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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

July 2010 Blog Posts (6)

Pittsburgh's Coach Holder is on a PR roll

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This is the blurb now featured on the AMSwim.org front page. That's Allegheny Mountain Swimming, a LSC around Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Coach Hosea Holder (KSTR) ...
"Participant, Competitor,…
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Added by Mark Rauterkus on July 29, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Coach Holder in Pittsburgh got some good ink in the newspaper

Check out this article about Coach Holder in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_687475.html

Added by Mark Rauterkus on July 25, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

3 Reasons Blacks Won't Learn to Swim

Although I suspect I’m laboring in obscurity here, I have figured out the mystery of the non-swimming black culture. There are three reasons, and they feed each other.



1. Non-swimming adults

If you don’t swim, you don’t get what the big deal is with swimming. You don’t make it a priority. If you hear about the disproportionate drowning rate among your people, and you’re a non-swimmer, you figure you’ll fix that by staying away from the water. Which brings me to. .… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on July 9, 2010 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Why Don't Blacks Swim?

The debate continues here. To be fair, the original question was not why don't blacks swim, but, rather, can blacks swim well enough to save themselves? I have contributed to the forum, without actually addressing that original question. I haven't found that question sufficient or interesting, or whatever, but I think I will address that… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on July 9, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Do Swimming Attitudes Differ Between Blacks and Whites?

I mentioned a pool party in my last post. My sister-in-law invited one of her friends from work. Her friend was white, and she had three mixed daughters. Her attitude towards swimming was different from black people I’ve talked with, even from those who were at the party.



Maybe it’s a non-swimming, vs swimming attitude, and it looks like black and white because of the large number of… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on July 6, 2010 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Black Folks Don't Swim; They Splash Around in the Water

So we were invited to a birthday party today. It was an outdoor party, held at a camp. I knew they were going to swim, but with basketball, archery, and other activities, I didn’t expect to find anyone in the water for long. We were running late, I didn’t have my teenage helpers, I had just gotten my hair done, so I’d decided my kids wouldn’t swim.



Easier said than done. All the other kids were splashing around in the water. My children were soon discontent with just wading. The baby… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on July 1, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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