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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.…

Former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka

Good video about former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka

http://www.foxsports.com/video?vid=396080195760

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Soul Sprint Classic at IU Natatorium on IUPUI campus

July 16, 2011 at 6am to July 17, 2011 at 7pm
A two day summer short course swim meet celebrating minorities in swimming. All minority swimmers from around the country of any age and any level of ability are encouraged to come and enjoy the fellowship and competition. This swim meet will take place at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, IN. This facility is one of the fastest pools in the world. This event will be held during the Indiana Black Expo event. We are hopeful to reach a large audience of minorities and create an awareness of…See More
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Michael commented on Megan Hutchinson's group Triathlons: Swim. Bike. Run.
"Another interest area for me. I purchased a bike a few years ago and received a wetsuit with the bike.  I am like Ms. McCray, I don't like to wear it because it definitely heats you up. Additionally, you ride a bit higher in the…"
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Triathlons: Swim. Bike. Run.

Council Chairs: Norman SeaversCreator: Megan HutchinsonPurpose: To connect individuals and groups who currently participate or are interested in triathlons.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 triathlons.  http://www.usatriathlon.org/See More
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"Wow!!! This is awesome. I appreciate the conversations that I have read and have found a new place to visit regularly.   The topics you are discussing informs others and brings what is hidden to light, as well documenting it through articles…"
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Yes - Competitive Level
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Competitive Swimming, Recreational Swimming, Lifeguarding, Swim Lessons, Surfing, Other, Drowning Research
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Administrative, Instructor, Lifeguard, Research
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American Red Cross, USA Triathlon
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At 6:15pm on February 26, 2011,
Board Member
Shaun Anderson
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Hey Michael,
Yes, I do plan on attending AAHPERD National Convention next month in San Diego.  I’ll be there from March 28th to April 2nd.  Hopefully, we can connect sometime that week.
Shaun
At 5:36pm on January 22, 2011, Jayson Jackson said…
Wow. Please let me know what we can do to help.
At 5:23pm on January 22, 2011, Jayson Jackson said…
Thanks for joining Michael. How did you hear about us?
 
 
 

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