Houston, TX - “You have to know the past to understand the present.”-Sagan
Excerpts from Chron.com, by Lauren Mathis:
It was 1960, when Johnnie Means was told his students, who were black, couldn’t take part in a Houston swimming meet. The experience inspired a young black coach during the turbulent era of segregation. In the summer of 1960, the Amateur Athletic Union invited all Houston-area YMCAs to a swimming meet. The event was held at the then-segregated Houston Shamrock…Continue
Toledo, OH -The Josh Project, Soul Food for Swimming Fundraiser! What a great fundraiser, and excellent example of a thriving program. Always a pleasure to see the Butts family & hang out in Toledo. Please be sure to join us next year....Swim, Swim On!
2011 USA Swimming Diversity Summit - Colorado Springs, CO NOV. 17-19
This year’s Diversity Summit will be held Nov. 17-19 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Held every other year since 2007, USA Swimming’s Diversity Summit brings together LSC representatives in an open and inclusive atmosphere to discuss creative ways to foster practical programs and solutions to impact diversity efforts at…Continue
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In Boston this week to catch up with members of the New England Diversity Committee and help with the Regional Coaching Clinic. The Regional Coaching Clinic program brings affordable clinics directly to teams in their own LSC's. These clinics are designed for the entire coaching staff from the novice coach to the senior level coach. More Information:…Continue
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Washington, DC & Baltimore - Coppin State
Took a quick trip to DC this past weekend for the DC Parks & Rec Conference, they have a huge project in the works entitled “Generation Swim”, the plan is to combine the resources of Parks & Rec with the public schools in the district. It will be interesting to see how the project unfolds.
Skipped over to Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD to stop in at their new pool which has numerous aquatic programs up…Continue
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Sailing the Caribbean,
Every year I help staff a sailing trip to a new island as part of the SailFETE vacation group. This organization is headed by Ms. Shaun Brown. Miss Brown is a Jamaican-American female sailor who is also happens to be an expert in all things Caribbean and provides a wonderful water related vacation experience. The trip not only opens the door to a number of water activities but also a glimpse into a new unique island culture every year, all under the guide…
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DAP it up! DAP mixer @ The Tipsy Seagull Bar - Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas 8 PM tonight August 2, 2011.
While in Detroit this past weekend I took some down time to check out the Motown Museum- Hitsville, USA!! As I was learning more about Mr. Gordy, how he inspired artists and built the Motown empire I couldn't help but see the correlation in mentoring, teaching, coaching and building a team. I think this quote speaks to the idea of helping provide the tools for children to maximize their potential and reach for greatness in any endeavor.
“Every day I watched how a bare…Continue
Eastern Zone Diversity Camp - Philadelphia, PA
This past weekend the Mid-Atlantic LSC diversity committee hosted the first Eastern Zone Diversity Camp at La Salle University. With the purpose of…
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2011 National Diversity Select Camp- Olympic Training Center- Colorado Springs, CO
The future looks bright with a great group of kids and an inspirational coaching staff here at the Olympic Training Center for the 2011 National Diversity Select Camp. I feel that each classroom and water session have met the purpose of the camp, which is to help instill a vision of success and inspire athletes from ethnically underrepresented populations to become leaders in the sport of swimming. …
Virginia Beach, VA
Recently i've decided to get back in shape in order to swim in an open water race later this year..so i hopped in the atlantic this morning for my first VB ocean swim of 2011..there's a thin line between refreshing and cold..but got it done...a little sore but day 1 finished..figure i'll run and surf tomorrow...Vashon you up for hitting the waves tmw? SA…
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