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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

March 2012 Blog Posts (6)

1st Annual Diversity in Aquatics Convention & The HBCU Swimming Reunion

It's official...The 1st Annual Diversity in Aquatics Convention & The HBCU Swimming Reunion will be held August 8 - 11, 2013 at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, FL ....Stay tuned for further details!

Added by DAP News on March 29, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

My Beginning Post

I'm really excited about going back into Swimming. I took a PE (Physical Education) class on Swimming and I did pretty well. My PE Teacher was Michael Elflein. He was real cool and Entertaining. I was a beginner in swimming and still need work on my Strokes. I promised myself that besides getting my driver's license (I live in NY) and while working, I'll start getting back into swimming or learning how to swim again, but this time at the YMCA. I really want to work hard and make a Swim team…

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Added by RH on March 25, 2012 at 4:23am — No Comments

End drowning with 3 words.

How do we end drowning?  We change people’s behavior around water. 

How do we change behavior?  We change intrinsic motivation, how someone acts even if no one else is around. 

How do we change intrinsic motivation?  Tell people what to…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on March 21, 2012 at 11:01am — 2 Comments

Swimming pool access law put on hold for two months

From KYPost.com:

WASHINGTON - A new law that would affect all public pools isn't starting as planned.

The Department of Justice postponed the requirement of installing lifts to accommodate disabled people. The law was passed in 2010 and was supposed to go into effect Thursday.

Hotel industry experts say there was widespread confusion about what types of…

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Added by DAP News on March 16, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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Three things in Boston this week-

1) Novice Swimmers Coaching Clinic for Boston Parks & Rec with Miriam Lynch on Thursday, March 15, 2012



2) AAHPERD Convention -Council of Aquatic Professionals presentations and meetings (ongoing)



3) New England Swimming / AAHPERD -  water safety event Saturday,  March 17, 2012



-All AAHPERD  members attending this year's convention are welcome to come sit in at all…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on March 15, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments


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Presenting concepts of Social Learning Theory & Similarity Hypothesis at the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) Symposium in sunny San Diego

In San Diego this week for the NDPA Symposium and presenting today with DAP Co-founder Jayson Jackson about the importance of dismissing stereotypes, role models and other social learning concepts.  A tribute to the many DAP members that influence their own local communities.  We might even reveal a few of DAP's future plans.  Won't give you the whole presentation, but here are two quick concepts....connect the dots and see the picture...…



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Added by Shaun Anderson on March 8, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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