From the WashingtonPost.com, by Lynn Sherr:
To call swimming a religious experience might sound like sacrilege.
But for many of us, every time we slip into a bikini, or plunge into the ocean, or pound out our laps, we’re actually taking part in a spiritual rite. Swimming is an ancient activity, combining the mystical properties of waters with the pure joy of…Continue
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On July 30 my wife and I had the honor and privilege to attend the First Annual USRowing Diversity Invitational. For those of you who have never been to Rochester, I highly suggest you make a visit. I honestly felt as if Rochester is the friendliest city I have ever been to. Upon arriving to city limits, we…Continue
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Congrats to all the athletes who were selected to attend the 2011 National Diversity Select Camp. The 2011 National Diversity Select Camp will take place May 5-8, 2011 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
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From USASwimming.org, Mike Gustafson:
Do you remember your first time meeting a sports hero? When you walked down the street and saw Tom Brady? Maybe you were a kid. Suddenly, up close and personal, your favorite sporting superstar looked somehow different.
More human. More approachable. More like you.
Every four years, television brings the…
|Commentary by Jeff Commings, SwimmingWorld.TV associate producer
In celebration of Women's History month, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Commission on Women's Issues honored Swim Strong's founder, Shawn Slevin, for her work in making NYC a better place to live.
Swim Strong Foundation makes swimming affordable and accessible to families. Last year 383 children participated in programs that both saved and changed their lives.…Continue
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Press Release from the Atlantica Expedition:
63 YEAR OLD RETIRED TEACHER, HALL OF FAME SCUBA DIVER, &CURRENT NAUI INSTRUCTOR JOINS ATLANTICA EXPEDITION SET TOBREAK WORLD RECORD!
Educator, environmentalist and philanthropist Charles Lumpkin Jr. is appointed to therevolving crew set to man the Atlantica Expeditions first undersea colony for 90…
From TakePart.com, by Jon Bowermaster:
Eleuthera, Bahamas—Named after the Greek word for “freedom,” Eleuthera is 110 miles long and just a mile at its widest. To the east is the occasionally wild…Continue
From Washington Afro-American:
Murrain Associates and the National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS), in partnership with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, this month launched Voyage to Discovery, a new website and education initiative highlighting untold stories of African Americans and the sea.
Aimed at everyone from students to adults, the website offers feature stories, interviews, and videos…Continue
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Pensacola News Journal, By: Jamie Secola:
On this final day of Black History Month 2011, USA Swimming salutes these seven athletes who made of name for themselves – and African-Americans – in the sport and continue to be heroes to and champions for young swimmers today.
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The sport of swimming has long had the reputation for being a country club sport lacking in diversity. However, over the years, teams led by passionate coaches have been working to change that. Here, we honor just a few of the many shining programs that are working to make swimming available to everyone.
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Black Swimming History, by: Sabir Muhammad
Last weekend Jenny and I went to the 25th Annual Black History Invitational…Continue
Last weekend at the Black History Invitational Swim Meet I had the opportunity to speak with Bruce Wigo, President of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, for an extended period of time. As always, he provided several new historical facts and stories. Given my track and field background, I found the…Continue
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From Stuff.co.nz, by Neil Reid:
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|DANGEROUS PRACTICE: Alice Harrison, 11, wrote a letter, to Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown asking her not to close Khandallah pool. The closure…|
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Celebrating Black History Month on NBC's Today Show, Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones has been selected as one of the Grio's 100 History Makers in the Making for his role and active participation in the USA Swimming Foundation's national child-focused water safety initiative Make a…Continue
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