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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

December 2011 Blog Posts (18)

Creative Approaches to Encouraging Diversity

From USASwimming.org, By Mike Gustafson:

As we wind down the year, we turn our attention toward others in the community who are bringing a positive and profound impact on our sport’s diversity and water safety efforts. There are a few in the swimming world who strive to bring the sport of swimming to all races and ethnicities across the country, and they need to be recognized.

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Added by DAP News on December 27, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

What Price Knowledge?

I believe that we in the drowning prevention field need to share information and resources more efficiently and effectively.  I believe we must begin to videotape conference presentations and post them to YouTube so a wider range of people can benefit from the knowledge.

I can hear the arguments already, so let’s address…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on December 23, 2011 at 4:22pm — 2 Comments

USA Diving Winter Nationals

Location: Knoxville, TN

Date:  15th-22nd of December, 2011

Competition: National ranking/ Olympic Trial qualification

 

So the meet is over now, but looking back on the week I think the cards fell in the spots they did- for a reason. I worked very hard to be where I am at right now but I dont think I could have done it with out trusting in the Lord and believing in what my coaches taught me.

OK so going back to day one, December 15th (One-meter…

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Added by Michael Wright on December 23, 2011 at 2:37pm — 2 Comments

The drowning woman we all learn to save

From NorthJersey.com, By Gene Myers:

Alone and desperate, she steps to the edge and looks down. On her own and in a strange land, she feels there’s no hope and jumps into the River Seine.…

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Added by DAP News on December 23, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments


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Compton, CA - Just spoke at George Washington Carver Elem. - Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Lessons Video Here

Just spoke at George Washington Carver Elem. - Compton, CA at the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Lessons....Fantastic Program! Check out the video here.

Added by Shaun Anderson on December 22, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

‘White Only’ Pool Sign Owner Explains

From ABCNews.com, By Christina Ng



Ohio Landlord Speaks Out About 'White Only' Pool Sign

A female landlord, Jamie Hein, had a sign that read, “Public Swimming Pool, White Only” hanging on a gate at her house and her private pool. (Photo credit: Ohio Civil Rights Commission)


An Ohio…

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Added by DAP News on December 22, 2011 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Comeback Kid

From UrbanSwimProgram.org, By Danielle Strader-Bordi:

 

Anthony Ervin, also Urban Swim Program’s advisory board member, competed in his first meet this weekend in seven years. With an impressive showing at The Chesapeake Elite Pro-Am in Oklahoma City, winning the 100 free and placing second in the 50 Free, Ervin respectively earned…

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Added by DAP News on December 21, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments


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Los Angeles,CA - DAP Mixer tonight at The Boulevard 3 - http://nytlife.com/photogallery/index.php

Los Angeles,CA - DAP Mixer tonight at The Boulevard 3 - Grown DAP Members in the LA area...hit us up to get on the list...SA…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on December 16, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Why do we do it?

The scene in the locker room was all too familiar.  Mothers with a variation of determined, frazzled, happy or ‘I’m just about to blow’ looks on their face wrestling pudgy toddler arms into winter coats and trying to maneuver feet into boots while the same oblivious child is determined to explore the lockers, the inside of their nose, or those tantalizing crumbs left by…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on December 14, 2011 at 10:45am — No Comments


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Houston, TX - “You have to know the past to understand the present.”-Sagan

Houston, TX - “You have to know the past to understand the present.”-Sagan

Excerpts from Chron.com, by Lauren Mathis:

It was 1960, when Johnnie Means was told his students, who were black, couldn’t take part in a Houston swimming meet. The experience inspired a young black coach during the turbulent era of segregation. In the summer of 1960, the Amateur Athletic Union invited all Houston-area YMCAs to a swimming meet. The event was held at the then-segregated Houston Shamrock…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on December 14, 2011 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Rowing to College Scholarships

Here is an example of outreach rowing in Baltimore. Reach High Baltimore is another America Rows Affiliates. Stay up to date with America Rows on Twitter.

 

From…

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Added by DAP News on December 14, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments


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Toledo, OH -The Josh Project, Soul Food for Swimming Fundraiser!

Toledo, OH -The Josh Project, Soul Food for Swimming Fundraiser!  What a great fundraiser, and excellent example of a thriving program.  Always a pleasure to see the Butts family & hang out in Toledo.  Please be sure to join us next year....Swim, Swim On!  

Added by Shaun Anderson on December 12, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

'Skwim' coming to a pool near you

From the Daily Pilot, By Patrice Apodaca:

Entrepreneurs are intriguing people. Their brains are wired a bit differently. The wheels are always turning, they have trouble sitting still, and they're always on the hunt for a new concept, an overlooked niche, a creative solution, or simply a way of doing the same old thing just a little bit better.

During my…

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Added by DAP News on December 9, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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Added by DAP News on December 9, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Oakland Strokes outreach program brings rowing to youth

From Oakland North, By Ryan Phillips:

Oakland Strokes outreach program brings rowing to youth

Daisey Arechiga and Alondra Padilla, freshmen at Oakland Charter High School, were sprawled out the grass in front of the Oakland Strokes boathouse, facing the Estuary, on a scorching weekday afternoon. Arechiga and Padilla are part of the Strokes novice team.  They’d finished their one-mile run. They’d finished…

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Added by DAP News on December 8, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Swim lessons

Looking in the Schaumburg, Illinis are for a pool to teach at.  Interested in teaching for those who can't afford lessons.  Working with Michael Phelps Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club.  Any ideas out there?  Thanks.

 

Added by Thomas William Hoff on December 7, 2011 at 8:22pm — No Comments

I'm Swimming!

The hiatus has been too long. And my body knew it.

No matter I’ve been working out 6 days a week. No matter that I completed the 100 pushup challenge, the 200 squat challenge, and have finished 4 weeks of couch to 5k training.

When I hit the water, my body let me know it’s been a long time since I’d seriously swum. I managed 500 yards in 20 or so minutes. I think I swim too fast for me to be able to sustain my pace in freestyle. I did most of my laps on my back. I decided not…

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Added by Angela Gray on December 6, 2011 at 8:26pm — 1 Comment

ROC the Day for Cross Currents!

http://www.roctheday.org/Agency/CrossCurrentsMinorityRowing.



ROC the Day for Cross Currents!! Donors will be able to donate to Baden Street Settlement of Rochester, Inc. starting at 12 am on 12.8.2011. Until then, don’t forget to spread the word – email, social media, word of mouth and sky…
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Added by Lydia Boddie-Rice on December 1, 2011 at 4:38pm — No Comments

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