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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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American Red Cross Aquatics Examiner Opportunities Available Nationwide

Immediate Openings for Aquatics Examiners


                  To apply:  Please send resumes to Megan.Papp@redcross.org or visit




Added by Jeanne B. Jewet on January 16, 2020 at 12:39pm — No Comments


Aquatic Sales Program Manager

Are you interested in both challenging and rewarding opportunity with the world's largest humanitarian network? By joining the American Red Cross, you will touch lives and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. Training people how to respond to and prepare for emergencies is a core mission of the American Red Cross.

We offer a range of health and safety classes that teach new skills, keep our students…


Added by Jeanne B. Jewet on August 1, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Lifeguard Opportunities in Seattle!


Part-Time Lifeguard - Regular and Temporary Positions Available

SALARY: $16.92 - $20.48 Hourly
LOCATION: Various - Seattle area, Washington
JOB TYPE: Classified Civil Service, Regular,…

Added by Sosha Pifer on April 13, 2018 at 5:50pm — No Comments

2016 Annual Convention!

We are excited to invite you to the 2018 Diversity in Aquatics Convention held April 20-23rd in Miami, Florida. Come and join us to make a change in aquatics by participating in our convention which is empowering communities and…

Added by Diversity In Aquatics on March 28, 2018 at 9:52pm — No Comments

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 Ganvie with the markets of Cotonou on the mainland. Traveled for…


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

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 in donating to the swim program, please visit gofundme.com and see my…


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

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