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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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SEASTARS Aquatics

SEASTARS' Mission is to promote and foster the success and growth of children who are economically, physically, and mentally challenged by providing individualized attention as a part of a structured competitive swim team program.

Website: http://www.seastarsaquatics.org
Location: Pensacola Florida
Members: 16
Latest Activity: Jan 25, 2012

SEASTARS Aquatics is officially a "Make a Splash" Local Partner. The USA Swimming Foundation launched Make a Splash, a national child-focused water safety initiative, in 2007 to educate the public on the importance of learning how to swim.

WHY MAKE A SPLASH?

- Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of childhood accidental death

- Nine people drown each day in the U.S.

- Seven out of ten African-American children cannot swim

- Six out of ten Hispanic children cannot swim

- 42% of Caucasian children cannot swim

- Children from non-swimming households are eight times more likely to be at-risk of drowning

*Research Study reveals 60-70% of African-American and Hispanic kids can't swim.


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Comment by Robin Mohanco Heller on January 25, 2012 at 11:17pm

I have been preparing the United Way of Escambia County Grant and here are some statistics I am using. 42% of all Caucasian, 70% of all African-American, and 60% of Hispanic Children cannot swim.  Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of child accidental death, on average 9 people die from drowning in the United States daily. There were 291,206 USA Swimming registered athletes in 2011.  SEASTARS was composed of 30% Caucasian, 52% African American, and 7% Hispanic swimmers. According to USA Swimming’s Statistics the national Average is as follows: 87.15% Caucasian, 1.05% African American, and 2.82% Hispanic.  There are 3065 African American Swimmers in USA Swimming Clubs around the country and SEASTARS makes up 1.44% of all of them.  SEASTARS had an 86.7% Increase in participation last year and an over-all retention rate of 60%.  9.3% of swimmers are starting their seventh year on the team. SEASTARS is also comprised of 20.24% Special needs swimmers. We are the only team in the country with these demographics that provide the program for free.

Comment by Robin Mohanco Heller on September 18, 2011 at 7:49am

http://www.pnj.com/article/20110918/LIFE/109180306/Christ-centered-...

 

Great Article in The Pensacola News Journal.

Comment by Robin Mohanco Heller on September 17, 2011 at 9:52pm
Congrats to Swimmer of the week for Sept 16th Kaylah Norman! Keep up the hard work, Kaylah!
Comment by Robin Mohanco Heller on September 17, 2011 at 9:50pm

http://www.pnj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=DP&Dato=20110917&...

 

Check this out, Our Swimmers surfing in The Pensacola News Journal article tomorrow!

Comment by Robin Mohanco Heller on September 2, 2011 at 11:33pm
Congrats to our Swimmer of the Week for 9/2/11-Jayden Feagin! Way to go Jayden! Keep up the Great Work!
Comment by Robin Mohanco Heller on September 1, 2011 at 6:04am
Comment by Robin Mohanco Heller on August 20, 2011 at 12:01pm
Congrats to this week's Swimmer of the Week- Vincent Feagin! Way to go, Vincent!
Comment by Robin Mohanco Heller on August 20, 2011 at 12:00pm

Swimmer of the Week August 12, 2011 was Jordan Ward!

Comment by Robin Mohanco Heller on August 20, 2011 at 11:57am

Swimmer of the Week August 5, 2011- Jawone "DD" Blankenship! Way to go, DD!

Comment by Robin Mohanco Heller on July 29, 2011 at 10:09pm

Congrats to this week's Swimmer of the Week, Dante' Ward! Keep up the hard work, Dante'!

 

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