U.S. Olympic teammates Lia Neal and Jacob Pebley and announced the “Swimmers for Change” initiative on Friday. Swimmers for Change is a grassroots movement involving over 30 Olympic, Paralympic, and U.S. National team athletes. The goal is to provide a platform for the swimming community to contribute towards raising awareness and support for the Black Lives Matter movement and combating systemic racism in the U.S.
The two Olympians have led the efforts to mobilize over 30 U.S. Olympic, Paralympic and National Team athletes, past and present, to volunteer their time and expertise to the swimming audience by hosting two weeks of daily live webinar shows.
The programs will run from June 15 to June 26 and cover a range of topics including athlete nutrition, mental health, leadership, how to be a leader in your community, life balance, technique advice, plus Q&A and live workout sessions