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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

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Swim Skills Saved the Day

My 9 year-old daughter had a play date the other day. Her friend lives on a lake, and thought the weather was warm enough to go out in the paddle boat. Then her friend decided to jump in the water looking for shells. Now, if my daughter had been a non-swimmer, there would have been gnashing of teeth, maybe a tragedy, certainly drama. But, since she can swim, she didn’t hesitate to jump in after her friend. My daughter is a black girl, you know. She didn’t give her hair a second thought, even… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on April 25, 2010 at 12:11am — No Comments

About Converting New Swimmers

I spend a lot of time watching my children do gymnastics these days. It reminds me of the days I watched the older children perfect their strokes hour upon hour in the hot humid room with a pool. Then, I’d talk about how wonderful the water looked, and how badly I wanted to join the children. One of the swim fathers jumped in and kept up with the kids for a while. I was so jealous. I thought, surely I couldn’t do what these children are doing. Another parent, a mother, would bring her baby in a… Continue

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

About Converting New Swimmers

I spend a lot of time watching my children do gymnastics these days. It reminds me of the days I watched the older children perfect their strokes hour upon hour in the hot humid room with a pool. Then, I’d talk about how wonderful the water looked, and how badly I wanted to join the children. One of the swim fathers jumped in and kept up with the kids for a while. I was so jealous. I thought, surely I couldn’t do what these children are doing. Another parent, a mother, would bring her baby in a… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on April 22, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Are you supposed to be born good at everything?

Remember High School dances? There was no learning the dance at the party. If you didn’t already know before you got there, you were sorry. You had to step…

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Added by Angela Gray on April 21, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Trinidad's winner





None of the people I follow ended up winning the JAX 50, but the men’s winner is of interest anyway. He is also responsible for Trinidad and Tobago’s first medal for swimming. (in the 2004 Olympics). George Bovell is actually a native to America, but represented those tropical nations in the Olympics. This really piques my curiosity.… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on April 19, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Arlene Semeco



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Uploaded by adaef. - Basketball, baseball, pro wrestling and more sports videos. (ed. note: I love Spanish almost as much as swimming!)

Arlene Semeco was another of the swim stars who participated in JAX 50. The… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on April 18, 2010 at 9:52pm — No Comments

JAX 50

Last weekend, some great swimmers got together for a good cause in Jacksonville, FL. Here's video with more information on Jax… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on April 16, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

when the conversation turns to swimming

I got the most animated I’d been all evening when I started talking about swimming. My friend and I both knew Pete Thomas, one of the Biggest Loser contestants, in college. I mentioned that I follow him on twitter, and she told me that he just completed a triathlon.



She looked at me and asked me if I wanted to do a triathlon. My eyes lit up and I started talking faster. We talked about being ready, and I said I wasn’t sure my freestyle was up to doing a triathlon yet. Not to mention… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on November 20, 2009 at 10:35pm — No Comments

The History Lesson

Jayson's history lesson was fascinating.

Gerry Dworkin
Lifesaving Resources
http://www.lifesaving.com

Added by Gerald M. Dworkin on October 7, 2009 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Free Swim screenings coast to coast!

Come see the award winning FREE SWIM (www.FreeSwimMovie.com) . . .

October 13th at 7:30PM
The Cape Ann Community Cinema (www.massbayfilmproject.org)
21 Main Street, Gloucester, MA
* come earlier for a pre-screening party at 6:30pm

October 18 at 10AM
La Femme Film Festival (www.lafemme.org)
Davidson/Valentini Theatre
1125 N McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA

Spread the word and hope to see you there!

Added by Jennifer Galvin on October 1, 2009 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Buidling a Team

Coach Archie talks about how he built the first swim team at Norfolk State University.

Added by Jayson Jackson on September 21, 2009 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Any grant writers? Really, what about grant applications for others to see?

I'm working on a grant application, of sorts. I could use some help and input.



Are there any grant writers in the soup here? Can you self identify? Reply to this post please.



Furthermore, it would be great to have some grant template fodder for re-use in my grant applications. So, if others have finished grant applications and have wordsmithed some of the basics for aquatics, then I'd love to have those posted here, within the NING, too.



Grant application links… Continue

Added by Mark Rauterkus on September 21, 2009 at 9:45am — 1 Comment

On 9/14/09, U.S. House of Representatives passed H. Res. 57 "Recognizing the persistently high rates of drowning fatalities among children"

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=hr111-57

Added by Jennifer Galvin on September 16, 2009 at 12:44pm — No Comments

2009-2010 Swimming and Diving Competition Schedule

* denotes CCSA Conference Competition

HOME MEETS in CAPS

Home Meets hosted at the Morcom Aquatics Center



10/02/09 ORANGE VS GREEN INTER-SQUAD MEET

TALLAHASSEE, FL AT 8:30 am



10/10/09 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA(WOMEN ONLY)

TALLAHASSEE, FL AT 12pm



10/16/09 at HBCU Relay Meet

Greensboro, NC at 4 pm



10/17/09 at Gardner-Webb*, Campbell*

Boiling Springs, NC at 4pm



10/23/09 at Florida State

Tallahassee, FL at 4… Continue

Added by Douglas Carrington on September 13, 2009 at 12:36pm — No Comments

FAMU Swimming and Diving has a blog!

To all the friends and fans here on Diversity in Aquatics, I want to share the home of Florida A&M University's Swimming and Diving team blog. Here you can find information about the current teams, read interesting stories about our community activities, and stay abreast on the latest events with program alumni! Enjoy!

www.famuswimminganddiving.blogspot.com

Added by Douglas Carrington on September 13, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

From the Creek to the Curriculum

Coach Archie delivers a lot in these powerful 3 minutes, from learning to swim in the creek, his early days at West Virginia State where swimming was compulsory, building Norfolk State’s first pool on the beach with a tractor, and finally making swimming compulsory at Norfolk State by making sure it was included in the curriculum.

Added by Jayson Jackson on September 9, 2009 at 12:05pm — No Comments

NABSYES 2009 in Savannah, Georgia June 21-26, 2009

The NABS 6th Youth Educational Summit 2009 was hosted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary in Savannah, Georgia. Housing accommodations were provided by Savannah State University.

There were 36 youths who attended this very successful summit. There were a total of 52 attendees, including the chaparones. Youths represented Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, Virginia, Georgia and… Continue

Added by Jimi Mack on August 24, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

First week of water polo in Pittsburgh

We had a great first week of water polo playing in the central part of Pittsburgh. We got Citiparks to let us try a new program at a low-use pool in The Hill District part of town, next to the Ammon Rec Center, 2216 Bedford Ave.



On the first day, 24 kids. By Wednesday, we had 40 kids.



Here we are gathered, a bit, after the second day.



We are playing every Monday to Friday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Come on by. Pass the… Continue

Added by Mark Rauterkus on August 13, 2009 at 10:05pm — No Comments

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