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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

January 2012 Blog Posts (12)

PVS Family!   Wow can you believe it is already 2012! Time has certainly flown by. We have a lot going on in the New Year as we continue to create programs that foster growth, educate and further dev…

PVS Family!

 

Wow can you believe it is already 2012! Time has certainly flown by. We have a lot going on in the New Year as we continue to create programs that foster growth, educate and further develop our coaches, families and swimmers in the PVS and surrounding community. Take a look below to see what we have coming up!

 

Team DMV-PV – Black Heritage Meet Travel…

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Added by Miriam S Lynch on January 25, 2012 at 6:05am — No Comments

The Return of Anthony Ervin

From TEAMUSA.org, By Maura Gladys:

Ervin at the 2012 Austin Grand Prix


Anthony Ervin squirms at the word “comeback.”

“It’s not a comeback,” he says. “I’m just swimming again. I’m just enjoying what I’m doing and the environment that I’m in.”

But when…

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Added by DAP News on January 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments


Board Member
Broward College, Ft. Lauderdale Florida

Join Miriam Lynch and I at Broward College, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday, January 21, 2010 at 10AM!

We will be discussing the following topics & more with local coaches and aquatic professionals:

■The importance of attracting and developing diverse aquatic professionals while growing financially sustainable swimming programs

■National/local government and community based organizations that have supported the development of aquatics programs, addressing the need…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on January 19, 2012 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

A Compton Coach Speaks Out, Part 2

From USASwimming.org, By Mike Gustafson:

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a swimming coach in Compton, California named Louis Pecot. His complaint as a coach for over 30+ years in the area was that, despite earlier claims from someone featured on this website, there was swimming in Compton – at least when he was growing up. I interviewed him about his background growing up…

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Added by DAP News on January 16, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Can't Miss Race at the Austin Grand Prix

From USASwimming.org, By Mike Gustafson:

WILL: “I look at a piano, I see a bunch of keys, three pedals, and a box of wood. But Beethoven, Mozart, they saw it, they could just play. I couldn't paint you a picture, I probably can't hit the ball out of Fenway, and I can't play the piano.” 



SKYLAR: “But you can do my o-chem paper in…

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Added by DAP News on January 13, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Give a man a fish...

There are two types of drowning.  There is drowning in a high-income country and there is drowning in a low-income country.  The source is the same.  Unintentional submersion in water resulting in asphyxia caused by a liquid entering the lungs.  The end result is the same.  Death, and if not death than permanent injury.  The emotional toll is the…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on January 11, 2012 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Olympian Cullen Jones inspires kids to swim





From CNN.com:

In the Human Factor, we profile survivors who have overcome the odds. Confronting a life obstacle - injury, illness or other hardship - they tapped their inner strength and found resilience they didn't know they possessed. This week, Cullen Jones, the first…

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Added by DAP News on January 9, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Coach From Compton Shares His Perspective

From USASwimming.org, By: Mike Gustafson:

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a swimming coach in Compton, California named Louis Pecot. His complaint as a coach for 30+ years in the area was that, despite earlier claims from someone featured on this website, there was swimming in Compton – at least when he was growing up. I interviewed him about his background growing up in South…

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Added by DAP News on January 6, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Churchhill grad, David Banks, returns to inspire school's crew athletes

From Gazette.net, By: Jennifer Beekman:

Former Winston Churchill High School three-sport athlete David Banks (center) returned to the school to talk with members of the school's crew team, including co-founders…
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Added by DAP News on January 5, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

I'm so stoked!

It's awesome to learn of so many dynamic people sharing so many wonderfully uplifting activities, especially in the water. I hope to meet Sabir soon...

Added by Rick Blocker on January 4, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

The Piranha's Perspective

My son spotted the t-shirt on the attached photo at the Shedd Aquarium gift shop last weekend.  It cracks me up every time I look at it.  It is reminiscent of Gary Larson’s brilliant Far Side cartoons that routinely turned our perceptions upside down with hilarious results.  We often think of how we are affected by the world around us, but how often…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on January 4, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

Thank You

Thank you for your support in 2011.  Whether you supported us by making a donation, buying a T-shirt, helping in your local community, or just being active in sharing information on our interactive website we appreciate all of your efforts.



This past year was an especially memorable one, as our program reached a number of important landmarks:

  • Added to the United States Congressional Record
  • Reached over 145…
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Added by DAP News on January 3, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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