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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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"LEONARD135@AOL.COM Hi Thaddeus, Got your reply and sent a pic of me at the Nationals. Did you get it? If not I'll try again. About myself: Beside swimming I enjoy reading, painting, and tennis. However,the courts where I play are being…"
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Black Folk Don't: Swim (Season 2.0, Episode One)

"  YES BLACK FOLK DO SWIM ! WAS A MEMBER OF THE AQUA DEMONETTES. MY TEAM SWAM AT TGE WABASH Y IN CHICAGO BACK IN THE 40 & 50s. I recently won first places in the 50m and 100m backstroke at Summer Nationals in the Women's 80-84age…"
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Masters
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Swimming Level
Yes - Competitive Level
Aquatic Interest
Competitive Swimming, Other
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Other
Aquatic Membership Affiliation(s):
US Masters
More about me:
I competed in 2016 Nationals and won 1st 50 meters and 100 meters backstroke.

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At 10:44pm on September 21, 2016, Ginnette Powell said…

Welcome! 

At 5:18pm on September 20, 2016, Thaddeus Gamory said…

Ms. Eugenia, that is an excellent piece of history that I'm honored that you've shared it with me. I'm learning more and more each day that there are a collection of location where black folks swim through out the US, like your Aqua Demonettes of the Wabash Y, and the Polar Bears of Martha's Vineyard, and more people need to know this history.

Ms. Rose Grier, a 70 plus year old grandmother did not swim most of her life, but is now on a mission to learn how to swim and has been doing video interviews of blacks folks who do swim and she attended the Diversity in Aquatics Convention this past summer in Florida.  I'll tell her about you or you can look her up, she is a DAP member, I'm sure she would like to hear more about your experiences as a swimmer. 

At 8:23am on September 20, 2016, Thaddeus Gamory said…

Congratulations Ms. Eugenia Gregoire,  on your first place win.  I'm a USMS Adult Learn to Swim Instructor and USA Swimming Coach, We've been helping teach black adults to get over their fear of the water and learn to swim, and will be Launching the Diversity in Aquatics Programs in Lauderhill Florida, which will include Diversity in Aquatics Masters Swim and Triathlon Clubs and Adult Learn to Swim. If you're ever on this side of the continent, please drop in and saw hello. I would also like to learn more about you, so I can share your story as a source of inspiration for our Adult Learn to Swim Students. 

Thaddeus

Director - Diversity in Aquatics Programs - Lauderhill Florida

At 1:43pm on September 19, 2016, Jayson Jackson said…

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

 
 
 

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