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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

DAP News's Blog Posts Tagged 'Cullen Jones' (5)

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

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