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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


March 2013 Blog Posts (7)

An Intriguing Article on Diversity in the Sport of Swimming

Braden Keith, for SwimSwam, adresses the diversity in swimming at the recent NCSA Junior Nationals and the presence of more female coaches.  Click on the link and read more about what SwimSwam wrote on their observations of diversity in the sport of swimming:

 SwimSwam: "A Particularity of Diversity..."

Added by DAP News on March 26, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Daylight Savings Foils me Again

It’s been a month since I’ve been to the pool. I don’t remember why I missed it the last time. Probably something to do with tennis. I mean, I had a planned tennis date that night, and decided to do just one workout that day. Or maybe something else schedule related.

But this week, I missed swimming because of the clock. I woke up at 7:20, which should have been 6:20. . .

If open swim is over at 7:45, there’s really no point in trying to get there if you wake up at 7:20, right?…


Added by Angela Gray on March 23, 2013 at 11:28am — No Comments

The Power of the Josh Project

Merry Monday! What better way to start your week with knowing a little bit about The Josh Project.  This outstanding organization believes in the value of learning to swim and water safety in order to save lives. For more than 5 years, they having been providing very affordable swimming lessons to at risk youth in the Toledo area. One of their organization leaders, Wanda Butts, was just voted 2012's CNN Hero! Check out their pages to learn more:…


Added by DAP News on March 18, 2013 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Special Shout out!

Congratulations to National Diversity Committee Member and NOW National Age Group record holder Simone Manual who won the 100 free at #NCSAs with a 47.77!

Added by DAP News on March 18, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Urban Swim Program, Buffalo City Swim Racers Launches Website

The Buffalo City Swim Racers, an urban swim program in Buffalo, NY, has launched its website (www.buffaloracers.org).  BCSR is a unique swim program registered with USA Swimming.  The program is a collaborative effort between local business leaders, public agencies, educators and faculty from the University at Buffalo.  One of the goals of BCSR is to provide an alternate model to USA Swimming clubs attempting to draw swimmers from low-income…


Added by Michael F. Switalski on March 14, 2013 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

Countdown Continues!

Counting down the days until the convention! We are officially only 5 months away from the 1st day of Diversity in Aquatics Convention. This is an exciting networking and informative event you do not want to miss with engaging talks from Aquatic Professions from all over the county. For more information be sure to check out our website. Diversity in Aquatics Convention

Added by DAP News on March 8, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

Breaking Barriers Community Rowing can use your help

An unfortunately recent event happened to a Philadelphia youth rowing center, called Breaking Barriers, where tens of thousands of dollars worth of workout equipment, rowing machines, and spin bikes were stolen just before opening the program to kids.  Breaking Barriers is one of America Rows original Philadelphia rowing programs and was founded to allow inner-city youth the chance to learn the sport of Rowing.  However, with this major set back they are unsure of when they can start up…


Added by DAP News on March 7, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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