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Krystal Lara is one of very few Latinas in her class at Stuyvesant High School, and in the pool. She’s backstroking her way toward the Olympics.

From The New York Times:

Her Parents Thought Swimming Lessons Were a Good Idea

Krystal Lara is one of very few Latinas in her class at Stuyvesant High School, and in the pool. She’s backstroking her way toward the Olympics.…

Former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka

Good video about former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka

http://www.foxsports.com/video?vid=396080195760

Diversity in Aquatics Excellence in Aquatics Awards and Winners

Each year Diversity in Aquatics Program honors those individuals who are a part of the mission to help further the mission of curving the drowning statistics, increasing swimming competency amongst underserved /underrepresented communities, and increasing aquatic sports participation, for fitness, recreation, health, competition, and professions, for youth and adults.

There is a total of 7 awards given each year at the Diversity in Aquatics Convention. They are:

  • Lee Pitts Award
  • Jim Ellis Award
  • Arthur Lopez - Nadar Por Vida Award
  • Ken Roland Award
  • Maritza Correia - McClendon Award

Nominations are now open - Click Here

Diversity in Aquatics, James (Jim) Ellis Award

James (Jim) Ellis  - Award of Coaching and Educational Excellence 

This award recognizes a teacher, researcher or coach who has demonstrated exceptional personal achievement and extraordinary accomplishment in the field of aquatics that transcends normal expectation, and who is or was an example and inspiration to their community.  

Previous Winners: 

  • 2018 - Tiffany Monique Quash
  • 2017 - Dr. William Ramos
  • 2016 -  Dr. Angela Beale

Nominations are now open - Click Here

Diversity in Aquatics, Arthur Andrew Lopez J.D. - Nadar Por Vida Award

Arthur Andrew Lopez, J.D. - Nadar Por Vida - Community and Youth Champion Award

This award is issued to honor the volunteer work of an individual or youth - servicing organization for the extraordinary amount of their time, energy and/or resources dedicated to water safety education and community empowerment, benefiting the least served. 

Previous Winners: 

  • 2018 - Nadine Johnson Jesionek
  • 2017 - Leslie Paul
  • 2016 - Manny Banks and Shaun Anderson

Nominations are now open - Click Here

Diversity in Aquatics, Maritza Correia McClendon Award

Maritza Correia McClendon - Aquatic Athlete of the Year Award

Awarded to an athlete of African and/or Hispanic descent.  This award recognizes a high-level achievement of from personal effort or initiative in an aquatic sport. 

Previous Winners:

  • 2018 - Isabella Pedraza

Nominations are now open - Click Here

Diversity in Aquatics, Lee Pitts Award

Lee Pitts - Outstanding Leadership and Collaborative Partnership Award

This award is issued to honor an individual or organization for their leadership and their commitment towards organizing community-based programs and partnerships, benefiting the least served. 

Previous Winners:

  • 2018 - Rob Green
  • 2017 - Rahim Booth
  • 2016 - Thaddeus Gamory

Nominations are now open - Click Here

Diversity in Aquatics, Ken Roland Award

Ken Roland - Aquatic Professional Award

For that special person of color who sets a standard for mankind with their commitment to aquatics, who has lived their life with a passion to bring forth in the world a dream or vision, a way of being for mankind that is independent of any personal goals. 

Previous Winners: 

  • 2018 - John Yearwood
  • 2017 - Kevin Sims
  • 2016 - Jerold O. Smith

 Nominations are now open - Click Here

Dr. Shaun Anderson President’s Award

Conferred in recognition of an extraordinary or exceptional achievement to promote the mission of Diversity In Aquatics”

Previous Winners: 

  • 2018 - Dr. Shaun Anderson
  • 2017 - Thaddeus Gamory
  • 2016 - Miriam Lynch

 

 

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