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January 21, 2015 - Multicultural Heroes: Kent Yoshiwara

Source: USA Swimming

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With just 85 staff and 400,000 members, USA Swimming heavily relies on passionate volunteers at the local level to be able to provide community support. Volunteers like Pacific Swimming Diversity Chair Kent Yoshiwara have been a shining example of how one person can make a huge difference in their local swim committees (LSC's) and the sport of swimming. 


A professional with over 20 years in the healthcare industry, Yoshiwara also currently serves as the western zone diversity coordinator and was the former national diversity committee chair for USA Swimming.


Like many volunteers, Yoshiwara began his involvement in the sport through his swimming children. Rather than sitting on the sidelines, Yoshiwara became an official and eventually worked his way up to leadership and chair positions within his LSC. His daughter Carole was active on committees as an athlete, driving Yoshiwara’s interest during the U.S. Aquatics Sports Convention where he first volunteered for a committee. Continue reading the article here.

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