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WaterWorks is a swim program established by the Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity (IDE) in collaboration with the President's Office to provide an opportunity for Dartmouth College students, particularly students of color, to learn how to swim in a relaxed, peer-taught environment.

WaterWorks meets every term and utilizes teachers from both the swim team and greater Dartmouth community to ensure the success of learning swimmers.students

Learn to swim so that you can:

  •  Be safe while traversing bodies of water
  •  Maintain good health
  •  Improve Swimming Technique
  •  Have fun in water across the globe
  •  Pass Dartmouth's swimming requirement for graduation

Furthermore, swimmers will be equipped with swimming gear to expedite the learning process.

So, are you interested in learning how to swim? Want to have fun while improving your technique? Like the idea of having a FREE swimming lesson from some of the best swimmers on campus?

Come join us weekly at the pool in Alumni Gym! Invite your friends; all are welcome! It's FREE, so why not?

Looking forward to seeing you at the pool! For spring term 2016, WaterWorks will be held on Sundays from 5-6 PM. Please RSVP by Friday afternoon to let us know you're planning on attending: RSVP here. 

For more information, or to be added to our list-serv, please contact:



Wanda Butts and Tankeeya Butts, founders of Josh's project with IDE staff and lifeguardOn May 13, 2015, IDE hosted the founders of Josh's Project, an organization created to raise awareness on water safety and drowning prevention.
















Last Updated: 3/25/16