Aqua Aware: Swimming to safety (includes audio story)

Welcome to the Aqua Aware podcast where we talk about swimming and water safety. Join us as we dive into the world of aquatics, explore water safety tips, and talk about personal experiences. Our goal is to keep beginners, parents, and lifeguards informed about all water-related activities.

Episode 1: Diving into the World of Aquatics

Meet Shane McCann, an experienced swim instructor and a certified lifeguard at the YMCA. McCann shares his inspiring journey from his early days as a swimmer to becoming a trusted mentor and safety advocate in the aquatic community.

Mauro Rueda is a bilingual Digital Communication and Media major who is fluent in Spanish and English. He aspires to have a career in broadcast journalism that allows him to cover sporting events in print and on TV.

Beverly Renee Muzii is a journalist at Florida International University who explores the intersection of journalistic storytelling with arts, culture and the humanities. Muzii is the chief student correspondent for ArtSpeak, an e-magazine and publication platform sponsored by FIU’s College of Communication Architecture and the Arts and the Lee Caplin School of Journalism and Media. Muzii also works as a student academic advising ambassador and is a studio support assistant for Island TV. Muzii will graduate with a bachelor’s degree from the FIU Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media in 2025.

Valentina Gaspari is a sophomore majoring in Digital Broadcasting. A bilingual woman who enjoys traveling and covering/editing stories, Gaspari is passionate about working in the news or entertainment field as a reporter or producer after graduation.