USA National Team Alumni and current USA National Team members, you are invited to a social Saturday, right after the prelims of the 2014 Men’s NCAA Championships. The social is in a big white tent outside the entrance of the pool. Food and drinks are courtesy of the USA Swimming Foundation. Please contact me (Mel Stewart) via email, my cell or Facebook if you wish to attend and/or bring family. USA National Team Alumni and current USA National Team members attending: Shaun Jordan, Kathleen Hersey, Jill Sterkell, Ricky Berens, Julie Stupp, Josh Davis, Carol Capitani, Ron Van Pool, Beth Botsford, Terrianne McGuirk Kingsbury, Nick Nevid, William Paulus, Sid Cassidy, Chris Eckerman, Austin Surhoff, Brendan Hansen, Bill Stapleton, Lou Manganiello, Donald Watson, Geoff Gaberino, Kirk Stackle, Rick Bodor, Rowdy Gaines, Brade Homer, Sandy Bell, Dr. Keith Bell, Ian Crocker, David Lundberg, Jeff Comings, Jeff Olsen, Colleen Cox, Michael Klueh, Coach Bruce Gemmel, Conor Dwyer, Nathan Adrian, Frank Busch, and Daniel Waters.
ANNOUNCEMENT COURTESY OF THE USA SWIMMING FOUNDATION
U.S. Olympic gold medalists Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash.) and Conor Dwyer (Winnetka, Ill.) will headline the 2014 U.S. National Team Alumni Social held on site at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Saturday in Austin, Texas.
“I’m so honored to speak with USA Swimming legends this weekend at the National Team Alumni Social,” said Dwyer, a University of Florida graduate. “I am so grateful for the traditions they set before me and humbled to a part of it.”
Following Saturday’s prelims at the men’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship, U.S. National Team alums and family members will gather for the event. Adrian and Dwyer will speak at the event along with USA Swimming Foundation executive director Debbie Hesse.
Adrian and Dwyer’s appearance at the 2014 U.S. National Team Alumni Social is part of USA Swimming’s Athlete Partnership Program. The program is a platform for National Team swimmer to encourage kids and adults to take up the sport as a healthy and positive activity. These appearances directly promote the sport and the healthy lifestyle it represents. To find more information about how to get started in the sport, visit SwimToday.org.
The USA Swimming Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming. Established in 2004, the Foundation works to strengthen the sport by saving lives and building champions— in the pool and in life. Whether we’re equipping our children with the life-saving skill of learn-to-swim through our Make a Splash initiative, or providing financial support to our heroes on the U.S. National Team, the USA Swimming Foundation aims to provide the wonderful experience of swimming to kids at all levels across the country. To learn more, visitwww.usaswimmingfoundation.org.
The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative is a national child-focused water safety campaign, which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. Through Make a Splash, the USA Swimming Foundation partners with learn-to-swim providers and water safety advocates across the country to provide swimming lessons and educate children and their families on the importance of learning how to swim. The USA Swimming Foundation has invested millions of dollars to provide grants to qualified Local Partner learn-to-swim programs, to spread national awareness, and to bring together strategic partners to end drowning. To date, more than 2 million children have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through the USA Swimming Foundation Make a Splash Local Partner network, comprised of more than 600 qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn more, visitwww.usaswimmingfoundation.org/makeasplash