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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 'Make A Splash' (6)

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

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

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

The Oprah Campaign

The Diversity in Aquatics Program is working with the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) in an effort to have the drowning epidemic highlighted on the Oprah Winfrey Show during her last season.  Oprah Winfrey has enormous reach and can educate millions of people and so we would like to take part in this “Oprah Campaign” to further our work in decreasing the rate of drowning.  We need your help.  Please take a few minutes to email the producers by visiting the following link, … Continue

Added by Jayson Jackson on January 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — 7 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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