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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 2012 Blog Posts (9)

In case you missed it: Drowning No. 1 cause of death for children 1-4

From ShreveportTimes.com, By Loresha J. Wilson:

Eighty-eight Louisina children died as a result of unintentional drownings from 2007-2009, the most recent statistics…

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Added by DAP News on July 20, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Olympic Swimmer Neal Built Her Dream in Brooklyn

From NYTimes.com, By William C. Rhoden:

At 17, Lia Neal made the U.S. Olympic swimming team. Photo Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images

Rome Neal…

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Added by DAP News on July 16, 2012 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Drowning, the Silent Epidemic

From the Washington Post, By Editorial Board:
 

IN AN AGE of ethnic conflict, fatal disease and chronic malnutrition, it seems strange to stumble across figures such as this: 388,000 people die every year from drowning, according to the World…

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Added by DAP News on July 14, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Lia Neal: A Journey in the Making

From USASwimming.org, BY Mike Gustafson

MANHATTAN – Lia Neal is sleeping. It’s 10:45am on a Thursday morning. In another room await 3 TV cameras, 2 dSLR cameras, 20 reporters, and a gathering of onlookers, supporters, and Asphalt Green staff. While they wait in a hallway, I spot Lia on the floor in the Asphalt Green pool complex. She’s…

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Added by DAP News on July 13, 2012 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Bullying and Water

 

My kids and I headed to one of our favorite places last weekend, the Millennium Fountain in Chicago.  After a week of blistering temperatures, the fountain was packed with kids (and adults) splashing with joyful abandon.  The Fountain is brilliant in it’s design, huge slabs of rough granite…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on July 11, 2012 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment


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Black Swimmers Increasing Diversity of the U.S. Team

From NYTimes.com, By 

Doug Mills/The New York Times

Cullen Jones after winning the 100-meter freestyle final Sunday to qualify…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on July 7, 2012 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

On Non-Swimming vs Not Swimming

Over the last month, I had more encounters with splashing in the water watching children than with actual swimming.

My old lady swim cap keeps my hair dry while children splash. It doesn’t hold up as well when I’m actually swimming.

I thought a lot about how I looked, like a stereotype. Can’t get my hair wet, can’t swim, blah, blah. It was embarrassing.

But, yesterday, when I took my four youngest children to the beach for a birthday party, and spent my time in the lake…

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Added by Angela Gray on July 2, 2012 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Black Swimmers Increasing Diversity of the U.S. Team

From NYTimes.com, By 

Doug Mills/The New York Times

Cullen Jones after winning the 100-meter freestyle final Sunday to qualify…

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Added by DAP News on July 2, 2012 at 10:17am — 1 Comment

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