Loyola University Maryland

Department of Recreational Sports

Drake Belt

Assistant Director of Recreational Sports

(Aquatics and Special Events)

Born and raised in Indiana, Drake earned his Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2013 and Masters of Science in Kinesiology emphasizing in Physical Activity, Fitness, & Wellness in 2017 from Indiana University where he served as the Graduate Assistant for Aquatics in Campus Recreational Sports. As a Graduate Assistant Drake was responsible for the oversight of the lifeguard and aquatic lead staff as well as coordinating aquatic events with athletics. Drake also started IU’s Key Log Rolling program that has since spawned the creation of a club sport and assisted in the development and management for other aquatic and recreational sport special events.

As the Assistant Director of Aquatics & Special Events, Drake is responsible for the oversight of aquatic operations, programming, and collaborating with athletics and user groups for aquatic events. He also works with Late Night programming to develop opportunities for students to engage with each other on campus during the evening. Drake oversees the lifeguard, swim instructor, and American Red Cross Instructor staff.

Drake is huge advocate for leisure recreation and creating inclusive environments where all feel welcome. As mentioned, his favorite aquatic activity is Log Rolling and loves the rush of getting to participate in such a unique activity. His three dogs keep him busy as this Midwesterner learns how to navigate life in the East Coast.

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