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MD Swimming Diversity Liason: Bill Kirkner diversity@mdswim.org

 

The Eastern Zone will host our 3rd ever Diversity Select Summit at the University of Maryland June 25-28th, 2015 in an effort to identify the emerging young diverse athletes from under-represented populations in the sport, LSC Chairs and Coaches from each LSC and offer them a unique motivational and educational experience. Participants from the various LSCs that comprise of the Eastern Zone would participate in a three-day program, which includes pool training, motivational, and education sessions and team-building activities.

 


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Click to read about Black Women In Swimming History

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Outreach Discount Membership Information and Reimbursement
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  • 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

  • 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.

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This is an aerial view of Barra da Tijuca. The neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro where the 2016 Olympic venues will be located. The name "Rio de Janeiro" is Portuguese, what does it mean?

Congratulations to the following swimmers who have answered correctly : Lance Rombro, Victoria McArthur, Jeffrey McArthur, Michelle Feng, Averey Johnson, Zach Brown, Makenna Hammil, Delaney Hammil, Gaby Shenot, Yael Garcia, Ally VanNetta, Zach Potter, Alex Boettinger, Lily Bussey, Alexa Porter, Zach Zinderman, Julia Hoban

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Last Month's Answer: Vinicius

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