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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


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Anita DeFrantz is named Honorary Chair of America Rows

From USRowing.org, by Beth Kohl:

One hundred days out from the start of the 2012 Olympic Games, USRowing is proud to name Anita L. DeFrantz as the Honorary Chair of America Rows, the nationwide diversity and inclusion initiative created by USRowing to increase…


Added by DAP News on April 25, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Row New York Named First Recipient of Anita DeFrantz Award

From USRowing.org:

Since beginning its program with a borrowed boat and eight inner city kids nine years ago, Row New York has been a pioneer in the effort to make rowing accessible to young people from the city’s urban neighborhoods.

Today, the program provides both athletic and academic opportunities to over 300 young people from New York’s…


Added by DAP News on November 3, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

USRowing and Diversity in Aquatics Partner to Save Lives

From USRowing.org, By Allison Frederick:

USRowing has teamed up with Diversity in Aquatics, a nonprofit organization dedicated to water safety education, to create the Aquatics Safety Awareness Campaign, the organizations announced on Thursday.

The Aquatics Safety Awareness Campaign is an ongoing partnership to expand a nationwide water safety effort. Diversity in Aquatics recently released a study indicating that approximately 60…


Added by DAP News on October 26, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

USRowing’s America Rows Program Wins Team USA Grant

From USRowing.org:

Following a 12-day voting period on Facebook, USRowing’s America Rows Program was one of six grand prize winners of the inaugural Team USA Grants.

America Rows and the other grand prize winners will receive $12,000 grants, which are intended to assist programs within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic family that aim to improve sustained…


Added by DAP News on September 21, 2011 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Inaugural regatta draws diverse teams

From en.elmensajerorochester.com, by By Annette Jiménez

Inaugural regatta draws diverse teams

ROCHESTER -- Rowing changed Patricia Rozzo's life.



Added by DAP News on August 31, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

USRowing Diversity Invitational Recap

On July 30 my wife and I had the honor and privilege to attend the First Annual USRowing Diversity Invitational. For those of you who have never been to Rochester, I highly suggest you make a visit. I honestly felt as if Rochester is the friendliest city I have ever been to. Upon arriving to city limits, we quickly found the park that is the home to the Genesee Waterways…


Added by Jayson Jackson on August 5, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

The Reach of Rowing

From USRowing.org, by Ed Moran:

The boat bay at the Genesee Waterways Center was already warm and muggy before it started to fill with USRowing and Rochester city representatives.

It hadn’t rained in Rochester in almost two months, but this morning the rain came down hard. The…


Added by DAP News on July 29, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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