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Michelle Evans-Chase

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The Bruckner Chase and Michelle Evans-Chase-managed Ocean City Swim Club Unified Team / Legion of Ocean Heroes Surf Lifesaving Festival received nomination to the 2016 WOWSA Awards, a recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association in the category of World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year
Michelle Evans-Chase, Ph.D. with husband Bruckner Chase offshore
Michelle Evans-Chase, Ph.D. shown with her father Lt. Colonel Stewart Evans, the first man to swim to the California mainland from the Farallon Islands in August 1967
The Ocean City Swim Club Unified Team / Legion of Ocean Heroes Surf Lifesaving Festival was nominated for the 2016 WOWSA Awards, a recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association in the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year category
An example of the Blue Journey; the Ocean City Swim Club Unified Team / Legion of Ocean Heroes Surf Lifesaving Festival managed by Bruckner Chase and Michelle Evans-Chase

Michelle Evans-Chase, Ph.D. grew up in Willingboro, New Jersey and has been a competitive swimmer since the age of 6. She swam for Rutgers University and grew up around open water swimming with her father and her brother. She has done open water swims in Monterey Bay and San Francisco Bay in California, Ketchikan, Alaska and Folkestone, England.

She has coordinated or directed the swims and support for all of Bruckner Chase’s marathon swims and is a coach for the Ocean City Swim Club. Her father was the late channel swimmer Lt. Colonel Stewart Evans.

Toa o le Tai ® - Surf Life Saving Sports & Jr Guard Training

She wrote the grant for the American Samoan Toa o le Tai program and is the co-founder of the Toa o le Tai ® - Surf Life Saving Sports & Jr Guard Training program in Camden, New Jersey, together with her husband Bruckner Chase.

Ocean City Swim Club / Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital Swimming and Paddling Unified Team Program

Becky McGill, Bruckner Chase and Michelle Evans-Chase are the principals with the Ocean Swimming & Prone Paddleboarding program for Athletes with Spinal Cord Injuries together with the Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital, and the City of Upper Township. They help individuals with spinal cord injuries learn how to move through the water and guides open water prone paddleboarding and swimming sessions. This Ocean City Swim Club / Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital Swimming and Paddling Unified Team Program is a nominee for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

Lecturer

Evans-Chase is a lecturer on the design and evaluation of programming for youth in the juvenile justice system informed by neuropsychosocial theories of adolescence. Her research experience includes 9 years as project coordinator of field projects in correctional and community settings. She designed the implementation of two risk-reduction programs for adolescents: a Mindfulness Meditation intervention for incarcerated youth, which she is evaluating using a randomized control design for her dissertation; and an ocean-based mentoring program for low-income youth in American Samoa.

WOWSA Awards

This Ocean City Swim Club / Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital Swimming and Paddling Unified Team Program is a nominee for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year award. Its nomination reads,

They create transformative ocean experiences to positively impact the quality of life for those unwilling to accept being an observer. Bruckner Chase and Michelle Evans-Chase with Becky McGill, the Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital, and the City of Upper Township enable the most unlikely athletes to discover a personal connection to the ocean. By helping those with spinal cord injuries learn how to move through the water and guiding open water prone paddleboarding and swimming sessions, disabled athletes are leaving their wheelchairs and physical limitations on the beach to explore opportunities on and in the water. For their vision to bring the open water to a previously land-locked group, for their innovation to make paddling safe for those with severe physical challenges, for the empowering feelings and opportunities, the Ocean City Swim Club / Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital Swimming and Paddling Unified Team Program is a worthy nominee for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

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Education

  • Ph.D. received from the University of Pennsylvania in the School of Social Policy and Practice. Doctoral Program in Social Welfare. Dissertation Title: Mindfulness Mediation with Incarcerated Youth: A Randomized Controlled Trial Informed by Neuropsychosocial and Cultural Theories of Adolescence
  • San Francisco State University - Master's in Psychology, 1999
  • Rutgers University - Bachelor's in Psychology, 1989

Toa a le Tai Camden Introduction

Meet Your Endurance Mind, Mindfulness Meditation for Endurance Athletes

Mindfulness Meditation for the Endurance Athlete


In Ocean City, New Jersey

World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women

She was named to the list of World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women by the World Open Water Swimming Association in 2015.

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