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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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Education Level
Swimming Level
Yes - Recreational Swim
Aquatic Interest
Competitive Swimming, Recreational Swimming, Lifeguarding, Swim Lessons, Scuba, Surfing, Boating, Rowing, Diving
Aquatics Occupation
Instructor, Lifeguard, Research
Aquatic Membership Affiliation(s):
American Red Cross
More about me:
Hello! I am an Assistant Professor at Morehouse College in the Department of Kinesiology- Sport Studies and Physical Education. I love the water and have an interest in all aquatic activity. I am also the creator of Black.Girl.Swim! My mission is to encourage Women of Color, especially African American Women and young girls to embrace aquatic activities as a means of recreation,leisure, and fitness! Check out Black.Girl.Swim at www.blackgirlswim.com and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

XOXO- Shera B.

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At 8:11pm on January 10, 2016, Angela K. Beale-Tawfeeq said…

Welcome! Thank you for your vision and continue your good work.

At 4:13pm on July 8, 2013, Jayson Jackson said…

Thanks for joining, Shera. Keep making a difference!


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