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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

Good video about former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka

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

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In 2006 I lost my only sibling to drowning. His name was John-Joshua Butts and we affectionately called him "Josh".

Josh was sixteen when he drowned, and like many of the people I meet, drowning wasn't on my radar until it happened to us. I didn't know that drowning was a worldwide epidemic that disproportionately effects minorities. I didn't know a lot of stuff about water safety but I do now and everyday I work at making sure everyone I know and anyone who will listen knows: Drowning is preventable.
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At 8:30am on December 9, 2012,
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Shaun Anderson
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Excited to be in Toledo, OH today for The Josh Project's - Soulfood for Swimming!

At 10:49am on April 1, 2011, Jayson Jackson said…
I saw them this morning before my run. Thanks for posting them. It looks like you caught Shaun off guard. Haha.
At 9:54am on December 14, 2010, Jayson Jackson said…

Thanks. Looking forward to seeing them.

At 7:49am on December 14, 2010, Jayson Jackson said…

Will you post photos of the Soul Food Extravaganza?

 

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Tankeeya,
Can you give me a call when you get a chance.
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Thanks! Glad to have you aboard.
At 6:29am on June 17, 2008, Tankeeya said…
Welcome my darling daughter!! Tankeeya or "Sissy" as Josh called her was his big sister. She is very helpful to her mother when called upon for ideas and suggestions. Glad to have you!!
 
 
 

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