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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 'Cullen Jones' (8)

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…

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

Olympian Cullen Jones inspires kids to swim





From CNN.com:

In the Human Factor, we profile survivors who have overcome the odds. Confronting a life obstacle - injury, illness or other hardship - they tapped their inner strength and found resilience they didn't know they possessed. This week, Cullen Jones, the first…

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Added by DAP News on January 9, 2012 at 9:00am — 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,…

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

Olympic Star Helps South Florida Kids Swim Safe

From NBCMiami.com:

 

Drowning is a danger few South Floridians ever think about, though it is the second leading cause of injury-related deaths among children and a study shows minorities face an even higher risk.



It's why Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Cullen…

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Added by DAP News on September 28, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

ConocoPhillips Teams Up With USA Swimming Foundation and Cullen Jones for Annual Make a Splash Tour

From the USA Swimming Foundation:



COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, the USA Swimming Foundation and Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones have joined forces with ConocoPhillips to raise awareness about the importance of learning how to swim as part of the Make a Splash Tour with Cullen Jones. Through this tour, Jones, a survivor of a near-drowning incident at age… Continue

Added by DAP News on June 29, 2011 at 9:30am — 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.

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

Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones Talks about Make a Splash on NBC’s Today Show

Celebrating Black History Month on NBC's Today Show, Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones has been selected as one of the Grio's 100 History Makers in the Making for his role and active participation in the USA Swimming Foundation's national child-focused water safety initiative Make a…

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Added by Jayson Jackson on February 3, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Swimming Against the Tide

The Diversity in Aquatics Program was featured in a recent Newsweek article written by Kate Dailey:



The dangerous riptides from Hurricane Earl barreling along the East Coast coincide with Labor Day weekend, when many families head to the beach for a last vacation before the beginning…
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Added by Jayson Jackson on September 7, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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