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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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subsidized lessons for minorities

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Gimple Jan 7, 2012. 5 Replies

Hi, my name is Kristie, from Rockingham, N.C.  I just stumbled onto your website, and it must be fate.  I have been trying to establish a program in my area that would offer low cost, or free, swim…Continue

 

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Ryan Gimple replied to Kristina Parks's discussion subsidized lessons for minorities
"I am working with the Ben Hair Just Swim for Life Foundation (BH-JSL), a 501(c)(3) based in Charlottesville, Virginia that gives out grants to organizations that provide swim lessons to "at-risk" individuals. If you would like more…"
Jan 7, 2012
Tankeeya replied to Kristina Parks's discussion subsidized lessons for minorities
"Hi Kristie,   We started a program here in Toledo, Oh by partnering with a local swim club.  We started without 501c3 status as well.  As a swim club are you associated with USA Swimming?  Is there a YMCA in your area? …"
Aug 10, 2011
Kristina Parks replied to Kristina Parks's discussion subsidized lessons for minorities
"Mark, all good ideas, but I'm not from Pittsburg.  Rockingham is a town of about 40,000 people, and I actually organized the first (and only) swim club in the county.  There has previously been no opportunity for competitive swimming,…"
Aug 10, 2011
Mark Rauterkus replied to Kristina Parks's discussion subsidized lessons for minorities
"Welcome.  Ideas are priceless.  I agree that the 501(c)(3) is not one of the first 100 things you need to have. Investigate, become aware, and learn -- of course. But it may be better to hook up with another agency / 501(c)(3). Partner.…"
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ERROL DUPLESSIS replied to Kristina Parks's discussion subsidized lessons for minorities
"Hi Kristie, First of all, welcome to DAP.  If you are serious about service, start the program and do not worry about 501.3.C - everything will fall in place if your energy level is high enough for you to kick it off without funding. …"
Jun 1, 2011
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subsidized lessons for minorities

Hi, my name is Kristie, from Rockingham, N.C.  I just stumbled onto your website, and it must be fate.  I have been trying to establish a program in my area that would offer low cost, or free, swim instruction to minorities-in particular African-Americans and Native-Americans whose rates of drowning are substantially higher than those of whites.  I have researched the subject, and went so far as to writing a grant proposal to a local establishment who informed me that in order to receive…See More
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"I followed a link on LinkedIn. I thought I posted something earlier in discussions, but maybe not.  I am a 30 year old female, and have worked in the aquatics industry for a little more than three years now.  I am located in Rockingham,…"
May 30, 2011
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subsidized lessons for minorities

Hi, my name is Kristie, from Rockingham, N.C.  I just stumbled onto your website, and it must be fate.  I have been trying to establish a program in my area that would offer low cost, or free, swim instruction to minorities-in particular African-Americans and Native-Americans whose rates of drowning are substantially higher than those of whites.  I have researched the subject, and went so far as to writing a grant proposal to a local establishment who informed me that in order to receive…See More
May 30, 2011
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Education Level
Associates
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Competitive Swimming, Recreational Swimming, Lifeguarding, Swim Lessons
More about me:
I am a 30 year old female swimmer, and have worked as a lifeguard and WSI for four years now. I live in a small, rural community and established the first, and presently, only competitive swim team in my community. I have recently turned in paperwork to be listed as a coach with U.S.A. swimming.

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At 9:01pm on May 30, 2011, Jayson Jackson said…
Very cool. Thanks for sharing this information.
At 4:14pm on May 30, 2011, Jayson Jackson said…
Thanks for joining Kristina. How did you hear about us?
 
 
 

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