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The National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) and USA Swimming are co-sponsoring a national competition in search of the 2011 Lifesaver of the Year. The nomination period, originally set to close on November 30, has been extended through December 16 in response to numerous requests.
“Most of the year we concentrate on the unacceptable number of lives lost due to this preventable tragedy,” said Kim Burgess, NDPA executive director. “So it’s wonderful to focus on those whose heroic actions prevented a tragedy. These inspiring stories will remind us all that one person can make an enormous difference in the world.”
Nominators should visit http://www.facebook.com/NationalDrowningPreventionAlliance, click the “Lifesaver of the Year” contest tab on the left and upload a photo and essay about the nominee. The essay should detail the nominee’s heroism in a water-related incident. Lifeguards, first responders or laypersons may be nominated.
The winner will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to San Diego, CA where he or she will be honored at the 11th annual National Drowning Prevention Symposium set for March 7-10, 2012. For more information, or to register for the symposium, please visit http://www.NDPA.org.
NDPA and USA Swimming Foundation will select ten finalists. Public voting will begin January 4, 2012 and votes will be collected for one month.
For more information, go to www.facebook.com/NationalDrowningPreventionAlliance.
News & Updates
As Ryan Lochte accepted his award for the Male Race of the Year at USA Swimming’s Golden Goggles Sunday night, he pulled a typical Ryan Lochte move: he nearly dropped the trophy.
One estimate says the hardware is worth in the range of $1500, so it was a good thing Lochte caught it before it fell to the floor.
“I got it, don’t worry,” Lochte told the crowd after knocking the trophy off the podium.
Lochte’s laid-back and carefree attitude has been well documented, as the Floridian likes to enjoy life and not take anything too seriously. That included dancing on the red carpet and pointing and posing for the cameras, and later showing Missy Franklin some dance moves after the pair took home the Men’s and Women’s Athlete of the Year honors.
“I told everyone I will stop swimming once I stop having fun. And honestly, I don’t see that ever happening,” Lochte said. “I’m having so much fun with swimming, it’s a blast.”
Having a blast with the sport is exactly why Lochte is the best swimmer in the world. He’s won the last three Male Athlete of the Year awards at the Golden Goggles, and this summer he broke the first long-course world record since high-tech swimsuits were banned at the start of 2010.
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