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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


Steven Munatones
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Competitive Swimming, Recreational Swimming, Surfing
More about me:
USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Team coach at the 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007 World Swimming Championships and 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 national team camps. Write for Swimming World Magazine, Swimming Australia Magazine and Competitor Magazine. International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame inductee and board member. Member of the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and USA Swimming Open Water Swimming Committee. 1982 World Long Distance Swimming Champion (25K). NBC Olympics Commentator for the 2008 Olympic 10K Marathon Swim in Beijing. Created the Open Water Swimming Dictionary and World's Top 100 Open Water Swims. Prepared open water swimming materials used by NBC, USA Swimming, Beijing Olympic Committee, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and National Geographic Magazine. Did 5 unprecedented solo swims over 30K in Asia and several pro marathon swims in Canada, Mexico and Atlantic City. Serve as Technical Swimming Delegate for the Special Olympics and 2011 World Games and advisor to race directors in the USA, Brazil, Greece, Mexico and Japan. Board member of Swim Free.

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At 2:50pm on May 2, 2010, Darrick Linton said…
Hi Steven,
Man are we honored and privaleged to have someone with your repetoire' on board. Your profile is very interesting, to say the least. I am extremely impressed with your diverse background, but when you mentioned about writing about my good friend Naji, the rest spoke for itself. We look forward to your sharing in our open forum and discussion regarding you. Darrick, aka dswimmerman
At 5:31pm on April 25, 2010, Naji said…
Hey Steven! This man is the best information on open water swimming in the country folks. he is a strong advocate for people of color to get into swimming and I'm very happy he has joined us! Welcome Steven!

At 8:29pm on April 24, 2010, Jayson Jackson said…
Great to hear. Very glad to have you on board.
At 8:17pm on April 24, 2010, Jayson Jackson said…
Thanks for joining Steve. How did you hear about us?

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