downstairs and hears LeBron talking to Phelps about going for his 8th gold medal. But when he meets Cullen, LeBron exclaims, "Wait, you… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on July 22, 2011 at 4:38pm — No Comments

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