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Outreach/DiversityMD Swimming Diversity Liason:
Photo taken by parent at 2013 CBAC Fall Warm Up Meet
Congratulations to Maryland Swimming's Bill Kirkner (JCC) for his re-appointment as USA Swimming's National Diversity and Inclusion Chairman. This is Bill's 2nd term in that position.
Outreach Discount Membership Information and Reimbursement:
- Meet Fee Reimbursement Form
- Entry Fee Reimbursement Guidelines
- Outreach Application Form
- For qualified swimmers the USA Swimming Membership fee is reduced to $7.
- To qualify you must prove eligibility. Your club registrar can assist.
- For more information please contact Bill Kirkner
- Link to Interview with Cullen Jones
Diversity Swimming Quick Facts:
- 9 people drown each day in the U.S.
- In ethnically-diverse communities, the youth drowning rate is more than double the national average.
- Nearly six out of 10 African American and Hispanic/Latino children are unable to swim, nearly twice as many as their Caucasian counterparts.
- The key indicator in this was not race, but family -- Children from non-swimming households are eight times more likely to be at-risk of drowning
By teaching these children, Make a Splash is breaking the cycle and creating generations of parents-to-be who will know how to swim!!!
About Make a Splash www.makeasplash.org
Make a Splash is a national child-focused anti-drowning initiative created by The USA Swimming Foundation which operates by aligning the nation’s top learn-to-swim resources in an effort to save lives. Make a Splash educates parents through a national awareness campaign, saves lives by joining forces with grassroots learn-to-swim programs and reaches thousands of children through wide-reaching in-school materials. The program exists because nine people drown each day in the U.S., and in ethnically-diverse communities the youth drowning rate is 2-3 times higher.
About the USA Swimming Foundation www.SwimFoundation.org
Respected for its mission, its strength of programs and its record of excellence, USA Swimming is a blue-ribbon institution in both amateur athletic and community service arenas. Through USA Swimming and the USA Swimming Foundation, millions of America’s youth have been introduced to the sport of swimming and have experienced the life-altering power of the sport – they see it manifest itself in ways such as safety, health and fitness, academic achievement, improved social skills, discipline, focus, community leadership and eventual personal and professional success. Based in Colorado Springs, the Foundation is governed by its own board of directors and is managed by USA Swimming staff members.
Constraints Impacting Minority Swimming Participation
Summary of Constraints Survey
Winner Gets a $15 i-Tunes Gift Card
Any registered MD Swimming parent or swimmer is welcome to play!!!
New Question: In 1922, this man became the first person to swim the 100 m in less than a minute, using a six kicks per cycle Australian crawl. He started the golden age of swimming, winning five Olympic medals and 36 national championships and never losing a race in his ten-year career, until he retired from swimming and started his second career starring as Tarzan in film. His record of 51 seconds in 100-yard freestyle stood for over 17 years. Who was this man?
Congratulations to the following people who have answered correctly: Sophie Schulze, Lauren Waire, Adam Elshafei, Sabrina Elshafei, John Fitzsimmons, Lance Rombro, Amanda O'Shaughnessy, Ivan Ose, Graham Lindner, Richard Zhang, Brendan Lee, Maddie Frill, Emily Carella, Nicole Appiani, Ty Horner, Jenn HOrner
Last Month's Winner : Anna Mason. NBAC
Answer: Katie Hoff
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Please email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 12th, 2013
How to play
Winner will be determined by a random drawing from all of the correct answers submitted.