Dive in Durham is a partnership between Comunidad de Durham and the Aquatics program within Duke Recreation & Physical Education. The program provided families a 30 minute swim/water safety lesson and an hour of free swim with Aquatics staff. The early success of this program has led to ongoing programming and partnerships between the two groups. Duke Recreation & Physical Education is excited for this initiative and the opportunity to contribute to strengthening the relationships between Duke and the Durham community.
By Duke Honor Council | 04/24/2019
"I find this rock climbing experience has some parallels to my first year. As I reflect on this year at Duke, I remember sometimes having similar feelings of being stuck and unable to see a green hold on the wall, or feelings of not measuring up against the wall-scaling extraordinaires around me."
Duke Recreation & Physical Education’s Aquatics program was chosen as one of 85 Make a Splash programs in the U.S. to receive grant money from the USA Swimming Foundation in early 2019. The awarded money will go toward Duke Aquatics continued efforts to provide free or reduced-cost swim lessons. The USA Swimming Foundation awarded a total of $507,461 to programs across the country that will provide swim lessons to an estimated 25,000 children.
By Peter Ciporin, Class of 2019
"After freshman year, it became apparent to me that an experience I had long taken for granted was not always accessible to everyone. The Ski & Snowboard team, along with other Club Sports at Duke, is open to all but cannot fully function on member dues alone."
Greg Twiss’s students have tested liquid-fueled rocket motors, designed colorful jets of water to dance through fountains, and sent high-altitude balloons soaring 20 miles into the atmosphere to meet the central design challenge he creates for EGR 190 Applied Engineering Design, a mechanical engineering class that continues to build upon the design and ideation skills developed in EGR 121, Engineering Innovation.