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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


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Swim Benin Hosts Holiday Swim Program

Posted on August 15, 2017 at 11:00am 1 Comment

Hi Friends and Supporters,

I have posted before about my non-profit Swim Benin and would like to give you an update.

This month we have been hosting a Holiday Swim Program which takes place on 4 consecutive weekends in August. The timing coincides with the normal vacation period for public schools in Benin.

Instructors Monika Rohmer from France and Felix Uzor of Ghana have come to Benin for the event. Monika is a certified swim instructor and a competitive swimmer who…


Swim Benin Works with the Beninese Swim Federation

Posted on February 28, 2017 at 11:47am 2 Comments

Swim Benin Works with the Beninese Swim Federation

As an English teacher for a year in the small West African country of Benin, native Californian Dan Airth was saved by the fact he was within a quick motorcycle ride to the nearest pool. He remembers being astonished when he first walked into the swim facility called Stad de l’Amitie (Friendship Stadium).

The stadium and sports complex is the center of recreation and Beninese go there to rollerblade, choreograph dance, hold…


Swimming in Benin, West Africa

Posted on November 30, 2015 at 9:05pm 0 Comments

Hi Swim Enthusiasts,

I wanted to share my experiences living (and swimming) in Benin the past 10 months. The following article I have submitted to a couple swim magazines and if you have any ideas of other places to get it published, I would love to hear them.SwimmingattheStad.docx

If you are interested…


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At 2:21pm on September 20, 2018, Ahuva Baginski said…

Good day to you,
My name is Ahuva , I'm a Soldier, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on (ahuva_01@aol.com) for more details.
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At 12:48pm on November 30, 2015, Jayson Jackson said…

Thanks for joining, Dan. How did you hear about us?


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