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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

October 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Israel's Flag Painted White on Qatar TV

"When Israel's Amit Ivry won the silver medial at the FINA Swimming World…

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Added by DAP News on October 25, 2013 at 5:14pm — 2 Comments

A Gift of Swimming

Bo Outlaw laughs as he swims in the pool. Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson and Bo Outlaw, former Magic player and current Magic Ambassador, served as guest swim instructors during a press event at SouthWest Aquatics in Winter Garden on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Nelson gave a check for $25,000 to The Gift of Swimming. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel) 

via the Chicago…

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Added by DAP News on October 25, 2013 at 4:43pm — 1 Comment

#AquaticRepost!

#RP "#Celtics forward @bestbetbass following through with his commitment to learn how to swim. Pictured with BSC swim instructor Tatiana taking one of several swim lessons" Keep up the Great work Brandon!

Added by DAP News on October 22, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

ISLA holds their first 3-day Open Water Life Gaurd Course in Lake Michigan

The International Surf Lifesaving Association held their first ever open water lifeguarding course this past week with participants from around the country.  The need for open water lifeguards is in demand especially because of the high numbers of drownings at beaches and lakes. The tools and skills needed to save someone in open waters are different and possibly more difficult than when in a pool setting.  The ISLA hopes their open water certification event and those in the…

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Added by DAP News on October 18, 2013 at 4:21pm — 1 Comment

The Hispanic Heritage Meet in White Plains, NY

            I’ve been the Multicultural PR Manager with USA Swimming for less than three months and most of my job, to this point, has been education. Switching to water polo in high school and college, I left my USA Swimming days behind me and unfortunately missed out on all of the initiatives that have gone on to promote diversity. On one hand, I think that helps me…

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Added by Rhonda Marable on October 17, 2013 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Trading in Jordans for Goggles

Proving that it's never too late to startBoston Celtics forward, Brandon Bass, decided it was time to take his first swim lesson at the age of 28. Bass participated in a swim lesson along with the local Boys and Girls Club of …

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Added by DAP News on October 3, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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