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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



The Josh Project, Inc.

The Josh Project, Inc. - saves lives by providing swimming lessons and water safety to all underserved youth and adults.

Website: http://www.joshproject.org/
Location: Everywhere
Members: 34
Latest Activity: Oct 18, 2013

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help for btwhs swim team in norfolk va

Started by toni saunders. Last reply by Darrick Linton Sep 27, 2009. 8 Replies

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Comment by Wanda Jean Butts on August 12, 2013 at 8:37pm

I had a GREAT time at the DAP Convention this past week-end.  I got a chance to meet a few heroes in aquatics that look like me!  It was beautiful....I am still in awe!!  Hats off to Shaun and crew for all of your hard work.......mucho love.......

Comment by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 25, 2012 at 9:20pm

DONE!  Good luck Wanda!!!

Comment by Wanda Jean Butts on September 25, 2012 at 8:53pm

I would like to invite everyone to vote for Wanda Butts for CNN Heroe of the year - 20112.  What a great avenue to bring aquatics in the forefront again.  Water is a natural resource with many many many uses and swimming is a life skill that all should know.  Please vote at CNN Heroes.com for The Josh Project in memory of Josh!!

Comment by Tankeeya on December 10, 2011 at 7:57pm

Looking forward to hearing from Shaun Anderson tomorrow at the Soul Food for Swimming Benefit!  My 12 year old son will be filming the event so  I hope to have some great footage to share with everyone!  

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Comment by Shaun Anderson on December 7, 2011 at 7:32am

Just finished up another great season of the Josh Project (Norfolk), this was our last session for 2011.  Lessons will resume at Norfolk State University on January 23, 2012.

Comment by Tankeeya on April 1, 2011 at 10:45am
Hello all, I am Wanda's daughter, Tankeeya and I recently posted photos from our 3rd Annual Soulfood Extravaganza on my DAP page.  Please come by and check them out!
Comment by Jayson Jackson on September 27, 2010 at 8:07am
The site looks great. Keep up the life saving and changing work!
Comment by Naji on May 22, 2010 at 3:04pm
Well Wanda seven days to go before my big swim for The Josh Project. I'm honored to be raising money for such a worth organization and love you for your strength and courage.

Comment by Robert L. Weaver on January 25, 2009 at 1:29pm

The help would be much appreciated. I think that this an area where we can be proactive and maybe prevent other families from having to experience a tragedy like this. Thanks for the help.

Comment by Wanda Jean Butts on January 24, 2009 at 4:06pm
Hi Robert:
I am thrilled about your interest in starting a water safety program!! Thanks for your interest. Shaun Anderson in Norfolk would be a great contact person for you as well as John Cruzat from USA Swimming. I will contact both of them so we can get you going. Together we can make a difference and change the stats of miniority drowning and teach swimming and water safety to all. I applaud you and your efforts. All good things to you - wanda

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