USA Swimming Staff Out and About


USAS ShieldBecause USA Swimming is a member-driven organization, the staff is often on the road meeting with coaches, athletes and other stakeholders. Here’s a look at this past week:

National AfterSchool Association Annual Convention
The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash team of Tina Dessart and Harriett Gunderson were in New York this past week for the National AfterSchool Association Annual Convention.

The convention, held Feb. 28 – March 3, aimed at providing water safety resources and materials to educate industry professionals on the importance of incorporating water-safety education and learn-to-swim opportunities into their programming.  

In addition to hosting a booth at the five-day convention, the USA Swimming Foundation was proud to have the opportunity to loop two of their 2013 Saving Lives, Building Champions and Make a Splash videos in the exhibit hall for all to see on Sunday.  

NAA is the membership association for professionals who work with children and youth in diverse school and community-based settings to provide a wide variety of extended learning opportunities and care during out-of-school hours.  With 4,000 members and 22 state affiliate organizations, NAA represents the voice of the afterschool field in the areas of professional development, program quality, public policy, and current issues affecting children and youth in their out of school time. The 2014 National Afterschool Association Convention hosted approximately 2,000 attendees.