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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

August 2011 Blog Posts (15)

Inaugural regatta draws diverse teams

From en.elmensajerorochester.com, by By Annette Jiménez



Inaugural regatta draws diverse teams

ROCHESTER -- Rowing changed Patricia Rozzo's life.

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Added by DAP News on August 31, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Is it an emergency yet?

Hurricane Irene blasted the East Coast of the U.S. last week.  Millions of dollars of damage, widespread power outages, and so far 40 deaths reported across seven states.  Why did so many people die?  With any natural disaster some tragic accidents occur.  An 11-year old boy was killed when a tree fell through the roof of his…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on August 31, 2011 at 8:10am — No Comments

Swimming as a Weight Loss Tool

I've seen the morbidly obese in water aerobics classes; my mother was among that group, as a matter of fact. But I've suspected that swimming would actually be more effective for weight loss.



I got some support for my belief watching A&E's show, Heavy.



I know I've shared my mother's story here and at my personal blog.



I used to watch Richard Simmons and sob, wishing my mother would… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on August 27, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Stormy Weather

 

In Chicago we are nearing the end of a summer season of the most violent and unpredictable weather that I have seen in almost 48 years.  Half a dozen times in two months we’ve gone from some rather benign gray clouds to tornado-force winds and torrential rain within a matter of minutes.  The summer sound of cicadas screeching has been drowned out by the…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on August 24, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments

An Interview with Jeff Commings

From USASwimming, by Mike Gustafson:

 

Jeff Commings is a reporter, the first black swimmer to compete at the Pan-American Games, and now, at 37-years-old, has qualified for the Olympic Trials. He’s been there before, but now as an older, wiser man, has a different perspective on the sport of swimming, on swimming’s diversity challenges, and…

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Added by DAP News on August 19, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Stormy Weather

In Chicago we are nearing the end of a summer season of the most violent and unpredictable weather that I have seen in almost 48 years.  Half a dozen times in two months we’ve gone from some rather benign gray clouds to tornado-force winds and torrential rain within a matter of minutes.  The summer sound of cicadas screeching has been drowned out by the buzz of…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on August 17, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Surviving the Cut: Army Rangers

My son said that he didn’t think the Rangers had a water training segment to deal with. He wasn’t exactly correct, but the Ranger water training doesn’t involve swimming long distances, just braving cold, dirty water in full gear.



By far, the hardest struggle is psychological. After going through the grueling obstacle course, the rangers in training roll through muddy water. Then they crawl while rolling through the freezing muddy water. (The air temperature is 56 degrees and… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on August 16, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments


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Sailing the Caribbean

Sailing the Caribbean,



Every year I help staff a sailing trip to a new island as part of the SailFETE vacation group.  This organization is headed by Ms. Shaun Brown.  Miss Brown is a Jamaican-American female sailor who is also happens to be an expert in all things Caribbean and provides a wonderful water related vacation experience.  The trip not only opens the door to a number of water activities but also a glimpse into a new unique island culture every year, all under the guide…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on August 14, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Days 5 & 6 SailFETE 2011

Day 5 - Tug of war, more fishing, more fun and more good times :-)

 

Day 6 - Back on solid land at the Ritz.  Time to hit the pool and the spa.  I really don’t want to go home, but all the ladies on the trip have decided that they will do so with a pedicure. See you next year!

Added by Shaun Brown on August 11, 2011 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Who would you choose as a role model?

 

Ryan Lochte beat Michael Phelps in a race.  Pretty amazing just as a physical accomplishment, but even more exciting from my point of view, he’s very cool.  As in getting loads of endorsements, has ‘the look’, and the kind of ‘grooves to his own drummer’ cool that kids will respond to.  There was a great article in the…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on August 10, 2011 at 12:11pm — No Comments

USRowing Diversity Invitational Recap

On July 30 my wife and I had the honor and privilege to attend the First Annual USRowing Diversity Invitational. For those of you who have never been to Rochester, I highly suggest you make a visit. I honestly felt as if Rochester is the friendliest city I have ever been to. Upon arriving to city limits, we quickly found the park that is the home to the Genesee Waterways…

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Added by Jayson Jackson on August 5, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Days 3 & 4 SailFETE 2011

Day 3 - The SailFETE amateur fishing tournament is off to a great start.  Just have to remind everyone to weigh their fish before cooking them :-)  With today’s fish in hand many sailed to Green Turtle to anchor and sleep for the night.  There is nothing quite like being on the open water sleeping under the stars! 



Day 4 - Moved on to Treasure Cay enjoying the beach with a little snorkeling,  swimming and watching many fail at jet skiing :-)  Stayed for dinner at The Treasure Cay… Continue

Added by Shaun Brown on August 5, 2011 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Growing eyes in the back of your head.

 

Let’s conduct a scientific experiment.  Get a plastic water bottle.  Put in a teaspoon of sand, dirt or grit.  Fill the bottle with water and shake vigorously.  Now put your hand behind the bottle and tell me how many fingers you are holding up.  Difficult if not impossible.  

 

Now imagine that your child is at a…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on August 3, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments

SailFETE 2011 - Day 1 & 2



Day 1 - Welcome to the Abacos!!!  Day one and we are off to an excellent start.  Shaun Anderson and I met with the Ministry of Tourism, local coaches and captains all which are impressed and excited with SailFETE’s and DAPs commitment to brining clinics to the local community.  After a few laps in the ocean and lounging by the infinity pool at the Ritz-Carlton the SailFETE vacationers headed over to Snappers and DNR for some fun after sun down.



Day 2 - Yachts everywhere... more…

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Added by Shaun Brown on August 3, 2011 at 9:45am — No Comments


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Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas - DAP Mixer

DAP it up! DAP mixer @ The Tipsy Seagull Bar - Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas 8 PM tonight August 2, 2011.

http://treasurecay.com/panoramic_typsy.htm

Added by Shaun Anderson on August 2, 2011 at 10:01am — 3 Comments

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