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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.

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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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College student drowned :(

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Hi, I haven't been on here in a while, and I hate to come back with sad news...This article just reminded me of the work folks on this page do, and the work that is yet to be done. The brief does not…Continue

What do you do when good things come to an end (temporarily)?

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The past week has been full of bittersweet moments. Amid the excitement of the impending "head race" (…Continue

National Learn to Row Day---Check your local club!

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The 10th annual National Learn to Row Day will take place on Saturday, June 4 at a club near YOU! Most clubs will provide brief rowing lessons free-of-charge to community members aged 12 or 13 (on…Continue

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Council Chairs: Richard ButlerCreator: Educator and RowerPurpose To connect individuals and groups who currently participate or are interested in crew/rowing.To share "best practices," especially as they relate to efforts to provide access to groups traditionally underrepresented in the sport.For anyone interested in information, tips, resources, questions, and/or curiosity within the world of rowing. Visit:…See More
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College student drowned :(

Hi, I haven't been on here in a while, and I hate to come back with sad news...This article just reminded me of the work folks on this page do, and the work that is yet to be done. The brief does not say exactly what happened, so we can't say for sure whether or not he had life-saving water skills. But it is a little confusing that this occurred at a pool party. I do hope that good things happen in his memory...…See More
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Being Prepared for Access to All: Reflections from National Learn to Row Day

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I recently joined my local rowing club and decided to volunteer for National Learn to Row Day on June 4. The weather was lovely, the turnout was decent (about 40 people), and I enjoyed co-instructing and part-time rowing to help set up (i.e., keep balanced) the boat for the new rowers. But I'm not so sure that our club was prepared to provide access to all, which inspired me to share this experience and request your feedback.

 

As an African American rower who is…

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We Are All Athletes: From the Water, to Our Homes and Offices

Posted on June 1, 2011 at 10:55pm 2 Comments

Today after my evening rowing practice I was reminded of a book that has sat on my shelf, unread for about 5 years. The title is "We Are All Athletes: Bringing Courage, Confidence, and Peak Performance into Our Everyday Lives" by Mariah Burton Nelson.

 

On the cover, Mariah is quoted as follows: "Think of yourself as an athlete. I guarantee you it will change the way you walk, the way you work, and the decisions you make about leadership, teamwork, and success." And in the…

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Getting back into rowing!

Posted on May 2, 2011 at 10:45pm 2 Comments

I am super excited about getting back into rowing this spring.  Last Wednesday, I signed up for a "guest row" at my local club.  As soon as we got the shells down to the docks, placed them in the water, and began to lock our oars into the oarlocks, lightning struck. I was so sad :( However, we quickly made good use of being at the boathouse at 5:30am by rowing on the indoor machines (ergometers, a.k.a. "ergs"). I wasn't half as shabby as I anticipated lol ;-)

 

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At 1:14pm on June 3, 2011, Siana C. said…

Hi!

I love & participate in ALL things aquatics; My immediate social focus though is getting more Black women swimming. I appreciate your reference to the book "We are all athletes....". My father taught me when I was about 10 to treat everything "like a game".

I play to win.

Siana C.

Black Women SWIM

At 7:36am on June 2, 2011, Jayson Jackson said…
What are you doing for National Learn to Row Day?
At 6:29pm on May 4, 2011, Lydia Boddie-Rice said…
Glad you started this group. I have been meaning to get to it, but Cross Currents Minority Rowing has been very busy and I've been a little overwhelmed. Please visit our website, www.ccminorityrowing.com and join our Facebook group page, Cross Currents Minority Rowing for more about us. We are placing a shout out to all AR%20flier%20%232%20-%20Page%20007.jpgAmerica Rows and diversity teams to attend the 1st annual America Rows Diversity Invitational in Rochester, NY on July 30, 2011.
At 4:25pm on May 4, 2011, Naji said…
This is a great group! I've rowed before and man is it tough! A buddy of mine who is excellent took on a round trip Alcatraz row. I felt so sorry for him having me sit i the stern of the boat and constantly hitting his oars :) Luckily he is a very patient man and a pleasure to hang out with. I look forward to reading your posts and learning more about this awesome sport!
At 7:03pm on April 22, 2011, Jayson Jackson said…
You're welcome. Glad you enjoyed it.
At 5:14pm on April 22, 2011, Jayson Jackson said…

Here's an article you'll enjoy: http://www.diversityinaquatics.com/profiles/blogs/david-banks-the-american-dream

 

I will reply to your message tonight. And yes We Are...Penn State!

At 4:17pm on April 22, 2011, Jayson Jackson said…
Thanks for joining. Very interested in learning more about your program and initiatives.
 
 
 

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