Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Opportunity to Save the Males!
Was contacted today by television producer who wants to hear from high school boys (15-17) who have experienced loss of college swim opportunities due to Title IX (mainly proportionality).
Parents and coaches, please get me contact info for young men who are swimming in high school and have discovered:
a) the school of their choice has a women-only swim program,
b) little/no financial assistance is available because they're males,
c) roster caps mean they can't even swim as a "walk on", and/or
d) any other reverse discrimination issues.
Producer would like to talk with kids by phone first (by the end of next week), then set up on-camera interviews.
I'm more than happy to be the go-between for this effort. Email me contact info and I'll pass it along.
This is a great opportunity to tell a side of the story that's often missed in the media.
We know our sport is the most gender-equitable one out there, yet our young men pay a heavy price because other sports aren't nearly as "fair" as ours.