Trident Swimmer Scholars compete in the Public School Athletic League through out the school year. The Prospect Heights team is celebrating some great swims after one of our last meets of the season. All the hard work is paying off with swimmers that started the program unable to swim that are now competing in competitions. Keep it up!
This year, with funding from the Heisman Trophy Youth Development Fund in New York, we are opening several Middle School Swimmer Scholar programs. This week we opened our first program at Columbia Secondary School in partnership with the Y of Washington Heights & Inwood. Happily, we also have hired our first Trident graduate, Johanly Sepulveda as the head coach of that program! Johanly loves teaching and coaching inner city kids to love the water, especially in the same way he began his swimming career at our George Washington High School campus.
The Great Relay LA will take place at the Culver City Plunge on Saturday, October 14th from 10 - 2...refreshments to follow at the City Tavern!
The Great Relay NYC will take place at Colmbia University Dodge Aquatics Center, Sunday November 19th from 9 - 1pm...post swim refreshments to follow at The Heights!
Trident Swim Foundation is excited to announce that it has been given a grant of $50,000 to expand its programs into middle schools this year. The Heisman Trophy Youth Development Fund in New York supports organizations that help low-income children combine the benefits of sports with academics. Trident's mission and Swimmer Scholar programs were a perfect fit! Thank you to the New York Community Trust for facilitating and recommending us.
Finishing up their first whole season, Echo Park's program met with the second year of Inglewood's program. Although they live in LA, many don't make it to the beach, and before they joined the Swimmer Scholar programs, they weren't water safe. Now they can enjoy the beach and the water over the summer!