The Duncan Connection

Connecting one's mind, body, and spirit into the best version of self through water safety, physical fitness, and massage therapy.

The Duncan Connection's mission is to provide free and/or a reduced cost variety of fitness classes, massage therapy, water safety and swimming education events for all ages regardless of economic background, culture, or gender.

Water Safety & Swimming Education

The Duncan Connection will provide a variety of services for the community from water safety talks for the public schools students to water aerobics classes for women who cannot attend water fitness classes due to cultural and/or religious reasons.

Group Fitness Classes

The Duncan Connection hosts several outdoor and indoor fitness classes for all ages and abilities. Some classes will be adult centered and child friendly, check out the event page.

Massage Therapy

The Duncan Connection provides resources to public and private organizations, groups, and community participants to receive regular massages for a reduced cost.


The Duncan Connection is multi-functional. A place to get inspired, find out what to do for your health and where to join up with others to do it. One of the things you find out with just a little participation - is that it’s all about FAMILY! And everyone is considered family every time you show up.
— Leslie C, Facebook

The Duncan Connection's Founder, Tiana Duncan, tiana@duncanconnection.org

"After working seven years with a nonprofit where the change capacity was low and seeing the need of more community awareness around water safety, physical fitness, and massage therapy that’s when The Duncan Connection was born. The Duncan Connection is passionate about sharing the benefits of water safety, physical fitness, and massage therapy because I’m living proof of its blessings.

Tiana is personal, patient, and professional. I had FUN!!
— La Manda D, Facebook

Since I was a child, I’ve always had a connection with water. Even when I was in teen camp, I’d always find myself getting wet regardless where we were. It didn’t matter if it was the fountain at the Seattle Center or running through the sprinklers at the park. I was just under 5 years old, when I found myself swimming without supervision in the deep end. I can remember my Papa taking my cousin and I, one at a time into the pool during a friend’s party. Even though, I wasn’t at an age to make decisions on my own yet at that moment I decided, I’m going to swim by myself.

That was the beginning of my purpose. My purpose in life is to share the lifelong skills of water safety and swimming education. Swimming is more than a hobby or something you do. Swimming is a skill that brings a lifetime of benefits from health to career. Yet the most important benefit of swimming is the gift of knowing how to save your life and others.

Imagine how much confidence, leadership, and direction that gives an individual."

All gifts are tax deductible.Contact us to let us know if you would like to volunteer directly with this project.