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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


August 2013 Blog Posts (14)

Water Safety Before it's too Late

This past weekend's tragic drowning of 18 year-old, Eckerd College student, Jessica Gartenburg should remind us all to stress the importance of water safety rules such as swimming with a buddy and wearing a life jacket in outdoor water settings. Read more of the story at: …


Added by DAP News on August 27, 2013 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Calling all DAP Members: Help Fill Out this Petition for a Record-breaking Iranian Swimmer!

"International Swimming Federation: Demand Iran Register Elham's Swimming Record" ... The Iranian Swimming Federation refuses to recognized open-water female swimmer, Elham Asghari's numerous records and hard work because of their country's customs.  Lets help Elham have her records and hard work recognized in her country by signing and sharing this petition with others! read more about her story…


Added by DAP News on August 21, 2013 at 11:42am — 1 Comment

Innovative aquatics job possibility!!!

How would you like to be part of an educational process that serves to support diverse high school students finding their hidden gifts, talents, & passions rather than figuring out how to get them to pass standardized tests? How would you like to work with students to help them find ways to be active and healthy that excites them? How would you like to create engaging ways to give students access to an aquatics center and full fitness facilities that empower teens to take charge? Do you…


Added by Jen Frickey on August 20, 2013 at 7:14am — No Comments

Merry Weekend! Lets Go Paddle Boarding!

Check out some of the fun we had at the conference with a paddle boarding session and something to look forward to next year!  Thanks again to our awesome instructors at Gold Coast Aquatics Adventure and make sure to visit and like their …


Added by DAP News on August 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Wake up Swim!

Some swimming to get you going this morning, check out comedian, Kevin Hart, swimming a pretty good butterfly. #blackpeopledoswim 

Added by DAP News on August 15, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Learning to Swim Before it's too Late

After the destruction of hurricane Sandy, one young man, Kendrick Sultan, from New York realized that it was finally time to learn to swim.  Kendrick had a fear of the water for all 15 years of his life and he wasn't alone. His family members also didn't know how to swim and yet they lived just blocks away from a beach. Kendrick realized that if he was swept up in hurricane Sandy he wouldn't have been able to survive, so with help of the…


Added by DAP News on August 14, 2013 at 6:48pm — No Comments

2013 DAP Convention Attendees

For those that attended the convention this past weekend and would like to keep in touch and add members to their DAP page, here is a link to a list of attendees:


Added by DAP News on August 13, 2013 at 3:31pm — 1 Comment

The 2013 DAP Convention Wrap-up

Just 2 days after the convention and we're already talking plans for a bigger and even better 2014 DAP Convention! If you missed out, check out some of the pictures below of the events and speakers at this year's convention and make sure you make plans to attend next year's!…


Added by DAP News on August 13, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments

2013 DAP Convention: Day 1

The 2013 Diversity in Aquatics Convention has officially started! Happening right now: the advisory committee

Registration is still happening tonight and tomorrow morning! Can't wait to see you…


Added by DAP News on August 8, 2013 at 6:08pm — No Comments

All-Womens Lifeguard Tournament this Past July 31st

Diversity in Aquatics hopes it's not too late to say we support the All-Women Lifeguard Tournament! http://bit.ly/17bAJ6y #stopdrowning @JabariWater 

Added by DAP News on August 7, 2013 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Happy Be-lated Birthday to the National Coast Guard!

This past Sunday, the 4th of August, marked the 223rd Anniversary of the National Coast Guard and we here at DAP greatly appreciate the selflessness and sacrifices of our men and women in the National Coast Guard. Check out this cool tribute video made in honor of USCG's B-day. #USCGBday

via: …


Added by DAP News on August 7, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Shout Out!

Shout out to Simone Manuel for finishing top 7 in the 50 meter free at the 2013 FINA World Championships! Keep up the great work @simone_manuel!

Added by DAP News on August 6, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments


It's DAP Convention week and we have an exciting addition to the already amazing line-up! This Friday night, there will be a screening of the award winning film, Otelo Burning by film director and producer Sara Blecher. Following the film, there will be a live Google+ video chat with Sarah Blecher! You don't want to miss seeing this aspiring movie so make sure you…


Added by DAP News on August 5, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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