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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 2014 Blog Posts (7)

The Necessity of Encouragement

I had the opportunity to attend the 2nd Annual Diversity in Aquatics Convention in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Don’t let the seemingly grand location fool you, this trip was as many trips to a convention can get- spent in a cold room in uncomfortable chairs with inappropriate lighting (ours was too low). That being said, knowledge, encouragement, ideas, and energy came out of the weekend which made the necessity of wearing pants and bringing a jacket during a South Florida summer worth…

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Added by Rhonda Marable on August 26, 2014 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Check out last year's convention coverage video by Lee Pitts

"Diversity in Aquatics 2013 A Conversation with Lee Pitts" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWznWRnG2eY&feature=youtu.be&list=UUIUx-HLvd6XYhZsQNRa0f9Q…

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Added by DAP News on August 20, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

America Rows and Swims Foundation Newburgh, NY

DAP Friends,

When children cannot swim it is not the child's problem it is an adult problem. Read how Juliana LoBiondo…

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Added by Richard Butler on August 19, 2014 at 12:31pm — No Comments

On behalf of DAP, we want to thank the men and women who have served in the United States Coast Guard. Happy 224th Birthday! Via the Villiages-News.com

On behalf of DAP, we want to thank the men and women who have served in the United States Coast Guard. Happy 224th Birthday!…

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Added by DAP News on August 4, 2014 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Help with a Swim project

I need help
 
My name is Rose Grier.    I would like to do a short documentary about why our children of color don’t swim.  
 
I am 73 years old  grandmother who did not learn to swim until recently and this took over 3 years.   As I talk with young people (under 20), I find that majority cannot swim.   The main reasons given are for girls,…
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Added by Rose Grier on August 4, 2014 at 3:43pm — 1 Comment

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