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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

April 2010 Blog Posts (9)

I'm Swimming!

I have recently begun a push to get in shape. After 7 babies and a miscarriage, it was definitely time. I have been doing push ups, sit ups and squats at home, riding my bike, walking/running, and playing cardio tennis. I also swim whenever I can.



A few years, and two babies ago, I was in the same position of getting back into shape. I did workout videos, running, bike riding, swimming, and classes at the Y. I remember when I finally made the shift from out of shape to more in shape.… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on April 28, 2010 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Back to the swim class grind

After a few months off work, my (swim teacher/lifeguard) daughter returned to the pool this past weekend. She had classes from 9-12, and one of them had over 20 kids in it.



She shared how she had one child that gave her trouble. The child wanted a different swim teacher to help her get to the deep end, but the other teacher was busy. My daughter kept her composure and told the child that she was it. The child relented, and had a successful time in the pool.



Rapport with… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on April 27, 2010 at 7:17am — No Comments

Swim Skills Saved the Day

My 9 year-old daughter had a play date the other day. Her friend lives on a lake, and thought the weather was warm enough to go out in the paddle boat. Then her friend decided to jump in the water looking for shells. Now, if my daughter had been a non-swimmer, there would have been gnashing of teeth, maybe a tragedy, certainly drama. But, since she can swim, she didn’t hesitate to jump in after her friend. My daughter is a black girl, you know. She didn’t give her hair a second thought, even… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on April 25, 2010 at 12:11am — No Comments

About Converting New Swimmers

I spend a lot of time watching my children do gymnastics these days. It reminds me of the days I watched the older children perfect their strokes hour upon hour in the hot humid room with a pool. Then, I’d talk about how wonderful the water looked, and how badly I wanted to join the children. One of the swim fathers jumped in and kept up with the kids for a while. I was so jealous. I thought, surely I couldn’t do what these children are doing. Another parent, a mother, would bring her baby in a… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on April 22, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

About Converting New Swimmers

I spend a lot of time watching my children do gymnastics these days. It reminds me of the days I watched the older children perfect their strokes hour upon hour in the hot humid room with a pool. Then, I’d talk about how wonderful the water looked, and how badly I wanted to join the children. One of the swim fathers jumped in and kept up with the kids for a while. I was so jealous. I thought, surely I couldn’t do what these children are doing. Another parent, a mother, would bring her baby in a… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on April 22, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Are you supposed to be born good at everything?

Remember High School dances? There was no learning the dance at the party. If you didn’t already know before you got there, you were sorry. You had to step…

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Added by Angela Gray on April 21, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Trinidad's winner





None of the people I follow ended up winning the JAX 50, but the men’s winner is of interest anyway. He is also responsible for Trinidad and Tobago’s first medal for swimming. (in the 2004 Olympics). George Bovell is actually a native to America, but represented those tropical nations in the Olympics. This really piques my curiosity.… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on April 19, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Arlene Semeco



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Uploaded by adaef. - Basketball, baseball, pro wrestling and more sports videos. (ed. note: I love Spanish almost as much as swimming!)

Arlene Semeco was another of the swim stars who participated in JAX 50. The… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on April 18, 2010 at 9:52pm — No Comments

JAX 50

Last weekend, some great swimmers got together for a good cause in Jacksonville, FL. Here's video with more information on Jax… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on April 16, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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