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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


All Blog Posts Tagged 'Anthony Ervin' (9)

Black Swimmers Increasing Diversity of the U.S. Team

From NYTimes.com, By 

Doug Mills/The New York Times

Cullen Jones after winning the 100-meter freestyle final Sunday to qualify…


Added by DAP News on July 2, 2012 at 10:17am — 1 Comment

IWSD Prompts House of Representatives to Act

United States House of Representatives formally acknowledges that water safety education should be included in primary and secondary schools. (H.RES.658)

May 15, 2012, marked the Inaugural International Water Safety Day prompting the United States House of Representative via H.RES.658 to formally acknowledge that water…


Added by DAP News on May 16, 2012 at 2:01pm — No Comments

An Interview With Elliot Ptasnik

From USASwimming.org, by Mike Gustafson:

Elliot Ptasnik is a director at Imagine Swimming in New York City, and head age group coach of the Manhattan  Makos swim team. A former swimmer at the University of Iowa, Elliot was recently nominated for…


Added by DAP News on April 25, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Anthony Ervin Named Spokesperson for International Water Safety Day

US Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist, and former world record holder Anthony Ervin becomes spokesperson for International Water Safety Day

Anthony Ervin being announced at the Austin Grand Prix. (Photo Credit: Mike Comer - Pro Swim…

Added by DAP News on February 7, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Return of Anthony Ervin

From TEAMUSA.org, By Maura Gladys:

Ervin at the 2012 Austin Grand Prix

Anthony Ervin squirms at the word “comeback.”

“It’s not a comeback,” he says. “I’m just swimming again. I’m just enjoying what I’m doing and the environment that I’m in.”

But when…


Added by DAP News on January 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Can't Miss Race at the Austin Grand Prix

From USASwimming.org, By Mike Gustafson:

WILL: “I look at a piano, I see a bunch of keys, three pedals, and a box of wood. But Beethoven, Mozart, they saw it, they could just play. I couldn't paint you a picture, I probably can't hit the ball out of Fenway, and I can't play the piano.” 

SKYLAR: “But you can do my o-chem paper in…


Added by DAP News on January 13, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 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…


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

Increasing Hispanic Participation

From USASwimming.org, By: Mike Gustafson:

A few months ago, while I stood on a hot, muggy pool deck at a Diversity Camp in Flushing, New York, I discussed with someone the number of recognizable, prominent African-American swimmers in the United States. The person asked me, “Name as many black swimmers as you can, in ten seconds. Ready,…


Added by DAP News on October 19, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

USA National Team Pioneeers

From USASwimming.org:


On this final day of Black History Month 2011, USA Swimming salutes these seven athletes who made of name for themselves – and African-Americans – in the sport and continue to be heroes to and champions for young swimmers today.



Added by Jayson Jackson on March 1, 2011 at 1:37pm — No Comments

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