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Sisterhood Spotlight

Aponi Brunson
Assistant Director of Programs at SwimRVA

A life-long swimmer, accomplished musician and advocate for swim safety and community engagement, Aponi Brunson is a shining example of the spirit of Virginia at work. From Carnegie Hall to John Marshall High School’s lap pool, Aponi has made her name as an accomplished leader in all of her unique endeavors.

In the Sisterhood Spotlight series, First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin showcases incredible women across the Commonwealth and shines a light on their unique stories, professions, and life journeys. This week we honor Swim Safety Month by learning more about the life and career of Coach Aponi Brunson.

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First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin with Gwendolyn Steele

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