I am proposing that all DAP network affiliates gather materials in an effort to use the network resources to enable the research and production of a feature-length documentary project on the history of Swimming in the US. So many times errors and omissions are made in the historical record until such a project is finished.
In particular, I am urging all DAP affiliates to scan photo images, articles, and any other oral-history interviews in
an effort to compile a comprehensive online archive with which a team of researchers could work with a production team
to finish a film\video project. DAP has an important role to play in this process and should likewise be an important
beneficiary of the end results.
A key element to this suggestion is that all such DAP contributing affiliates would authorize intellectual property
rights on behalf of DAP. In this way, a successful effort would lead to possible funding sources for DAP programs
through proceeds gained in the distribution of said project. Such an effort in partnership with USA Swimming and
other such like-minded institutions could be of great assistance in helping DAP fulfill its stated mission in programs
directly serving its varied targeted constituencies.