SRU students attend drowning prevention conference

A group of 21 Slippery Rock University students, each minoring in aquatics, attended the National Drowning Prevention Alliance conference in Pittsburgh. SRU co-sponsored the event.

Attending were:

· Tanner Snyder, a junior health and physical education major from Tyrone;

· Mitchell Blose, a junior health and physical education major from Clarion;

· Stephanie Garaja, a senior resort, recreation and hospitality management major from Hiram, Ohio;

· Matthew Yelen, a senior exercise science major from Volant;

· Haley Chizuk, a senior exercise science major from Lake View, New York;

· Evan Zombek, a junior safety management major from McDonald;

· Alexis Deyarmin, a freshman health and physical education major from Mercer;

· Stephen Zomek, a senior safety management major from McDonald;

· Ana Soeder, a senior health and physical education major from Greensburg;

· Brittany Zastawniak, a senior health and physical education major from Springdale;

· Miriam Syed, a sophomore health and physical education major from Erie;

· Megan Lenzi, a senior health and physical education major from Somerset;

· Ryan Satira, a senior recreational therapy major from Irwin;

· Ashleigh Myers, a junior English major from Renfrew;

· Nicole Moraitis, a senior physical activity and fitness management major from Slippery Rock;

· Jennifer McLaughlin, a sophomore health and physical education major from Maienville;

· John Reimond, a senior recreational therapy major from Pittsburgh;

· Jarren Ross, a junior health and physical education major from Sigel;

· Jonathan Fouts, a senior health and physical education major from Pittsburgh;

· Joshua Hill, a senior health and physical education major from Fairfield; and

· Ellisyn Mularski, a junior health and physical education major from Harrisville

The NDPA recognizes and supports drowning prevention efforts for people of all ages and addresses drowning risks in all bodies of water. It emphasizes research, awareness and policy changes to impact the incidence of drowning.