By Amy Via
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Commonwealth University’s Cary Street Gym on the Monroe Park Campus has been in construction for just under two years. The renovations will accommodate the university’s increasing volume of students.
Tom Diehl, Director of VCU Recreational Sports, hopes the new space will bring in up to 4,000 students per day.
“What we have is an all-in-one facility. Everything we could imagine is all in one building,” said Diehl.
By Scott Kennedy and Brittany Grove
RICHMOND, Va- Aisha Moten is a Virginia Commonwealth University student by day and instructor by night–and her class meets in a swimming pool. She’s one of the certified instructors in VCU’s Learn to Swim program.
VCU offers classes at its MCV campus pools to help adults learn this vital task throughout a seven week session. Moten realizes the importance of knowing how to swim in a life-threatening water circumstance. Coupled with her passion for people, she said she’s led to share her swimming knowledge with her adult students.
“I know a lot of people might not really know how to swim, or they might think they know how to swim,” says Moten. “But I think everybody should definitely learn how to swim.”