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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

May 2013 Blog Posts (8)

10 on Your Side News Special Report: "Treading Water"

10 on You Side's Lauren Compton reports on the culture barriers that keep African Americans from learning how to swim, and how those barriers put them, their friends, and family in danger. Check out the video below from 10 on Your Side and click the link to read more and share with family and friends: …

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Added by DAP News on May 23, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Make A Splash!

The USA Swimming Foundation raises funds to support programs that save lives and build champions–in the pool and in life.

As the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming, the USA Swimming Foundation works to strengthen the sport from grassroots to gold medals. Whether we’re equipping our children with learn-to-swim skills, or providing…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on May 21, 2013 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Happy Water Safety Day!

Today is the day! A number of top aquatic leaders and officials will be coming together today to bring awareness for International Water Safety Day on Capital Hill (in Washington, D.C.). Their mission is: "International Water Safety Day is designed to help spread global awareness of the ongoing drowning pandemic, and educate the youth in becoming safer in and around the water." Click on the link to read more about this cause, learn safety facts, and what the current drowning statistics…

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Added by DAP News on May 15, 2013 at 10:31am — No Comments

Happy International Water Safety Day!

Happy International Water Safety Day!  Did you know that today, May 15, is International Water Safety Day?  The members of the U.S. Congress know, because a group representing drowning prevention efforts in the U.S. is meeting with them today to alert them to the hidden epidemic of…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on May 15, 2013 at 10:17am — No Comments

8 Days Aways from Water Safety Day!

Check out some of the videos and photos from this year's USA Swimming's Diversity Select Camp! The kids looked like they worked hard and had a lot of fun! …

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Added by DAP News on May 7, 2013 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Help End Drowning Worldwide--Swim Seal Safe

Hey guys!  I am a new proud member to Diversity in Aquatics and just wanted to make you aware of a really interesting campaign for a new product about to hit the market called the Seal.  It's the first-ever portable swim monitoring and drowning detection system for residential and commercial pools.  This team has begun a campaign to end drowning worldwide and this device is going to drastically change the way we learn to swim.  I would love to hear some of your feedback on this!  Take a look…

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Added by Jonathan Reekes on May 6, 2013 at 1:25pm — No Comments

13 Days away from Water Safety Day!

Good Luck to all the campers at the #13NDSCamp!!! @usa_swimming 

Added by DAP News on May 2, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

14 days Away!

Its May 1st and just 14 days away from Water Safety Day! Check out this show about water safety called "Lifeguards Southern California"
http://www.weather.com/tv/tvshows/lifeguard/video/on-tv-43/lifeguard-585/lake-rescue-36205#35669

Added by DAP News on May 1, 2013 at 2:47pm — No Comments

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