Duquesne and Chatham Swimming Teams Host Reach One, Teach One Event
Oct. 10, 2012
This fall, the Duquesne women's swimming team will be conducting the second annual "Reach One, Teach One" program on Saturday October 13th, 2012. The Dukes will partner with Chatham University's women's swimming and diving team to teach the fundamentals of swimming to the youth of Hazelwood. Following the instruction, the kids will have the opportunity to splash around in the pool and enjoy lunch.
Last spring, the program was a huge success because the swimmers were not only able to give back to the community but were also able to have some fun with the kids. It was a great feeling for the team to put a smile on those kids faces.
Duquesne's head women's swimming coach David Sheets explains, "Swimming is a life-long sport that continues way past the collegiate experience. We knew when Caitie (senior swimmer, Caitie Zajko) started this program, it was not going to be something that only lasted as long as Caitie was at Duquesne," he added.
"The reach one, teach one program gives our swimmers an opportunity to do a few things; 1. To "reach out" to the kids of Hazelwood and give our athletes and opportunity to share their love of swimming. 2. To continue "To teach" the kids some basic skills that they can carry with them past their time in the program. Each semester the program continues to grow and we see progress from some of the kids that participated before. It is truly a great program that we are proud to be a part of," Sheets said.