I am workin with Mr. Bruce Wigo on the May 9th to 12th event that celebrats the 40 years anniversary of American swimming and diving team's 1973 visit to China and I am surfing on line trying to find some more information on ISHOF. I just run into this web site and thought I would be interested in joining.
I ran across a contact on LinkedIn and dug a little deeper to see what Diversity In Aquatics is all about. If you could give me a little more information on what this network consists of, i'd be happy to learn and help out! email@example.com
My college freshman and high school freshman swim. We've heard about the swim event in Cary,NC over the past several Memorial Day weekends. The Foulkes and the Pyants have or do swim in that event. So, my husband and I are looking at our May 2013 calendar as we plan this year's Memorial Day weekend. Our son currently swims with a club team at Morehouse College.
Hi Jayson, My Daughter is new with the Richmond Racers, and one of our parents ddoes some great pics of the team. This site is wonderful and we love our coaches!!! And the parents are super great and helpful with new members!! I really enjoy seeing Everyones photos n the site!!!
Thank you! Currently my 13 year old swims for MAKO/OCCC and I got a peek at OCCC's meet schedule and saw "Native American" swim meet and just had to know more! Thank you for the contact info, I will definitely get in touch and go from there! Thanks again!
Hi Jayson, thanks for the warm welcome. I heard about your organization through Aquatics International. I've been working on developing programs for lifeguard training that are geared towards populations that are less likely to consider lifeguarding as a "career" and I thought this site/organization would be a great resource.
Thanks for welcoming me Jayson. I heard about Diversity in Aquatics after reading a very powerful post by Naji Ali. With my husband's upcoming CongoSwim, we've been meeting a number of people from various countries in Africa who do not know how to swim but are considering taking adult lessons as their way of swimming in solidarity for peace in DR Congo. Thanks for having such an important website!
I run a unique program out of Buffalo, NY called the Buffalo City Swim Racers. We are a registered USA Swimming club that provides free swim lessons, competitive swim practices and homework assistance to underrepresented and underpriveleged youth that reside in the city. We are funded through grants and gifts in kind. We also provide them with free swimsuits, caps, goggles and shirts as members of the team. Their responsibility to the team is to maintain or improve their grades to remain eligible. At this time, we are 100% African American and free/reduced lunch. We are currently in USA Swimming's Diversity Spotlight on their Diversity and Inclusion page.
I have been working closely with Sue Anderson and have recently been speaking with Manny Banks. They suggested I check out your website.