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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 'Olympic Trials' (3)

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

Trials and Tribulations: Jeff Commings Part Three

From USASwimming.org, by Mike Gustafson:

Each month, as part of our “Trials and Tribulations” series, we’ll try to give you an inside look at an Olympic Trials qualifier. The stories, backgrounds, hopes, dreams, obstacles, and accomplishments of a few of the 1,500 swimmers…

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Added by DAP News on November 29, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

An Interview with Jeff Commings

From USASwimming, by Mike Gustafson:

 

Jeff Commings is a reporter, the first black swimmer to compete at the Pan-American Games, and now, at 37-years-old, has qualified for the Olympic Trials. He’s been there before, but now as an older, wiser man, has a different perspective on the sport of swimming, on swimming’s diversity challenges, and…

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Added by DAP News on August 19, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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