Ep. 47 Coach David Stephens On How To Keep a Swim Team Thriving During a Pandemic
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David Stephens, owner of Chicago's premier youth swim team CWAC Swimming (https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=iscwac) saw a big gap in the Chicago youth sports market. Coming from one of the country's number one swim states, Georgia, the city of Chicago had no elite swim teams, and no one seemed to be thinking of starting one. Chicago IS known for its championship basketball, football, baseball and hockey teams. And as cold as it is in Chicago, there hasn't been a focus on teaching young people anything but "learn-to-swim." David shares his story about how he left his career as a successful lawyer and built a thriving family business around his love of swimming as sport. And, he describes how he is the first swim team in the State of Illinois that strategically focuses on diversity and inclusion in a global sport that has a history of extreme racism and discrimination. Guiding question: How are you surviving being a business owner during the pandemic?  #### Follow our show on http://www.instagram.com/honestfieldguide or at http://www.twitter.com/thehonestfield. We would love your dollars to keep going! We can take a donation to support our podcast here and we will shout you our when you do it on an upcoming podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support. Text The Honest Field Guide at ‪(312) 445-0903‬ Send us a voice message and we will record it on an upcoming episode: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message. The podcast is recorded and produced by Birk Creative: Designing visual identities and multichannel strategies to help brands establish, grow, scale, exit and keep up with the pace of change. Visit http://www.birkcreative.com. Music found on this episode is available on Apple here https://music.apple.com/us/artist/utah-carol/137984081 and provided courtesy Utah Carol (ASCAP). All content ©Birkdesign Inc. This podcast represents the personal views of JinJa Birkenbeuel, CEO of Birk Creative and its employees. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-honest-field-guide/support
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