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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


Rena Meyers-Dahlkamp
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My husband Keris Dahlkamp is training to swim the 22 mile length of Lake Tahoe in August 2013 to raise awareness about what is happening in the DR Congo. He's inviting others to join CongoSwim 2013 by swimming any distance in any body of water in solidarity with he and others partnering with the Congolese for peace and justice. Once he learned that an estimated 6 million people have died and that it's the most dangerous place in the world to be a woman, he wanted to use his love for open water swimming to help break the international silence. There is tremendous silence around the atrocities people are enduring there and this is his way to create a platform to bring attention and support the very brave folks working for peace daily. We've met a number of people from various African countries who don't know how to swim but are considering adult lessons as their participation in CongoSwim 2013. Please let us know if you'd like to be join us by swimming in a pool, lake or bay near you. congojustice.org has a very informative 27 minute documentary for further background. (for 15 year old viewers and older)

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At 9:45am on January 3, 2013, Jayson Jackson said…

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


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