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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 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Couple Turns their Loss into a Life Saving Skill in the Community

Just 5 years ago, Tara and Dwayne Cuff lost their 11 year-old daughter, Trava, due to a tragic accidental drowning. In memory of Trava, Tara and Dwayne founded a learn to swim program in Abington, PA. called Dolphin 11.  Check out more on their story and the mission of Dolphin 11:…


Added by DAP News on June 28, 2013 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Not Only Swimmers Swim

Swimmers aren't the only ones who utilize the pool. Check out this Youtube video of a football camp called "360 Football Academy" where these young potential college football players learned the importance of a water work out.  A 360 Football Academy coach even admits that some of the boys gained a life skill of swimming. What an impact that will make on their lives!…


Added by DAP News on June 25, 2013 at 8:40pm — No Comments

East Oakland Swim Club "100 Black Folk and Friends Swim Alcatraz to San Francisco"

On September 28th, East Oakland Swim Club, in partnership with Water World Swim Organization, is hosting an open water swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco to promote swimming in the Black community as a health and fitness tool.  East Oakland reports that as of today "... only 3 of the 8 Pools in Oakland California are open and available to students or community at large year round."  East Oakland Swim Club hopes to change the circumstances by…


Added by DAP News on June 23, 2013 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Toddler Swims Olympic Size Pool!

Spirited Henry White, son of Eric and Sylvia White, learned to swim at just the age of 3! Don't let this 3-year-old show you up in the pool! Check out the video below:

Added by DAP News on June 21, 2013 at 12:50pm — 1 Comment

Black Enterprise's Interview with Cullen Jones

Cedric Thornton of Enterprise Magazine interviews Olympian Cullen Jones on the perception of Blacks and swimming. Check it out!


Added by DAP News on June 20, 2013 at 7:38pm — No Comments

2 Months away from the Diversity in Aquatics Convention!

Just TWO months away from the 1st Annual Diversity in Aquatics Convention & The HBCU Swimming Reunion. 

When: August 8, 2013 at 7pm to August 11, 2013 at 12pm

Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Register now! --> …

Added by Miriam S Lynch on June 8, 2013 at 11:18pm — No Comments

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