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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

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2012 USA Swimming Diversity Select Camp

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 4:28pm 0 Comments

Thirty-six athletes from underrepresented populations have come to Colorado Springs for a three-day program which includes pool training, motivational and education sessions and team building exercises.   Through these sessions USA Swimming will seek to inspire athletes and coaches from underrepresented populations to become leaders and role models not only in their club but also in their communities.  


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Coach Ozzie Quevedo took the kids…


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At 4:59pm on September 7, 2011, Naimah Fuller said…

Manuel - thanks for the friend connection.  Please stay in touch.  Naimah


At 2:36pm on May 9, 2011, Jayson Jackson said…
How did the Annual Water Resources Festival event go?
At 12:24pm on February 17, 2011, Kris Houchens said…

Hey Manny,

I will be unable to make the Black History Meet this year. Let those folks know about our Soul Sprint Classic Meet this summer, July 16-17, 2011 in Indianapolis...and say "Hi" to Solomon Robinson for me. Thanks man. 


At 5:10pm on February 10, 2011, Jayson Jackson said…
I am adding you and Ben to the other receptions as well. I will copy you on the email. looking forward to next week.
At 7:34am on October 15, 2010, Jayson Jackson said…
Everyone is really enjoying the Project Detroit video. Great work!
At 12:43pm on January 20, 2010, Randolph Shannon said…
Hello Manny
Sorry I missed you!
We need to stay in contact until we put New Orleans on the map
At 11:43am on August 3, 2009, Jayson Jackson said…

Good afternoon. Can we have a direct feed from you to Cullen's tour and activities so that we can highligh it on our main news section not just in the mas section? We want to give you as much exposure as possible. Please let me know. Thanks.

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