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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

Outside The Box Discussions (14)

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It Begins.

For the past week I have begun - in earnest - training for a big swim at the end of May. About three weeks ago my good friend and coach, Ka…

Started by Naji

1 May 2, 2010
Reply by Darrick Linton

Open Water Enjoyment

The following is a message from a good friend and mentor Steven Munatones the editor of the website The Water is Openhttp://www.thewateriso…

Started by Naji

2 May 2, 2010
Reply by Darrick Linton

It's - at Least - 80% Mental!"

I have the honor of being a member of an online ope water discussion group. The members are mostly people who have swum The English Channel…

Started by Naji

1 May 2, 2010
Reply by Darrick Linton

Keeping Things in Perspective

This morning - March 14th - I swam from a place called Anita Rock back to the beach where my club The South End Rowing Club resides. The da…

Started by Naji

1 May 2, 2010
Reply by Darrick Linton

Total Body Confusion

It really is fun what the body can do and what the mind thinks that it can't. Recently, one of my open water swim coaches - Bob Roper  - ca…

Started by Naji

4 May 2, 2010
Reply by Darrick Linton

Happy Holidays From a member of The South End Rowing Club!

Many people look on with odd looks when they find out that I swim in open water. Then they're eyes widen when I say it warms to - at best -…

Started by Naji

1 Dec 22, 2009
Reply by Wanda Jean Butts

Swim Into Hell

Sometimes I wonder if I have gone completely insane. My love for open water has compelled me to look for swimming ventures that no one else…

Started by Naji

0 Dec 8, 2009

Black Water Rising: My Training for The Cook Strait

I stood on the deck and watched the waves break against the wooden steps that would lead to the beach. As I looked out over Aquatic Park t…

Started by Naji

0 Nov 28, 2009

Open Water: Why do it...are you nuts??!!

The first reaction I get from folks when I tell them I'm a marathon swimmer is, "Are you nuts?" I shake my head calmly and tell them it is…

Started by Naji

1 Nov 28, 2009
Reply by Angela Gray

"Two Swimmers" Trailer

This is the story of a young swimmer and his coach as they attempt to cross the English Channel in the summer of 2005 and the dramatic even…

Started by Naji

0 Nov 18, 2009

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