NDPA in NOLA in 2019

Proposal to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance in 2019

Get highlights of Pittsburgh’s aquatic outreach with camps, teams, schools and facilities; plus learn our framework of events and online utilities; and finally, the NDPA audience obtains $0 cost, how-to ebooks packed with insights, outcomes and planning justifications that can be replicated and deployed in your community.

Go under-the-hood of our inter-city multi-day SKWIM events, NCAA & Masters water polo at public pools, country club visits, online quizzes with clever digital badges, lifeguard training at Saturday Swim School, and our mission with day-camps with schools and faith-based groups. We teach hundreds about water-safety and how to swim every year.

Please provide a clear statement of learning objectives. Learning objectives describe what an individual should know or be able to do at the end of a course or session that they did not know before. Please limit learning objectives to one sentence per outcome.

Upon completion of this session, participants will:

  • Participants will understand:
  • Awareness: Highlights of creative aquatic outreach programming deployed in Pittsburgh;
  • Continuing Education: Scope and depth of newly provided ebook materials;
  • A new utility widget: How the digital badges work for Levels 1 through 5 of SKWIM Certification and how to plug them into your program too;
  • Philosophical foundation: Successful engagement strategies and principles of Gamification, Sportsmanship and Teamwork at the pool.

Briefly describe the presenter’s experience teaching adults, including previous conferences and training events where he or she has presented. If this particular session has been offered before, please be sure to include when and where (e.g. US Swim School Association, NDPA Adaptive Aquatics, or other industry conferences).

Podium presentation in 2018 include Pacific Swim Coaches Clinic, Washington’s Parks & Rec Assn Meeting. A regional arts educators seminar (scheduled for October 18). This is new content for NDPA. FWIW, SKWIM play and disks have had brief and occasional appearances, such as at a special event in 2017 and in the exhibition hall.

Speaker Biography – Please provide a brief bio, in paragraph form, for website posting (50 words or less).

Coaching since 1976 with 9 years at the college level, 10,000+ swimmers have called him “Coach Mark.” He has worked for 52 ADs and 34 principals. His swimmers set state records in four states. Mark published 100+ titles for cutting-edge sports participants including the first ebook in sports in 1989. See CLOH.org and SKWIM.us.

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