I’ve been the Multicultural PR Manager with USA Swimming for less than three months and most of my job, to this point, has been education. Switching to water polo in high school and college, I left my USA Swimming days behind me and unfortunately missed out on all of the initiatives that have gone on to promote diversity. On one hand, I think that helps me…Continue
Added by Rhonda Marable on October 17, 2013 at 7:26pm — No Comments
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 equipping our children with learn-to-swim skills, or providing…Continue
Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on May 21, 2013 at 12:45pm — No Comments
It's official...The 1st Annual Diversity in Aquatics Convention & The HBCU Swimming Reunion will be held August 8 - 11, 2013 at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, FL ....Stay tuned for further details!
Added by DAP News on March 29, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
As a lifelong swimmer, when I get a whiff of chlorine, I get excited. But when I saw hundreds of kids swimming in every lane at D.C.'s Takoma Aquatic Center on President's Day weekend, I was thrilled.
The joint was jumping. Lane after lane was full of swimmers racing and practicing; kids'…Continue
Added by DAP News on February 25, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments
There are two types of drowning. There is drowning in a high-income country and there is drowning in a low-income country. The source is the same. Unintentional submersion in water resulting in asphyxia caused by a liquid entering the lungs. The end result is the same. Death, and if not death than permanent injury. The emotional toll is the…Continue
Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on January 11, 2012 at 12:03pm — No Comments
For many years, conventional wisdom has held that blacks can not swim. (I use the term ‘black’ to apply to anyone of African descent. The term is meant with respect to encompass the broad range of cultures descending from the African continent) A widely discredited academic report years ago stated that the physiology of a black person leads to their sinking…Continue
Added by Douglas Carrington on June 15, 2009 at 2:28pm — No Comments
This Saturday Monica Gonzales will dive into the cold waters of the Hudson River in NYC to raise funds and educate people about the great work Swim Strong does in saving and changing children's lives.
Added by Shawn Slevin on May 21, 2009 at 9:50am — No Comments