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At 6:55pm on May 26, 2011, Leroya Sanford said…
We heard about you from Stan Lee & The AFMLA
At 2:20pm on May 25, 2011, Don-Maria Cozier said…
i got referred from a member of my local swim team
At 5:54pm on May 19, 2011, Tara Eggleston said…

Hi Jayson,

 

Thanks for the welcome!  I would love to speak with you and Shaun Anderson regarding your work with the Diversity in Aquatics website and community efforts.  I will be writing a column for Aquatics International and would love to include information about the work you're doing to diversify the Aquatics industry!  Please let me know the best way to get in touch with you and/or Shaun.  I am planning to stop by the Deanwood event to check it out.  Thanks!

 

At 3:54pm on May 15, 2011, Naimah Fuller said…
Hi Jayson. thanks for the welcome.  I found out about  Diversity in Aquatics from a google search.  I liked the concept very much. I love going to the beach here in Sarasota, and I love going boating as well.  I also love aquatic animal life.  So here I am.  Thank you again for welcoming me.
At 3:24pm on May 15, 2011, Victoria Schmitt said…

Hi Jayson,

     I'm writing for advice! I recently joined Diversity in Aquatics primarily because I work for an Erie Canal passenger boat company in Rochester, New York. One of our boats operates in the City. We take about 2400 urban 4th graders out on education cruises each year. We find that most of the young people and their families cannot swim and are very afraid to be near the water. Each child wears a life jacket during the education cruise, and that helps a great deal to alleviate their fears. However, I'm thinking there is more we could do, and that's where I'm hoping you could help! Any suggestions you have a welcome and appreciated. Also, if there are Diversity in Aquatics members in the Rochester area who might be willing to volunteer for the education cruises in late May and early June, that would be great. How would I issue such an invitation?

     Secondly, we are going to be having our 20th anniversary celebration on July 13. We will have a small boat flotilla to our downtown dock, followed by free family activities. We would love to attract city families, however, because of the fear of the water (the Erie Canal and Genesee River Extension are completely open and unfenced), many families are afraid to participate. Do you have any suggestions on how we could raise their comfort level? Also, if there were volunteers from Diversity in Aquatics available that day, perhaps they could set up a table with information and talk with young people and families about learning to swim, etc. We would be happy to advertise this through the media and neighborhood associations.

    Thank you in advance for any help you can give. I look forward to hearing from you at your convenience!

    Best,

    Vicki Schmitt 585-509-8229  www.samandmary.org   vsschmitt@gmail.com

 

 

At 2:02pm on May 13, 2011, Kelly Whittemore said…

Hi Jayson,

I saw a post on my FaceBook wall from Rebecca Wear Robinson that led me here.  Thanks for your vision and leadership!

At 9:21pm on May 11, 2011, Arthur Andrew Lopez said…
look....I am just an old guy who has tried to keep up with the new media. You are standing in the room and living the new media,,,,,,,,I jsut don't think many of these folks get that.  You are creating now.   I think they need to let go and let people create,   The one thing I know about new media is no one has any idea where it ends,   I have my fins in the water and in the community but you have your finger on the pulse.   
At 7:24am on May 9, 2011, Dennis Marshall said…
I was looking for my old SCUBA Instructor and ran across the site.
At 3:32pm on May 4, 2011, Sandy White said…

Hi Jayson,

My good friend Charlie "The Tuna" Chapman asked me to contact you. He will be in San Francisco tommorow and wants to meet you and possibly do some swimming.

Where can I send you his contact number confidentiall?

Please send to sandywhite_marketing@yahoo.com

Regards,

Sandy

At 5:09pm on May 3, 2011, Leslie Gregory said…
Sure!  Perhaps we should speak in real time - I have water-based strategies for addressing all of the minority health struggles:  Obesity/diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma/COPD, chronic pain and back and knee pain/injuries - these are all things that we can improve by becoming more comfortable in water.  Also, I have training in social justice issues, so these strategies have the added benefit of helping with anger and stress management, something particularly related to chronic disease in minorities and underserved populations.  This is not about aquaerobics or some such, it's about learning to swim and adapting speed techniques for health.
At 3:02pm on May 3, 2011, Leslie Gregory said…
I have a video I'm trying to produce about why blacks don't swim, what they have already and have to lose, ways to reduce/manage barriers, modify techniques, etc.   Would like to partner with others having same concerns.  I practice medicine and have specific and very helpful info to help in that process.  You can contact me on facebook
At 2:18pm on May 2, 2011, Dorothy Crowley said…
I searched for swimming professionals on Twitter, then reviewed their Web sites.  One Web site displayed your logo, so I followed it here.  (Unfortunately, I can't remember which Web site.)
At 3:07pm on April 28, 2011, Norm Seavers said…

Triathete friend of mine.  He found the site as we were discussing ways increasing diversty in the sport. 

At 2:35pm on April 28, 2011, Cassandra Logan said…
Thanks for telling me about this, Jayson!
At 10:21pm on April 27, 2011, Norm Seavers said…

Jayson,

 

Interested in DAP t-shirt, how do I purchase? Thanks.

At 6:42pm on April 22, 2011, Educator and Rower said…
Great article---thanks for sharing!
At 9:42pm on April 11, 2011, Noe Hernandez said…
I was just browsing through some pictures on google and one of the pictures lead me to this site.
At 10:26pm on April 10, 2011, Clara M McDonald said…
My pleasure to join!  Actually, I was following up on an article in Swimming World about Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace which led me to DAP.  Looking forward to association with you. 
At 12:39pm on April 8, 2011, Madison Burke said…
Hi Jayson! Today, Shaun Anderson came to talk to my Sports History class at Penn State! Thanks for the welcome!
At 4:42pm on April 7, 2011, Ray Myers said…
Thanks Jayson I heard about your site through a colleague.

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