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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

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

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Asssociates with aquatics since Jr. high school. Swam in H.S. and college. Coached swimming at HS, College, Summer league, Club and YMCA.. Administired city league swimming competition sports program and athletic administration at collegiate level.
Published two books on competitive swimming. First book "Swimming Against the Odds" conveys how a competitive swimming program for minorities was started and succeeded in the inner city of Houston. Second book "Shimmy to Gold: Kelley's Story" is about the exploits of and African American female who wanted to achieve at the elite levels of competitive swimming in America. The book begins with her first efforts in summer league competition , age group, High school , collegiate competition and then on to Olympic trials competition. Both books are available through Author House publisher and major book stores (i.e .Barnes and Nobles, Amazon, etc.)

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Trivia, First Black Collegiate Champion

Posted on December 22, 2010 at 6:30pm 4 Comments

Jayson,

Concerning the first Black National Collegiate Champion in swimming you listed Fred Evans in 1974 in 100 yard Breaststroke.  There was a Black Diver from Central State Ohio Al Warren who won the 1 meter and 3 meter diving titles in 1961 and again in 1962 and the 3meter in 1963 at the NAIA championships.  Other Black swimmers who won NAIA championships included Byron Ware 100 yd breaststroke (North Central) in 1961, and John Swann from Tennessee State in 100 yard breaststroke…

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Errol, I'm not sure I know Lisa Webb in Atlanta. Our swim team (HCAP) has attended a swim meet in Atlanta for many years. It was named the Chris Silva Invitational National Black Championship Meet. I…

Posted on April 12, 2009 at 8:23am 0 Comments

Errol,
I'm not sure I know Lisa Webb in Atlanta. Our swim team (HCAP) has attended a swim meet in Atlanta for many years. It was named the Chris Silva Invitational National Black Championship Meet. It is good to hear from you and I look forward to seeing you during homecoming.
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At 3:42pm on June 10, 2011, Jayson Jackson said…
Thanks for the kind words. Are you trying to reply back to the messages that are sent or send a message through the system?
At 11:38am on September 17, 2009, ERROL DUPLESSIS said…
Any final plans for HC at SU?
At 8:12pm on July 9, 2009, ERROL DUPLESSIS said…
Thurman, please contact me at my e-mail address, which is Errol@LakeRawlings.com. Take care, talk to you soon.
At 5:58pm on July 8, 2009, ERROL DUPLESSIS said…
Sounds good to me. I believe HC is Oct. 17th this year (we play Ft. Valley State). Count me in, I will talk it up on my homefront. Are you going to arrange for a meet-up at a local restaurant? Before the game? After the game? What about ticket arrangements to the game? Keep me in the loop. Would like to see Fuzzy again. Is Leroy Jones living in Houston? I see Coach Archie on occasion. We talked about you and your career. Coach Archie had a great career at Norfolk State in various positions. Talk to you soon.
At 9:28am on June 10, 2009, ERROL DUPLESSIS said…
Hi Thurman, are you still interested in organizing a meet-up at SU's homecoming this year? Let me know. Regards to Johnny.
Errol
At 6:56pm on April 10, 2009, ERROL DUPLESSIS said…
Hey T-Bird, I will make plans to go to homecoming this year; it is always a good time. Hope to see you then, so I am looking forward to the occasion. I am trying to get your book on Kelly, no luck yet, but I will keep trying. Do you know Lisa Webb? She and her husband are members of DAP, and they host a national age group championship swim meet each year in Georgia. I just read about her, and I thought of you and Johnny Means. Stay in touch.
At 12:06pm on March 20, 2009, ERROL DUPLESSIS said…
Hey T-Bird, I am not lost on your nickname and your contributions in swimming. It is so good to hear from you, this network does work. We have much catching up to do. No, I have not kept up with Briggs (not for lack of trying), he stopped returning my calls. Fuzzy and I attended Ace's funeral about 10-12 years ago. I was sorry to hear about Coach Jones; I will pray for his full recovery. And congratulate Johnny Means for me - sounds like he has done an outstanding job with aquatics. We do need to get together to swap stories, etc. I am considering attending homecoming this year for two r4easons: (1) to see you and Johnny, and everyone else; and (2) this is my 50th year in Kappa Alpha Psi. I have stayed financial over the years, and will enjoy seeing brothers like Staple Haynes, Fred Matthews, Herb Smith, Charles Handy, etc. Please send me a copy of Kelly's book, I want to purchase one; I am sure I can get it through Amazon.com. Take care, and best to you. And retirement is a good thing - if you choose, it is an opportunity to get another paycheck (smile).
At 2:14pm on March 11, 2009, ERROL DUPLESSIS said…
Hey Thurman, is Cullen Jones related to anyone we know? And is your daughter still swimming? Just curious!
At 1:33pm on March 9, 2009, ERROL DUPLESSIS said…
Hi Thurman, Rodney told me that you joined Diversity in Aquatics. Good stuff. My email address is Errol@LakeRawlings .com. I retired from HU a few years ago and now manage my company. Take care.
 
 
 

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