By Carlena Knight
olympic swimmer Karin Browne will focus on the coaching aspect of the sport as she joined the Waterloo Varsity Swim Team at the University of Waterloo in Canada as an assistant coach.
The news was revealed on the school’s Department of Recreational and Leisure Studies Facebook page on Saturday.
Browne joined the university as a teaching assistant in 2021 and is now an associate of the institution.
She is also a master’s student in Recreation and Leisure Studies (RLS) and her experience in RLS has been transformative, she said.
According to the accomplished swimmer, learning from different theoretical and critical perspectives like critical theory, critical race theory and feminist theories has opened her eyes to new ways of seeing the world and helped her understand better. his own lived experiences.
Going forward, this knowledge will inform his work in developing, implementing and evaluating aquatic and other recreational programs.
His passion for swimming inspires him to pursue work and research that involves increasing access to aquatic programs for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), particularly in Antigua, and for the Caribbean diaspora and African in Canada.