Today we're talking about a program to take veterans and first responders to the ocean and teach them how to surf. It's an organization called SWEL and it was created by a an experienced cop who saw the value in surfing to promote health and wellness for other first responders. His name is Rob Sanderson and he dropped by my office with a huge smile on his face to talk about these trips, where he and his team guide officers through a weekend of decompression, good food, surfing, and peer support that's hard to match.
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Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hey-chaplain/id1570155168
Music is by Chris Haugen
Hey Chaplain Podcast Episode 028