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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


June 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Making a Social Impact

Social Impact bonds are “a new strategy for improving the performance of government programs. In short, private investors — typically foundations — pay the costs of a new program in its early years, and the government later repays the investors, often with a bonus, as long as the program meets its goals. If it fails, taxpayers pay…


Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on June 27, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

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2012 Olympic Swimming Trials - Omaha, NE

Sneak peek of the pool.....




Added by Shaun Anderson on June 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Drowning Prevention Efforts Need Tune-Up

From Aquatics International, by Kendra Kozen:

In the wake of new research, experts are calling for greater efforts to reduce drownings among the most vulnerable. Young children and minorities still face the greatest risk, according to a pair of new studies, and experts say more…


Added by DAP News on June 22, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Rower David Banks will head to London with U.S. eight-man boat

From Gazette.Net, by Jennifer Beekman:

Better late than never, according to the adage.

Former Winston Churchill High School basketball and standout 800-meter runner David Banks earned his trip to this summer’s London Olympics for rowing on the final chance.

Banks was part of the U.S. men’s eight-boat that won the May 22…


Added by DAP News on June 11, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments

(Draft) Introduction for Pittsburgh Public Schools -- an effort to increase aquatics by a factor of ten.

In the wake of:

a recent Citiparks Aquatics Division audit by City Controller Michael Lamb, as well as

my participation with the PPS Athletic Reform Task Force, and

the merger of some PPS high school sports teams to the WPIAL, and

the 2012 arrival of additional, terrible, institutional roadblocks at PPS,

it is prudent push all involved to 'think again' about aquatics. An overhaul of aquatics with the city, PPS and others is past due, especially in…


Added by Mark Rauterkus on June 10, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Phillips Community Center Pool: Sometimes miracles do happen

From TCDailyPlanet.net, by Sheila Regan:

One of the neat things about following the same story over a matter of years is that you get to find out what happens. I’ve been writing for the Daily Planet since 2008, and over that time, I’ve covered all sorts of different topics. Sometimes there will be an issue that I write a number of articles about, and then it will pop back up again a year or…


Added by DAP News on June 6, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Swimming in Schools...

From Edcentered.com, by: DAP Member Naomi Szekeres-

As you may know, I am an avid swimmer, and I strongly believe in teaching children (and adults) to swim. I always say that you have to know enough to be able to save yourself and your child.

This becomes even more relevant when you read the alarming …


Added by DAP News on June 5, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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