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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 'Olympian' (7)

Olympic Swimmer Neal Built Her Dream in Brooklyn

From NYTimes.com, By William C. Rhoden:

At 17, Lia Neal made the U.S. Olympic swimming team. Photo Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images

Rome Neal…

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Added by DAP News on July 16, 2012 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Lia Neal: A Journey in the Making

From USASwimming.org, BY Mike Gustafson

MANHATTAN – Lia Neal is sleeping. It’s 10:45am on a Thursday morning. In another room await 3 TV cameras, 2 dSLR cameras, 20 reporters, and a gathering of onlookers, supporters, and Asphalt Green staff. While they wait in a hallway, I spot Lia on the floor in the Asphalt Green pool complex. She’s…

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Added by DAP News on July 13, 2012 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Churchhill grad, David Banks, returns to inspire school's crew athletes

From Gazette.net, By: Jennifer Beekman:

Former Winston Churchill High School three-sport athlete David Banks (center) returned to the school to talk with members of the school's crew team, including co-founders…
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Added by DAP News on January 5, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

John Carlos: The Swimmer Who Never Was

From USASwimming.org, by Mike Gustafson:

“This is the exact reason… you will never be an Olympic swimmer. Whether it’s a public pool or a private pool, if you can’t even get in the water, then you better believe that this is done before it even starts.” – Excerpt from “The John Carlos Story”

Mexico City, 1968. Two young, talented black men walk to the medal podium. It is after the final of the 200 meter dash. These men…

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Added by DAP News on November 15, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 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

DAP Members Shaun Anderson and Allison Baver named Alumni Achievement Award winners

From Penn State Alumni Association's AlumnInsider:



12 Penn State Trailblazers

They work for nationally recognized companies such as ESPN, Goldman Sachs, 20th Century Fox and Tyson Foods. Some started their own companies or have competed in the Olympics. What do these young Penn Staters have in common? They are some of Penn States brightest young stars.



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Added by Jayson Jackson on April 1, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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

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