Who/What/Why Your Nica Nadadores Swimming Co-Hosts:
To use the sport of swimming as a tool to empower the next generation of leaders in under-served communities in Nicaragua.
Our Core Values:
2. Self Improvement
3. Big Dreams
Nica Nadadores is a swim team, youth development and empowerment program, community service vehicle, and scholarship initiative. We do more than just teach kids how to swim. We empower them to dream big and achieve their goals in all areas of life.
We run daily swim practices, conduct monthly community service activities, mentor on life skills and leadership, and provide academic financial assistance to children who show commitment to Nica Nadadores’ values. Our goal is to help our student-athletes reach their full potential by showing them that their progress and success in the pool is transferable to the classroom and to the rest of their lives.
Forty-six percent of Nicaraguan children do not advance beyond ninth grade. Public schools in the area are overcrowded, teachers are under-trained and underpaid, and a full weekly schedule consists of less than 20 hours of classroom instruction. The Nica Nadadores scholarship program enrolls student-athletes in higher-achieving schools and provides them with the support to succeed. The program holds participants accountable for in- school performance as well as outside study.
Nica Nadadores is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization that relies on financial contributions from supporters in the United States and abroad. Please visit their site to send questions or comments at http://nicanadadores.org/contact.
Quote: "With A Purpose" ~ Rob, Lehigh University Swim Coach[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRq8Fyz9crg]
On This Episode You Will Hear:
Competition breeds success ~ Kyle Shoemaker
Athletes are hireable people because they know how to deal with pressure. ~ Timmy Hayes
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Shoutout to Rob, their prior coach at Lehigh University. When we were young, we were ingrained with the message… "With A Purpose!" initially created from the coaching of "Walk With A Purpose". Being deliberate with your actions.