From Aquatics International, by Kendra Kozen:
In the wake of new research, experts are calling for greater efforts to reduce drownings among the most vulnerable. Young children and minorities still face the greatest risk, according to a pair of new studies, and experts say more…Continue
Added by DAP News on June 22, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
From CNN.com, by Lan Trinh:
Wanda Butts dropped the phone and screamed when she heard the news that her son was dead.
Josh had drowned while rafting on a lake with friends. The 16-year-old didn't know how to swim, and he wasn't wearing a life jacket.
"I couldn't believe it, I didn't want to believe it: that just like that, my son had drowned and he was…Continue
Added by DAP News on May 11, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Who could imagine today that before the Civil War, Blacks and Native Americans were universally regarded as the best swimmers in the world, while most Whites could not swim and drowned in appalling numbers? The history of Black swimming is one of the topics explored in detail at the International Aquatic History Symposium and Film Festival, May 9 – 12, at the International Swimming Hall of Fame, in Fort Lauderdale. From the first European encounter…Continue
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In San Diego this week for the NDPA Symposium and presenting today with DAP Co-founder Jayson Jackson about the importance of dismissing stereotypes, role models and other social learning concepts. A tribute to the many DAP members that influence their own local communities. We might even reveal a few of DAP's future plans. Won't give you the whole presentation, but here are two quick concepts....connect the dots and see the picture...…
US Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist, and former world record holder Anthony Ervin becomes spokesperson for International Water Safety Day
|Anthony Ervin being announced at the Austin Grand Prix. (Photo Credit: Mike Comer - Pro Swim…|
Added by DAP News on February 7, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
From USASwimming.org, By Mike Gustafson:
As we wind down the year, we turn our attention toward others in the community who are bringing a positive and profound impact on our sport’s diversity and water safety efforts. There are a few in the swimming world who strive to bring the sport of swimming to all races and ethnicities across the country, and they need to be recognized.
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
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Added by DAP News on November 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
From USRowing.org, By Allison Frederick:
USRowing has teamed up with Diversity in Aquatics, a nonprofit organization dedicated to water safety education, to create the Aquatics Safety Awareness Campaign, the organizations announced on Thursday.
The Aquatics Safety Awareness Campaign is an ongoing partnership to expand a nationwide water safety effort. Diversity in Aquatics recently released a study indicating that approximately 60…
Speech of Hon. Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Mr. Fattah: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and congratulate a young man of remarkable achievement. Shaun Anderson is co-founder and President of Diversity in Aquatics Inc., a visionary network that works to save…Continue
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|DAP Members Ben Sheppard and Shaun Anderson are featured on TheBahamasWeekly.com in an article by Patra…|
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