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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 'Benin' (3)

Swim Benin Hosts Holiday Swim Program

Hi Friends and Supporters,

I have posted before about my non-profit Swim Benin and would like to give you an update.

This month we have been hosting a Holiday Swim Program which takes place on 4 consecutive weekends in August. The timing coincides with the normal vacation period for public schools in Benin.

Instructors Monika Rohmer from France and Felix Uzor of Ghana have come to Benin for the event. Monika is a certified swim instructor and a competitive swimmer who…

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Added by Dan Airth on August 15, 2017 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Changing the Tide to Help Benin Swim Posted on Behalf of DAP Member Dan Airth

Changing the Tide to Help Benin Swim

The idea to start a swim school in Benin came to me when I saw these kids hanging off the side of a mud-filled boat in the middle of Lake Nokue. I was padding in between Cotonou to Ganvie, the 4-mile route which links the fishing village of Ganvie with the markets of Cotonou on the mainland. Traveled for…

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Added by Miriam S Lynch on March 30, 2016 at 8:13am — No Comments

Swimming in Benin, West Africa

Hi Swim Enthusiasts,

I wanted to share my experiences living (and swimming) in Benin the past 10 months. The following article I have submitted to a couple swim magazines and if you have any ideas of other places to get it published, I would love to hear them.SwimmingattheStad.docx

If you are interested in donating to the swim program, please visit gofundme.com and see my…

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Added by Dan Airth on November 30, 2015 at 9:05pm — No Comments

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