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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


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Swim Benin Hosts Holiday Swim Program

Hi Friends and Supporters,

I have posted before about my non-profit Swim Benin and would like to give you an update.

This month we have been hosting a Holiday Swim Program which takes place on 4 consecutive weekends in August. The timing coincides with the normal vacation period for public schools in Benin.

Instructors Monika Rohmer from France and Felix Uzor of Ghana have come to Benin for the event. Monika is a certified swim instructor and a competitive swimmer who…


Added by Dan Airth on August 15, 2017 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Aquatics Manager-Seattle Parks and Recreation-closes 07/25/2017 at 4 pm

Seattle Parks & Recreation is recruiting an Aquatics Manager with experience operating public aquatic facilities; swimming pools, swimming beaches and small craft facilities. There are two main recruiting objectives for this position – the Department is looking for someone who will maintain a focus on the safe operations of our aquatic facilities while ensuring the safety for participants and user. Equally important, we are recruiting someone with ability to increase and expand the…


Added by Sosha Pifer on July 12, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Exciting Opportunity at Seattle Parks and Recreation for an Aquatics Manager

Seattle Parks and Recreation

Aquatics Manager

Job# 2017-00558

Great news, the closing period for this position has been extended to 5/16/17.


Seattle Parks & Recreation is looking for an Aquatics Manager that is a visionary leader who can develop relationships with staff, community agencies, and community leaders.  A strong candidate for this position…


Added by Sosha Pifer on May 10, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Aquatics Supervisor (Coney Island YMCA)

SALARY:  $12.76 P/H – $15.95 P/H

The YMCA of Greater New York reaches half a million New Yorkers through programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Coney Island YMCA is seeking a qualified individual who will be responsible for maintaining safe conditions in and around the swim area at the Branch.  The incumbent will promote a safe and positive atmosphere, in accordance with YMCA aquatics policies and…


Added by Ali Terry on February 28, 2017 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Swim Benin Works with the Beninese Swim Federation

Swim Benin Works with the Beninese Swim Federation

As an English teacher for a year in the small West African country of Benin, native Californian Dan Airth was saved by the fact he was within a quick motorcycle ride to the nearest pool. He remembers being astonished when he first walked into the swim facility called Stad de l’Amitie (Friendship Stadium).

The stadium and sports complex is the center of recreation and Beninese go there to rollerblade, choreograph dance, hold…


Added by Dan Airth on February 28, 2017 at 11:47am — 2 Comments

Chillswim: making it to the other side of the lake

The Lake District hosted the latest in outdoor swimming events – a gruelling 5.25 miles in the rain and cold. But how do you make it through?…


Added by crys marye on October 13, 2016 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

African American History in Aquatics=American History

👏 🎉 🏊 History has been made!!

Simone Manuel is the first African American, and African American Women to win an Individual Olympic GOLD!

History has shown that the stories which are told will not always reflect the stories of our lives nor the shoulders stood on to achieve the great feats of courage, sacrifice, and love that have raised us all. History has been made by these Shero's (i.e. Lia Neal, Janeell Atikinson, Maritza) and African American…

Added by Angela K. Beale-Tawfeeq on August 12, 2016 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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.…


Added by DAP News on April 21, 2016 at 6:23am — 2 Comments

Changing the Tide to Help Benin Swim Posted on Behalf of DAP Member Dan Airth

Changing the Tide to Help Benin Swim

The idea to start a swim school in Benin came to me when I saw these kids hanging off the side of a mud-filled boat in the middle of Lake Nokue. I was padding in between Cotonou to Ganvie, the 4-mile route which links the fishing village of…


Added by Miriam S Lynch on March 30, 2016 at 8:13am — No Comments

The Forgotten Swimmer?

As an adult conquering my fear of water, I often feel like "the forgotten swimmer" in spite of a cacophony of local and national learn-to-swim campaigns. It seems that these programs are more interested in swimmers learning strokes than understanding why some adults are afraid or do not feel safe. However, an encouraging development in aquatics education has been a subtle re-evaluation of traditional swimming instruction and teacher training by some prominent folks in the aquatics community,…


Added by Michelle G. on March 19, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Local NPR station in Buffalo highlights swim club

Check out this link from WBFO radio about the Buffalo City Swim Racers.  Click the listen option to get the effect.


Added by Michael F. Switalski on February 8, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments

Uses of food additives colours

Food coloring is a food additive, and national standards for use of food coloring is safe. States has strict limits for using coloring food additive. It is clearly establishes the principle of the use of food colors, the use of the variety, scope of application and limits of use or residues.

The ingredients of edible natural food colours from natural materials and mostly are edible resources. The edible synthetic food colors such as E171…


Added by mariahada on January 22, 2016 at 3:37am — No Comments

SI Kids - Reece Whitley

SI Kids - Reece Whitley


Added by Shaun Anderson on December 30, 2015 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Swimming in Benin, West Africa

Hi Swim Enthusiasts,

I wanted to share my experiences living (and swimming) in Benin the past 10 months. The following article I have submitted to a couple swim magazines and if you have any ideas of other places to get it published, I would love to hear them.SwimmingattheStad.docx

If you are interested…


Added by Dan Airth on November 30, 2015 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Go Reece!

Good Morning America clip of Reece being SI Kid Athlete of the year!


Added by Shaun Anderson on November 30, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Know more about food additives in life

Flavor seduces your nose, thickener makes the food delicious, emulsifier makes your food tasty, and sweeteners let you love the food more and more. Food additives contain nutrients and can provide us delicious and healthy food.

There are so many words you may familiar around us. Actually, they are related to food and safety. We know chlorophyll in the biology class, and plant photosynthesis by the chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is pyrrolic…


Added by mariahada on November 18, 2015 at 3:11am — No Comments

How to ensure your food safety?

Various baked goods has become an integral part of the daily diet. The protein in flour consists mainly of gliadin and glutenin, the former is globose and has good extension, but lack of flexibility; the latter is fibrous and full of elastic. Do you know what is a food additive? Let's talk about list of food additives. In order to make the two protein reach to a more appropriate ratio and cross-linking, antioxidants need to add to adjust. In the…


Added by mariahada on November 6, 2015 at 1:25am — 1 Comment

What Am I Going To Do Establish Muscle Fast

Odds are, your local health/vitamin shop carries a well-stocked supply of muscle building nutritional treatments. In fact, you could find that can be a so many, it is tough to choose which one to utilize. You probably have certain goals in mind, and it will probably be tricky choose the supplement is going to also best an individual to to reach those goals, especially when there can be extremely many available. In this article, intends try to help you restrict your method.



Added by Mark Nitrocut on October 6, 2015 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Disaster Preparation Month

2015 Diversity in Aquatics National Convention, Palm Beach Florida

Photo by, Miriam Lynch

World Priorities

At the 2015 DAP Conference we offered a prize to anyone who looked up the Doomsday Clock.  We had one winner.  Why!  "Learning occurs in direct proportion that it touches a felt need".  If there is a priority to learn, you will learn.  Due to Climate Change and Nuclear Weapon additions and upgrades, the Clock is set at 3 minutes to…


Added by Charles Lumpkin on September 23, 2015 at 8:17pm — No Comments

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