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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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Urban Classic Invitational 2009

I just got back from Atlanta, GA and what a wonderful weekend!



I had the opportunity to attend the Urban Classic Invitational hosted by the City of Atlanta Dolphins swim team. The long course invite (formerly known as the Chris Silva African American National Championships) was a bit of reunion for me as I got to see one of my old college team mates coaching and working with some up and coming swimmers from the metro Atlanta area. I enjoyed watching the meet and speaking with parents… Continue

Added by Douglas Carrington on June 30, 2009 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Good news from Parting the Waters documentary film

We have just learned that Parting the Waters has received $50,000 from Perry Ellis International! Perry Ellis International is the official licensee of Nike Swim, and also Maritza Correia's new professional home.



This is exciting news, and also energizing! This is a challenge donation; we have to raise the OTHER $50,000 in the next 6 weeks, in time for a Labor Day screening.



I am confident about this, especially since friends and colleagues across the country are stepping… Continue

Added by Jenny Levison on June 23, 2009 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Free Swim comes home with an award!

Free Swim won its category (Best Ocean Sports Film) at the Blue Ocean Film Festival this weekend!

To learn more, check out www.freeswimmovie.com and www.blueoceanfilmfestival.org

Added by Jennifer Galvin on June 16, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

New Blog Entries Comming!

As a we get closer to the first day of summer, my blog spot will be place for insight and thoughts about Diversity in Collegiate Swimming. I hope you enjoy!

Added by Douglas Carrington on June 15, 2009 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Mom Swims Strong in Hudson River

This Saturday Monica Gonzales will dive into the cold waters of the Hudson River in NYC to raise funds and educate people about the great work Swim Strong does in saving and changing children's lives.



Her daughter is her inspiration.



She is ours!



Swim Strong Monica!



You can get behind her by donating through http://www.nycswims.org



Will I see you… Continue

Added by Shawn Slevin on May 21, 2009 at 9:50am — No Comments

Free Swim: Finalist at the Blue Ocean Film Festival

Free Swim, a documentary film about the paradox of islanders not knowing how to swim featuring Swim to Empower, has been selected as a finalist at the Blue Ocean Film Festival!



If you are in the Savannah, GA area from June 10 – 14th, join us for Free Swim’s World Premiere.



Visit www.freeswimmovie.com and join our mailing list to stay in touch.



For more information about the Blue Ocean Film Festival visit… Continue

Added by Jennifer Galvin on May 9, 2009 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Free Swim

Free Swim has launched!

Try to catch one of our upcoming screenings:

Earth Day at Brown University, Blue Ocean Film Festival, and the International Film Festival South Africa.

Check out www.freeswimmovie.com to learn more ....

Added by Jennifer Galvin on April 22, 2009 at 10:19pm — No Comments

From NYTIMES:" Swimming Without a Suit"

Good op-ed

Added by Regina Mobley on April 22, 2009 at 8:36pm — No Comments

City kids in a city championship meet

From ormsby-serpents


Pittsburgh has a city swim meet in August at Highland Park Pool. Here is a squad from the South… Continue

Added by Mark Rauterkus on April 16, 2009 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Gotta get back in the water!

Haven't been in pool all week. Will head out tomorrow!

Added by Regina Mobley on April 14, 2009 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Errol, I'm not sure I know Lisa Webb in Atlanta. Our swim team (HCAP) has attended a swim meet in Atlanta for many years. It was named the Chris Silva Invitational National Black Championship Meet. I…

Errol,
I'm not sure I know Lisa Webb in Atlanta. Our swim team (HCAP) has attended a swim meet in Atlanta for many years. It was named the Chris Silva Invitational National Black Championship Meet. It is good to hear from you and I look forward to seeing you during homecoming.
Thurman (T-Bird) Continue

Added by thurman robins on April 12, 2009 at 8:23am — No Comments

Early Exposure

Ric Powell's aquatic career began at a young age. In the video he discusses his competitive swimming career and his time in the Navy.

Added by Jayson Jackson on March 25, 2009 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Program's goal is to knock down barriers, expose black youth to swimming

A great article that was in the ASCA monthly newsletter
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/mar/19/program-makes-a-splash/?partner=RSS

Added by Douglas Carrington on March 25, 2009 at 12:40pm — No Comments

SwimMAC Fundraiser

My daughter Alyssa, who created Fins for Swims, is an active swimmer at SwimMAC Carolina. They are doing a fundraiser to support operations.

Her personal fundraiser website is:
http://www.active.com/donate/SwimMACCarolina/SwimMACAFische

SwimMAC swimmers are active in the local community, The Joshua Project and other community service projects.

I thank you and Alyssa thanks all those who support her and SwimMAC Carolinas.

Added by Danny Fischer on March 16, 2009 at 12:14am — No Comments

Pop and Lock

Lee discusses how he went from the national to international stage with his swimming lessons and the barriers he had to overcome to be successful.

Added by Jayson Jackson on March 11, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Swimming is Fun!

In the next installment of the Lee Pitts' interview, Lee talks about appearing on CBS Good Morning, the doors swimming can open, and most importantly that 'Swimming is Fun!' for everyone.

Added by Jayson Jackson on March 4, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

"Hey, you the Swimguy!"

Lee tells how he went from taking lessons to becoming an instructor earning the title "Swimguy" from everyone who saw him in town. Lee's story is a remarkable one, so make sure you listen to part 2 on the… Continue

Added by Jayson Jackson on February 24, 2009 at 3:11pm — No Comments

17 Bottles

Over the summer, Shaun spent time with and interviewed some members of the Diversity in Aquatics Program (DAP). We want to take the time to share with you some of the clips of those interviews in a new section of our site called, "Featured Members."



We will begin with Lee Pitts. Lee tells the story of "17… Continue

Added by Jayson Jackson on February 23, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

2009 Summer Programs

For additional information or updated information about these programs contact the school or university below.



GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Science & Engineering Apprenticeship program (summer) - Applications due: Feb. 27, 2009 - This program places academically talented H.S. students (at least 16 yrs old, sophomores/ juniors) with interest in science & math in Dept. of Defense laboratories for an 8-wk period over the summer. This is an invaluable experience in the world of… Continue

Added by Robert L. Weaver on February 22, 2009 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Florida A&M University Travels to Washington, DC for HBCU Invitational this weekend

2/2/09- Florida A&M University Swimming is gearing up for this weekend's annual HBCU Invitational hosted by Howard University in Washington,DC The competiton will feature the Bison men and women of Howard, the Aggie women of North Carolina A&T and the Rattlers men and women of Florida A&M. The competition will take place at Burr Recreation Center on Howard Univesity's campus at 3pm. The Rattlers look to continue a tradition of strong swimming in this competiton. This Invitation also… Continue

Added by Douglas Carrington on February 2, 2009 at 8:24am — No Comments

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