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Maryland Swimmers who attended the 2015 USA Swimming Eastern Zone Diversity Camp at College Park.
MD Swimming pays all expenses.

Bennici Matthew 14

Boucree,Jillian Sandra  13

Boucree, Lauryn  15

Burke, Amaya  13

Elshafei, Adam E.  16

Frank, Matthew  15

Fanua, Ilene Selu  13

Fanua, Lilli  15

Johnson, Isaiah  15

Josey, Alana M.  13

Kim, Bridgette  14

Lin, Kevin  15

Manseur, Maryem  14

Michel, Laila Symone  14

Namphu Nguyen, Alan  13

Zou, Matthew  13

Click to read about the  Historic Final 100 Free at 2015 Ladies NCAA Championships: Minority 1-2-3 Finish!

Click to read: Simone Manuel Swims the Fastest Relay Split EVER at 2015 Women's NCAAs

Click to read: African-American Swimmers. Why the Disparity?

Click to read about Black Women In Swimming History

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  Nikia Brown

  • 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
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
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

Trivia Question

Winner Gets a $15 i-Tunes Gift Card

Any registered MD Swimming swimmer is welcome to play!!!

New Question:
Learning about the Olympics. The ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of  the father of the Greek gods and goddesses. The festival and the games were held in Olympia, a rural sanctuary site. The Greeks that came to the Sanctuary at Olympia shared the same religious beliefs and spoke the same language. The athletes were all male citizens of the city-states from every corner of the Greek world, coming from as far away as Spain in the west and Turkey in the east. The sanctuary was named after Mt. Olympus , the highest mountain in mainland Greece. In Greek mythology, Mt. Olympus was the home of the greatest of the Greek gods and goddesses. Who was the father of the Greek Gods and Goddesses in whose honor the Olympic Games were held?

Correct Answers: Julia Luljak, Michelle Feng, Gabriel Erb, Lydia Angel, Will Stockdale, JOrdan Kasoff, Emily Carella

Last Month's Winner: Julia Luljak, MSC

Last Month's Answer: Christopher Columbus

Check out Previous Trivia Questions

Please email your answers to by Noon December 12, 2015

How to play 

Winner will be determined by a random drawing from all of the correct answers submitted.

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