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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.…

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  • Philadelphia, PA
  • United States
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Lifeguards and swim instructors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Lumpkin May 13, 2009. 1 Reply

Pool Toys

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darrick Linton Mar 16, 2009. 1 Reply


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Recreational Swimming, Lifeguarding, Swim Lessons, Other
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Assistant Aquatics Director for the YMCA
15 years in the game

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At 4:18pm on May 26, 2009, Darrick Linton said…
Hi Lisa,
Haven't heard from you in quite a spell. Hope all is going well for you. Did you accomplish your desired goal in ascertaining the equiptment needed(pool toys)? I am assuming you are in need of Lifeguards in the Philly area, but if elsewhere, give a shout out.....please don't keep us hanging on like this!!!! Take Care, Darrick
At 2:44am on March 16, 2009, Darrick Linton said…
Hi Lisa,
Welcome to the site and so happy to have u aboard. I see that u have either had little to no response based upon your request for pool toys from organizations. May I suggest that u ask individuals for donations. I am willing to personally purchase and send a couple of toys, because I do understand how funding and budgeting goes for non-profit organizations. Please contact Jayson and Shaun, and see what permission, if any, u need to adhere to in order to make such a request from individual members. If this tiype of solicitation is prohibited on this site, please feel free to contact me at my email address: dswimmerman@yahoo.com, and I will be more than happy to donate. I am willing to bet that if u asked every member of DAP, and are allowed to do so, you would have more than enough toys to assist your young potential swimmers in learning to swim, and would rapidly get them accustomed to water adjustment, the fun way. It is my desired prayers that God Bless You in an awesome way to get accomplished what u have set out to do. By the way, I hope to one day be wearing the shoes and carrying the responsiblity you have as Aquatic Director of some facility in my home town in the furture. Take Care and keep me posted. Thanks. Darrick aka dswimmerman
At 12:13am on March 5, 2009, Ric Powell said…
Lisa, get certified as a SCUBA Diver and Join the Rangers Dive Club of
Philadelphia. This organization also has a youth division.
-Ric Powell

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