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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


Tim McGlaston
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Competitive Swimming, Swim Lessons
More about me:
I've been a competitive swimmer all my life. From 1993-1999 (age 6-12), I swam for the Bluefish Swim Club, one of the premier USA Swimming teams in the country. In college, I swam for Washington and Lee University, where I was a 9-time NCAA All-American, 4-time school record holder, and a co-captain of the team. Now that my NCAA career is over, I'm interested in promoting competitive swimming within the black community. I also want to volunteer my time as a swimming instructor. As a black man, I know what it's like to be at a swim meet with 200-300 swimmers and only 2 or 3 of us are black. Also, it hurts me deeply to hear about young children and adults drowning in the ocean and in back yard pools. For those of us who are fortunate enough to have had excellent swimming instruction, it is our duty to pass these lessons on to others. I hope that through this network I can connect with others who are working very hard to promote the sport and to teach those who never learned to swim.

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At 7:28am on October 27, 2009,
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Shaun Anderson
Thanks bro,
I’ll be in touch very soon!
At 2:13pm on September 11, 2008,
Board Member
Shaun Anderson
I enjoyed our conversation yesterday, lets be sure to stay in contact over the next few weeks, I think we can get the mentoring program off the ground by the end of the month.
At 8:51am on August 12, 2008,
Board Member
Shaun Anderson
Please send Jayson your contact info and I will be sure to call you as soon as I return from my travels. I'm looking forward to setting up a program with you!
At 9:13am on August 11, 2008, Jayson Jackson said…

Great to hear from you and congrats on your excellent swimming career. Shaun is out of the country right now, but we are going to get a hold of you as soon as he returns. Your energy is inspiring and contagious.


At 3:10am on August 7, 2008, Darrick Linton said…
Well Alright Tim,
That's what I'm talk'n about. Nice pic and what an awesome profile. It is my prayer that you continue to use what God has gifted you with by giving back. You know "you can't keep what you have, unless you give it away". God Bless You Tim. Darrick aka dswimmerman
At 8:07pm on August 6, 2008, Wanda Jean Butts said…
Thanks Tim for joining and wanting to share your knowledge and skills with others less fortunate. I look forward to talking with you soon. All good things to you - Peace & love - wanda jean butts - josh's mom - (don't forget to join F.L.O.A.T)
At 2:59pm on August 5, 2008, Darrick Linton said…
Hi Tim,
Welcome to the site and so happy to have you aboard. We hope you find it as interesting and informative as I have, and we do look forward to you sharing your interest and experiences via our open forum and discussions. By the way Tim, don't be shy and post a pic. We look forward to hearing from you. Take Care and God Bless You. Darrick aka dswimmerman

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