Dr. Miriam Lynch Leads Diversity In Aquatics

Executive Director of Diversity in Aquatics Dr. Miriam Lynch has deep swimming roots.  She developed her swimming muscle at the powerhouse Nation’s Capital Aquatic Club, eventually earning a scholarship to swim at Howard University. At Howard, Dr. M made her mark breaking six individual and three relay team records–which was the most in Howard’s history at that time. Her 1650 record lasted nearly 20 years, until it was recently broken by a swimmer Dr. M coached. That’s right, Dr. M is a volunteer coach at Howard as well.

Dr M appears on this podcast thanks to our friends at Speedo, and because she’s a real change-maker in the non-profit world. Diversity In Aquatics (DIA), under her executive leadership, has flourish.  Membership has increased, and DIA has developed into a top national level organization.  DIA’s mission is to empower individuals and organizations to create real systemic change in their communities.

If you enjoyed our conversation and wish to support Diversity In Aquatics, donate here.

Thanks again to our partner Speedo.

You can follow Dr. Miriam Lynch on Twitter.

Music: Otis McDonald

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NCAP Swammer
1 month ago

great coach and even better person. happy to support Miriam and DIA!

Gummy Shark
1 month ago

Unfortunately, many Black children do not have access to a pool, which eliminates learning how to swim safely and also preventing promising athletes from competing in the sport. Thank you, Dr. Lynch, for your continued efforts!

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