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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 'Bruce Wigo' (3)

Black Swimming History Explored During International Aquatic History Symposium and Film Festival

Who could imagine today that before the Civil War, Blacks and Native Americans were universally regarded as the best swimmers in the world, while most Whites could not swim and drowned in appalling numbers? The history of Black swimming is one of the topics explored in detail at the International Aquatic History Symposium and Film Festival, May 9 – 12, at the International Swimming Hall of Fame, in Fort Lauderdale. From the first European encounter…

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Added by DAP News on April 28, 2012 at 1:02am — No Comments

ISHOF Creates New Award to Recognize the Contributions of African and Swimmers of African Descent to World Aquatic History

From the International Swimming Hall of Fame:
 
The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) has commissioned a work of art by award winning sculptor George Gadson, to recognize the generally unrecognized contributions that Africans and swimmers of African descent have played not only in swimming history, but in world history.  The as-yet to be named artwork will be unveiled during the inaugural International Aquatic Symposium & Film Festival…
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Added by DAP News on April 25, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Milt Campbell, 1956 Olympic Decathlon Champion, was an All-American swimmer

Last weekend at the Black History Invitational Swim Meet I had the opportunity to speak with Bruce Wigo, President of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, for an extended period of time. As always, he provided several new historical facts and stories. Given my track and field background, I found the…

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Added by Jayson Jackson on February 24, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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