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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



Make a Splash

Make a Splash is a national child-focused water safety initiative created by the USA Swimming Foundation. Make a Splash works by aligning the nation’s top learn-to-swim resources in an effort to save lives.

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Make a Splash with Cullen Jones Events

John Cruzat on Make a Splash with Cullen Jones

USA Swimming's Diversity Promotions Specialist John Cruzat speaks at USA Swimming's Diversity Summit, Nov. 12-14 in Colorado Springs. Here, Cruzat talks a little bit about the Make a Splash with Cullen Jones initiative.

Make a Splash with Cullen Jones Event - Kansas City, MO

Make a Splash with Cullen Jones Event - Seattle, WA

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Comment by Agnes Davis on April 22, 2011 at 3:52pm

I'm a local provider for the Make a Splash Foundation and they are truly commited to decreasing the drowning rates. They speak about the staggering numbers every chance they can.


Comment by Rebecca Wear Robinson on March 9, 2011 at 11:25am
Kids get it.
Comment by Jayson Jackson on March 9, 2011 at 11:14am

Just read about the eight year old donor from Mt. Lebanon. Great stuff!


From USASwimming.org:

The USA Swimming Foundation recently received a donation from one of our youngest donors. Danny, from Mt. Lebanon, Pa. recently sent in a donation to the USA Swimming Foundation.  He wrote, "I hope my donation helps.  I am in the third grade.  My name is Danny and I am 8 years old and I hope African-Americans can learn how to swim."



Comment by Jayson Jackson on March 4, 2011 at 8:30pm

Nice Work Make A Splash! Keep up the great work.


From the March USA Swimming Foundation Newsletter:


USA Swimming Foundation to Give $249,000 in Grants to Make a Splash Local Partners

The USA Swimming Foundation is pleased to announce nearly a quarter million dollars in grants available to Make a Splash local partner programs across the country!  Grant dollars will be distributed in Spring 2011 and assist in providing the quality programming, certified instructors, resources and equipment needed to help children learn how to swim.  Grants can also be used to provide free or discounted swim lessons to children in diverse or disadvantaged communities. Since its inception in 2007, the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash grant program has provided scholarship swim instruction to more than 25,000 kids nationwide!


Comment by Rita Bourne on May 23, 2010 at 9:12pm
Thank you for Splash and Cullen Jones. As an Aquatic professional I thank you and your colleagues for your passion and true commitment of bringing attention to an issue that has in recent months here in Fort Lauderdale brought sadness in my soul. Many or most of the drownings are preventable, but due to the neglect of the adults in whose care these children are left with, somehow find their way to the pool and the ending is never good. I am happy to know that we can come together with great ideas to save our children from drowning and make sure that the parents are onboard with the information of creating a safe enviroment around the home and pool.
Comment by Sandra Barker on November 25, 2009 at 9:16am
To Make a Splash and Cullen Jones, I would like to take the time to applaud your passion and commitment to the overwhelming need to draw national attention to the issue of reducing the number of unintentional drownings among children of color. It is a big concern in the Ft. lauderdale area and we are looking at ways of bringing people together for the purpose of defining a program that will begin the process of addressing this national crisis. I would like to know if you are planning on an event in Browrd County in the near future and if so when do you anticipate that would be? It is my hope that we will see you soon. Also if there is anything we can do to help facilitate this please let me know. Thanks again for what you do.
Comment by Jayson Jackson on November 25, 2009 at 8:18am
Nice video John.
Comment by Jim Brinkman on September 1, 2009 at 8:27pm
Shaun, when is he coming here?
Comment by Jayson Jackson on September 1, 2009 at 12:23pm
Great photos Manny! Will you post a recap of these events too? Thanks.
Comment by Manuel Banks on September 1, 2009 at 12:16pm
Make a Splash with Cullen Jones Event - Indianapolis, IN (July 6, 2009)


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