I was wondering if we could post the meet announcement for the 25th Black History Meet on the diversity in aquatics website. I see that the information from the previous years meet is on here. Anyway we can get this year's info on there? Thanks!
Hi Jayson, Thanks for responding...I hear about you all from Capt'n Paul yesterday. The National Resource Center for Racial Healing is headquartered in Battle Creek, MI....the resting place of Sojourner Truth. We're exploring programs for ethnic threads including the topic of African-Americans and water sports, and how to increase the numbers...Thanks for the work you're doing...Sharon PS. I'm an ex water safety instructor and life guard, now sailing is my thing....
It is a bit overwhelming at first to have viewed your so many programs that you offer Jason. I can only hope that we at The U. S . Coast Guard Auxiliary may compliment and support your efforts! Hoping to share more conversatiins with you soon!
Thank you bud, I was directed to Diversity in Aquatics by a lady that works for the national Red Cross in Washington D.C. After looking over the site, I feel that it an excellent fit and look forward to whats to come! Take Care Matt
Thanks for the "Welcome" to the website. I heard about "Diversity in Aquatics" from reading an article that I received by email from US Masters Swimming. There was an article written 'Blacks Don't Swim' by Naji Ali (in which "Diversity in Aquatics" was also mentioned) which intrigued me because I've been swimming for most of my life, after a near drowning in the Caribbean at age 18. Anyways, I have just completed a lifetime goal of "Swimming a Mile" in all 50 States and even though I have swum in Hawaii, I am scheduling a trip there next year with family/friends to complete my goal with an open water swim on the Kona Coast of the Big Island. If you have any suggestions as to how I could publish or if you find this accomplishment helpful for "Diversity in Aquatics," I would be happy to write something about my experience with this achievement! Thanks in advance! Brad~~~
I sent an email to Tom Joyner Morning Show about the lack of swimming programs at HBCUs. I also spoke of how if the HBCUs had swimming programs in place, then maybe our children would see that we do more than just dribble or run with a ball, but also swim, and aspire to learn how to swim like their college heroes and sheroes.We have very few swimming idols that minority children can look up to. This needs to change, so that many of our children won't drown during the summer months, or anytime of the year.
Please use your influence to encourage our HBCUs to regenerate their swimming programs and teams. " Pull water Baby"!
My daughter was a swimmer for FAMU's former coach Douglas Carrington. I was reading his blog and found the link to you. My daughter still swims for FAMU. She is a two year junior as far as swimming goes.
I am very interested, because i feel the HBCU's should do more to get their swimming programs back to the way they use to be. There are only three HBCU's with swim teams, and that is a sad commentary, and those teams' existance is not secure.
Please voice this concern to your viewers.
My husbands family are all PSU alumni. I heard about you through my brother-in-law, who supported your organization via iGive. His organization is called Wild For the Children, in State College PA.
You have a fantastic website. Thank you for shedding light on this topic and raising aquatic awareness.