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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

All Blog Posts Tagged 'American' (3)

African American History in Aquatics=American History

👏 🎉 🏊 History has been made!!

Simone Manuel is the first African American, and African American Women to win an Individual Olympic GOLD!

History has shown that the stories which are told will not always reflect the stories of our lives nor the shoulders stood on to achieve the great feats of courage, sacrifice, and love that have raised us all. History has been made by these Shero's (i.e. Lia Neal, Janeell Atikinson, Maritza) and African American…
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Added by Angela K. Beale-Tawfeeq on August 12, 2016 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Doctors want your baby to swim!

The Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics spearheaded an innovative initiative.  They write prescriptions for water safety and swimming classes for infants and toddlers.  The result?  Safer children and more aware parents.  

 

The concept is simple.  Parents look to, and trust, their child’s doctor to keep…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 7, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Backwards.....and in high heels!

 

Women aren’t strong enough.  Women aren’t brave enough.  Women don’t have the physical stamina.  All the old excuses why women can’t.....well, fill in the blank - drive, vote, participate in physically demanding sports, and on and on, ad nauseam, and I do mean ad nauseam (adv. to a disgusting or ridiculous degree; to the point of nausea).  All I have to…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on July 6, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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