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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

Native American Cultural Swim Meet

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Native American Cultural Swim Meet

Time: February 12, 2012 from 9am to 5pm
Location: Oklahoma City Community College Olympic Festival Pool
Street: 77th and South May Avenue
City/Town: Oklahoma City
Event Type: swim meet
Organized By: Oklahoma Swimming Diversity Committee
Latest Activity: Feb 8, 2012

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Event Description

 Meet Announcement

 

Oklahoma Swimming in conjunction with the Oklahoma Swimming Diversity Committee is offering a program to introduce swimming to Native American children. This program is utilizing a tiered approach including competitive swimming, swim clinics and swim lessons.  The initial swim clinic will take place January 21, 2012 in Oklahoma City. A follow up series of swim lessons will be available to the swim clinic participants. This swim meet is designed to showcase 14& Under USA Swimming member athletes and to introduce Native Americans to the sport of competitive swimming in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Swimming Athletes age 15 and over have this opportunity to give back to their sport by volunteering to assist at this swim meet. Oklahoma swimming welcomes all to become involved in the USA Swimming Foundation’s goal of saving lives and building champions.  Representatives from Indian Health Services, OKC Urban Clinic and Manny Banks Diversity Member Specialist from USA Swimming will be in attendance.

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