Morning Swim Show: Rob Butcher Racking Up Frequent Flier Miles On Mission To Get Adults in the Pool

Photo Courtesy: US Masters Swimming

PHOENIX, Arizona, May 16. ROB Butcher, the executive director of U.S. Masters Swimming, joins today’s edition of The Morning Swim Show.


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Butcher has been traveling the country extensively in the past six weeks to help promote the Adult Learn-To-Swim initiative by the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation. He talks about the goal of the program to get more bodies in the water and swimming safely. He backs up the mission with a statistic from the Centers for Disease Control, noting that 37 percent of American adults can’t swim a length of the pool. With very few opportunities available for adults to learn to swim, USMS went to work to make sure adults had learn-to-swim programs available in their area through grant money and support from government officials. In this interview, he also talks about his experiences at the short course nationals and laments that the organization wasn’t able to secure the Qwest Center for the 2016 long course nationals. Be sure to visit SwimmingWorld.TV for more video interviews.

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Author: Jeff Commings

Jeff Commings is the host of several shows on SwimmingWorld.TV, including "The Morning Swim Show," which features interviews with people making headlines in aquatic sports. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and was a nine-time NCAA All-American.

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