DCAC Scholarships

2019 IGLA New York Scholarships 

DCAC will award an undetermined number of scholarships to DCAC swimmers to aid in offsetting expenses for swimmers competing in the 2019 International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics Championships to be held in New York City, June 23-30, 2019. Award recipients are required to compete in the maximum allowable number of individual and relay events at the meet and will actively participate in DCAC fundraising events. Please request an application from our treasurer by March 31, 2019 to get first consideration. competition@swimdcac.org

 

2019 Pool Dues Scholarships

DCAC will award an undetermined number of scholarships to DCAC swimmers to aid in the cost of pool dues for those who are financially challenged. Membership dues still apply. Award recipients are required to actively participate in DCAC fundraising events. Please request an application from our treasurer at any time during the year. treasurer@swimdcac.org

 

2019 Under 30 Award

DCAC will provide an undetermined number of awards to DCAC swimmers under 30 years of age. Membership dues still apply. The idea behind the award is to retain and encourage young swimmers to stay engaged with the team. The award is spread out over the course of the calendar year. Please request the award from our treasurer at any time during the year. treasurer@swimdcac.org

 

Marcay Dickens and Joan Dever Scholarship Fund

To honor the memory of the mothers of two long time DCAC members. The Marcay Dickens and Joan Dever Scholarship Fund encourages DCAC swimmers over the age of 65 to compete in the annual IGLA competition and to offset costs associated in participation. Please request an application from our treasurer to apply for the scholarship. treasurer@swimdcac.org

To make a tax deductible donation to the Marcay Dickens and Joan Dever Scholarship Fund, please Venmo at @swimdcac, PayPal to treasurer@swimdcac.org, or provide a check made out to DCAC to a board member. Make sure to note that it is for the Marcay Dickens and Joan Dever Scholarship Fund

 

Marcay Dickens

Mother of DCAC swimmer and coach Steve Dickens. Marcay was a DCAC member from 2002-2007 and a longtime USMS member. She passed away Nov. 3, 2017 at the age of 83. Marcay swam at the very first USMS Long Course Nationals held in 1972 in Bloomington, Indiana. She also competed for DCAC at several swim meets including IGLA 2003 San Francisco, IGLA 2004 Ft Lauderdale, and IGLA 2005 Atlanta, scoring boatloads of points for DCAC in the 50 free, 50 back, 100 back, and 100 free. In San Francisco, she was part of the first Mixed 240+ Medley Relay that had ever been fielded by an IGLA team. She holds several DCAC 70-74 team records as well. She was an example of a strategy employed particularly well for a period of time whereby senior members were specifically recruited to compete for the team at IGLA (see: Jack Markey).

Joan Dever

Mother of DCAC swimmer and long-time board member Fred Dever. Joan had a passion for health and physical fitness throughout her life. She was an avid competitor in swimming, synchronized swimming, golf and tennis. In the 1950s, Joan was a synchronized swimmer for the Elliott Murphy Aqua Show at Flushing Meadows Amphitheater. She was the first head swim coach of the Fayetteville Manlius High School womens swim team and taught and coached several sports teams full-time throughout Long Island. Enhancing her drive and dedication to sports and physical fitness, Joan acquired a Bachelors degree in Health and Physical Education from Brockport State University and a Masters degree from Syracuse University.