Save UNCW Swimming and Diving
  • Petitioned UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller

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UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller

Save UNCW Swimming and Diving

    1. Sara Smith
    2. Petition by

      Sara Smith

      Ellicott City, MD

#Fight4UNCWswimanddive

 

"Take 42 hours out of your work week. Place 28 of them in water, 14 of them on land. Take muscle, heart, and pure dedication and place it in your future at 2 years old. Take that dedication and lead it to 12 reigning CAA championships, NCAA's and 2012 Olympic Trials. Take every dream, goal, aspiration, and time commitment and place it on a single block for one moment of glory.

And then why don't you just take everything the experience has made us as student athletes and just throw it away? Because the revenue you gain is far more important than the pride and respect we've gained through every sweat, ache, failure and accomplishment through the sport that shaped our adolescence, correct?" -Heather Shaver, member of the Women's Swim&Dive team

Take this and add it to the amount that we've given back to the community. We host a Swim School every summer, where local children can come and learn to swim with experts in the Seahawks' home. We've participated in multiple canned food drives and volunteered at local animal rescue centers. Our GPA has increased with each year, not to mention the Men's team's 12 STRAIGHT CAA Championship victories.

We are constantly being told that our sport does not matter, please help us keep that from being official!

To:
UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller
Save UNCW Swimming and Diving!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Bonnie Glasgow-Spann GREENVILLE, SC
      • 8 months ago

      This is a no brainer...swimmers generally share the highest GPA with either golfers or tennis players. Congrats to all you fine young men, we need many more just like you! I challenge 100% of my friends to sign this petition... Swimming is such an awesome and wholesome sport! I say, let's Git 'ear done!

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    • Sharon Blackwelder MOORESVILLE, NC
      • 8 months ago

      My son would love to be on their swim team

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    • Samantha Sannes TORRANCE, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      I want to swim at UNCW.

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    • Debbie Sannes TORRANCE, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      My daughter is a swimmer and recently contacted UNCW about swimming for the school.....

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    • Kelly Micek EDGEWOOD, KY
      • about 1 year ago

      I was a hs swimmer and most of my friends went on to swim in College. I was a supporter of the programs and feel that college athletics need to be more about the development of the person and school spirit than about the revenue they generate.

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