I found out about you from Jennifer Galvin, the doc director of Free Swim. I don't actually know Jennifer personally; she was introduced to me via email by Céline Cousteau, whom I do know. Céline passed along to her a video I recently made about the value of infant swim lessons. It's a short 4-minute video which includes footage of my childhood near-drowning and which I'm hoping many parents will see so they'll put their children in lessons.
Google search! It really wotks. I am writting some small grants and I would love to partnership. I am sure you get many request, but I am willing to put in the work of writting the grants. What are your thoughts?
Jayson. My name is Ray Willie I am the Diversity chair for metropolitan swimming. On April 3rd I am hosting a clinic for NYC aquatics program. I was wondering if you could help me I really want to make this a special event for the kids. I have 50 coaches attending and about 100 swimmers. I am working on getting. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I just goggled in NORD aquatic jets and your site was one of the choices. my 12 year old daughter is a competetive swimmer who's looking to get more serious and we are thinking about letting her join the NORD jets.
Jayson, Thanks for the welcome to the site. I have recently participated in a swim coaches clinic in Boston that featured Shaun Anderson as 1 of the presenters. He encouraged all in attendance to join the site.
I am a swim coach & instructor in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood as well as a member of the New England Swimming Inclusion/Diversity Committee.
The site's goals are excellent & I look forward to learning a lot here & helping if I can. I have already sent an email to the Oprah show & hope that initiative is successful.
I am writing an article for publication on Swimming -- Developing a culture of trust in teaching beginning swimmers and was searching the web and located the website diversity in aquatics. Started browsing Mr. Duplessis blog Can AA swim well enough... Read through most of the blogs and this being a hot button issue for me decided I needed to come here.
Similar to most of the posts, I too am a man of color (AA) who had the benefit of learning to swim at a young age. More by sink or swim (8 years old, at a military pool in NJ), but really developed a love for the water.
I am really interested in busting the bubble on the NOTION that Black Folks can't swim!
In addition to the article I am writing for class, I am interested in partnering with a colleague to do something related to swimming experiences of those of color as she is Latina/Hispanic and also a swimmer. The blog and site are real exciting to know there are other people of color out there who share a love of the water and swim regularly.
Very pleasing and exciting and with the conversations that I have read, give me some ideas for study ideas.
I heard from a friend and is very interested in holding a camp in my area.
I am an ASCA Swim Coach, Certified Aquatic Exercise Instructor, and avid bicycle racer, and run on a daily basis. I own my own learn to swim business and swim team, and provide aquatic fitness programs to 2 park districts in underserved communities, which match the groups you indicate. I would love to discuss an idea I have to run a camp in three communities this summer on South suburbs of Chicago and am willing to work and raise the necessary funds to make this happen.
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....