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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

September 2010 Blog Posts (13)

Who should learn to swim?

“We don’t have a pool” “We’re so busy with soccer/football/gymnastics” “It’s such a pain with the wet suits and wet hair” “It’s too expensive to join a pool or take lessons” “We’re just not a swimming family”…



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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

The the Pool at Last, and Oh No! A Problem!

I was one of THOSE people tonight. You know, the type who know that the pool closes at 9:45, so they show up in a suit at 9:25? My daughter, who was watching a very old man tread water from her lifeguard stand when I walked in put on a happy face and waved. I approached her very professional like. “Can you hold my glasses?” I asked her, “Or is that against the rules or something?” She made a face, I think. But by then my glasses were off and I couldn’t even see her face, let alone her… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on September 27, 2010 at 10:59pm — 1 Comment

2010-2011 Men's Team Roster

Coach Jorge Olaves announced the men's roster that will open competition on October 23 at home versus cross town rival Florida State.

Quintavious Brown
Robert Cox
Jeremy Latimore
Devon Moses
Nik Rodgers
Joel Sankar
Akie Smythe
Kyle Wright

Added by Douglas Carrington on September 25, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

2010-2011 Women's Team Roster

2010-2011 Women's Team Roster

Coach Jorge Olaves announced the women's roster that will open competition on October at CCSA rival University of North Florida.

Alex Age
Bria Bennett
Jasmine Leslie
Amanda Lopez
Kyndra Mcfarland
Reina Pate
Kellé Wyatt

Added by Douglas Carrington on September 25, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Teenagers - what should we teach them?

I really enjoy talking with teenagers. Perhaps it’s because I did such a lousy job of being a teenager myself, but I really enjoy being with them. I hear them talk, I listen to how they think, I watch what they do, and how and why they make decisions - or how they don’t think at all when they make decisions - and it amazes me how any of us make it through that time. Tossed into a churning…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 23, 2010 at 12:33pm — 2 Comments

Black Swim News Digresses in One Year

Last summer, the big swim news headline was the Valley Club of Philadelphia kicking black kids out. This summer, it was the group of Shreveport kids who drowned in a public park.



One was about denying access to swimming; the other was the fruit of lack of access.



The Philadelphia incident had several… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on September 22, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Another Teen Swim Flick?

I recently read this mildly amusing post about a teen swimming movie idea.



Having recently lost my gig as a movie/tv critic, I'm itching to review something, albeit a mythical project.



Mike Gustafson, the author is pitching this idea of an… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on September 18, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

How do otters learn to swim?

I was getting in my swim while my daughter had her lesson on Sunday and was watching the parent-tot class in the kid pool. Average age probably 18-24 months, and you saw the whole gamut of personalities in that group of 10 kids. One petite little girl was leaping into the water without inhibition or fear. One little boy was far more interested in deconstructing the safety cone blocking off the…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 15, 2010 at 10:09pm — 2 Comments

2010- 2011 Team Schedule

This is the Florida A&M Univeristy swimming schedule for the 2010-2011 season. All Home meet will be held at the Morcom Aquatics Center in Tallahassee, FL.



10/6/2010 Orange vs. Green Meet Tallahassee, FL 8:30 a.m.



10/9/2010 at University of North Florida* (Women Only) Jacksonville, FL 11:00 a.m.



10/22/2010 Florida Gulf Coast University(Women Only) Tallahassee, FL 5:00 p.m.



10/23/2010 Florida State University/ Miami Tallahassee,… Continue

Added by Douglas Carrington on September 15, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Fear of Drowning not Limited to Non-Swimmers

I remember putting my second born, as a fearless 3 year old in swim lessons for the first time. He stayed at the edge of the pull, threatening to fall in at any minute. His swim instructors were young girls who couldn’t even pronounce his name properly. As an observer from across the room, I was helpless to keep him safe. I wanted to scream, “WATCH MY BABY! CAN’T YOU SEE HE’S ABOUT TO FALL IN THE POOL ANY MINUTE?!!!”



And I am a swimmer.



It would be too much if I couldn’t… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on September 12, 2010 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Swimming Against the Tide

The Diversity in Aquatics Program was featured in a recent Newsweek article written by Kate Dailey:



The dangerous riptides from Hurricane Earl barreling along the East Coast coincide with Labor Day weekend, when many families head to the beach for a last vacation before the beginning…
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Added by Jayson Jackson on September 7, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

I had noticed a difference in my endurance before, and I wasn’t sure whether it was due to weight loss or aerobic fitness. I had attributed it to weight loss, but now I think it’s because of aerobic …

I had noticed a difference in my endurance before, and I wasn’t sure whether it was due to weight loss or aerobic fitness. I had attributed it to weight loss, but now I think it’s because of aerobic fitness. What changed my mind was Friday, August 13th, when I did some triathlon training, or a triathlon workout. I did it in reverse. I ran a mile (in slightly over 15 minutes), rode a stationary bike for 15 minutes, and then swam 500 yards. Although my legs were sore from the running, biking, and… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on September 5, 2010 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Most Horrific Drowning Ever

It's been almost a month since a severe drowning tragedy in Louisiana. On August 3rd, 7 teens playing in the water at a Shreveport, LA park fell into a sinkhole. Each non-swimming teen tried to save another, all drowned but 1. Even more horrific: the children who drowned were siblings from 2 different families. And the most… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on September 2, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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