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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

February 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Outstanding Princeton Water Polo Player

DAP Members check out the following article about a freshman water polo goalie Ashleigh Johnson earning historic accolades for her performace at Princeton U @Pwaterpolo…

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Added by DAP News on February 27, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Just When I Thought it Wasn't Safe to get Into the Water

When I woke up too early today, I thought that my strategy for swimming was failing me. The whole beating the crowd deal neither avoided the crowd, nor gave me enough time to swim my whole set.

So I considered getting to the pool at its opening. Then I sat around until my usual time to leave. I’m nothing if not a creature of habit.

Then I noticed the snow. It had snowed around 6 inches the night before, and I wondered if I would be able to leave my block.

But it was…

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Added by Angela Gray on February 22, 2013 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Good Luck to those swimming this weekend!

"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed." -Booker T. Washington.  

Good luck to all the girls and boys swimming at the 27th Annual Black History Swim Meet in Washington, D.C. this weekend! 

Added by DAP News on February 16, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

Whatever Safety Day Countdown!

Counting down to International Water Safety Day, May 15th, 2013. Just 3 months away! Let us know what you've got planned!

Added by DAP News on February 15, 2013 at 2:41pm — No Comments

A Very Inspiring Way a Man Adapts to the Sport of Swimming!

Pictured below is Chinese swimmer and multiple Paralympic gold medallist, He Junquan. He represented China at the 2004 Paralympics where he won four gold medals! WOW such an amazing and inspiring way to adapt to the sport of swimming!…

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Added by DAP News on February 12, 2013 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Check out how other people are using Swimming!

Joe Jones Logs Landmark Yard follow the link to the Finis blog page to read about how Joe Jones has utilized swimming and logged up to 100million yards in the pool!

Added by DAP News on February 11, 2013 at 10:44pm — No Comments

In case you missed it...

Missed Lia Neal on the Today Show? Check her out here as the @Grio named her a part of the celebration of the top 100 African America Accomplishments of today http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/50693393#50693393

Added by DAP News on February 11, 2013 at 5:48pm — No Comments

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