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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

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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.


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Comment by Manuel Banks on September 1, 2009 at 12:16pm
Make a Splash with Cullen Jones Event - Houston, TX
Comment by Jim Brinkman on July 16, 2009 at 6:33pm
Shaun

Now that I have more "time" on my hands anything I can to help with this, Josh, etc, let me know
Comment by Manuel Banks on July 6, 2009 at 10:34pm
Behind the scenes of the Make a Splash with Cullen Jones event - July 6, 2009 Indianapolis, IN
Media Prep Session and Local TV Station Interview


Comment by Manuel Banks on July 2, 2009 at 1:49pm

What is Make a Splash with Cullen Jones?


Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones has joined forces with the USA Swimming Foundation and ConocoPhillips in an effort to reduce drowning statistics among minority youth. Jones will spread the message with a six-city event series.
Motivated by the fact that African-American children drown at a rate almost three times higher than Caucasian children in similar age groups, Jones, the first African-American male to hold a world record in swimming, is using his fame to raise awareness on the issue and ensure more kids learn to swim, especially in urban communities. As primary spokesman for the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash initiative, Jones will tour the country promoting the availability of low-to-no-cost swimming lessons to give all kids access to life-saving swimming skills, regardless of their ethnic or economic background.
Comment by Manuel Banks on July 1, 2009 at 6:33pm

Make a Splash with Cullen Jones is coming to Indianapolis, IN!


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Comment by Manuel Banks on July 1, 2009 at 5:04pm
How can you lower the drowning rate?

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Comment by Manuel Banks on July 1, 2009 at 5:01pm
Drowning Statistics
· 9 people drown each day in the U.S.

· In ethnically-diverse communities, the youth drowning rate is 2-3 times higher than the the national average

· Nearly six out of 10 African American and Hispanic/Latino children are unable to swim, nearly twice as many as their Caucasian counterparts

· The key indicator in this was not race, but family -- Children from non-swimming households are eight times more likely to be at-risk of drowning

· While about 1/3 of white children from non-swimming families go on to learn to swim, less than 1/10 of children in non-swimming African American families do.
Comment by Manuel Banks on July 1, 2009 at 4:59pm
What is Make a Splash?
Make a Splash is a national child-focused water safety initiative created by the USA Swimming Foundation. Launched in 2007, Make a Splash works by aligning the nation’s top learn-to-swim resources in an effort to save lives. Make a Splash educates parents through a national awareness campaign, saves lives by joining forces with grassroots learn-to-swim programs and strives to break the cycle of drowning by creating generations of swimmers.
 

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