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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 'International Water Safety Day' (10)

Drowning, the Silent Epidemic

From the Washington Post, By Editorial Board:
 

IN AN AGE of ethnic conflict, fatal disease and chronic malnutrition, it seems strange to stumble across figures such as this: 388,000 people die every year from drowning, according to the World…

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Added by DAP News on July 14, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Swimming in Schools...

From Edcentered.com, by: DAP Member Naomi Szekeres-

As you may know, I am an avid swimmer, and I strongly believe in teaching children (and adults) to swim. I always say that you have to know enough to be able to save yourself and your child.

This becomes even more relevant when you read the alarming …

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Added by DAP News on June 5, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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…

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

Water Safety Campaigns Catching Fire

From Aquatics International, by: Kendra Kozen:

Several annual water safety programs are heating up, and there’s at least one new event. Here’s a look at what’s going on.

International Water Safety Day

(internationalwatersafetyday.org)

May 15 will be the first International Water Safety Day. Created by the…

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Added by DAP News on April 13, 2012 at 10:30am — 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…
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Added by DAP News on February 7, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Thank You

Thank you for your support in 2011.  Whether you supported us by making a donation, buying a T-shirt, helping in your local community, or just being active in sharing information on our interactive website we appreciate all of your efforts.



This past year was an especially memorable one, as our program reached a number of important landmarks:

  • Added to the United States Congressional Record
  • Reached over 145…
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Added by DAP News on January 3, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

International Water Safety Day

From Open Water Source:

 

Shaun Anderson and Jayson Jackson continue to do tremendous good in this world.…

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Added by DAP News on November 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Follow the Leaders: Don’t know how to address minority swimming needs? Take a leap with these trailblazers.

From Aquatics International, by: Tara Eggleston:



We know that engaging minority groups in aquatics programs is a national issue, but how can we help reduce the drowning and water-related injury statistics among these groups?



I’ll bet some managers wonder if smaller-scale efforts…

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Added by DAP News on November 4, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

International Water Safety Day

From USASwimming.org, By: Mike Gustafson:

 

In my sophomore year of college, I visited Argentina. It was a fairly large town, located 50 steps away from the ocean. That old adage “stone’s throw” proved true here, as you could literally glance out your hotel window and throw a stone into the ocean. In this coastal town, I assumed that everyone was a natural-born…

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Added by DAP News on September 14, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

International Water Safety Day

International Water Safety Day - Striving to make a planet that’s 70 percent water, 100 percent water safe.



What is it?

International Water Safety Day (IWSD) is a day designed to educate youth in becoming safer in and around the water while spreading global awareness about the ongoing drowning pandemic.…

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Added by DAP News on May 15, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

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