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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 'Shaun's Travels' (27)


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Houston, TX - “You have to know the past to understand the present.”-Sagan

Houston, TX - “You have to know the past to understand the present.”-Sagan

Excerpts from Chron.com, by Lauren Mathis:

It was 1960, when Johnnie Means was told his students, who were black, couldn’t take part in a Houston swimming meet. The experience inspired a young black coach during the turbulent era of segregation. In the summer of 1960, the Amateur Athletic Union invited all Houston-area YMCAs to a swimming meet. The event was held at the then-segregated Houston Shamrock…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on December 14, 2011 at 10:00am — 4 Comments


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Toledo, OH -The Josh Project, Soul Food for Swimming Fundraiser!

Toledo, OH -The Josh Project, Soul Food for Swimming Fundraiser!  What a great fundraiser, and excellent example of a thriving program.  Always a pleasure to see the Butts family & hang out in Toledo.  Please be sure to join us next year....Swim, Swim On!  

Added by Shaun Anderson on December 12, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment


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2011 USA Swimming Diversity Summit at the Olympic Training Center November 17 -19

 

2011 USA Swimming Diversity Summit - Colorado Springs, CO NOV. 17-19

 

This year’s Diversity Summit will be held Nov. 17-19 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Held every other year since 2007, USA Swimming’s Diversity Summit brings together LSC representatives in an open and inclusive atmosphere to discuss creative ways to foster practical programs and solutions to impact diversity efforts at…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on November 16, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment


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Hispanic Heritage Swim Meet - White Plains, NY

In NY for the first Hispanic Heritage Swim Meet which begins tomorrow at the Theodore D. Young Community Center in White Plains.  If you are in the area and have time please stop in this weekend.

Added by Shaun Anderson on October 14, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments


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Boston - Regional Coaching Clinic

In Boston this week to catch up with members of the New England Diversity Committee and help with the Regional Coaching Clinic. The Regional Coaching Clinic program brings affordable clinics directly to teams in their own LSC's. These clinics are designed for the entire coaching staff from the novice coach to the senior level coach.  More Information:…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on October 6, 2011 at 8:28pm — No Comments


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Washington, DC & Baltimore - Coppin State

Washington, DC  & Baltimore - Coppin State

Took a quick trip to DC this past weekend for the DC Parks & Rec Conference, they have a huge project in the works entitled “Generation Swim”, the plan is to combine the resources of Parks & Rec with the public schools in the district.  It will be interesting to see how the project unfolds. 

 

Skipped over to Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD to stop in at their new pool which has numerous aquatic programs up…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on October 3, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments


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USA Swimming Convention - Jacksonville, FL

Just landed in Jacksonville, Fl for the 2011 USA Swimming Convention.  If you want to make a difference in the world's most successful team this is where you need to be.  The biggest US Olympic National Governing Body with a membership of over 300,000 equals a huge impact worldwide.  Staff doesn't get to vote at the board of delegates meeting.  So DAP members please get involved with your LSC and be here next year!

Added by Shaun Anderson on September 15, 2011 at 7:21am — No Comments


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Sailing the Caribbean

Sailing the Caribbean,



Every year I help staff a sailing trip to a new island as part of the SailFETE vacation group.  This organization is headed by Ms. Shaun Brown.  Miss Brown is a Jamaican-American female sailor who is also happens to be an expert in all things Caribbean and provides a wonderful water related vacation experience.  The trip not only opens the door to a number of water activities but also a glimpse into a new unique island culture every year, all under the guide…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on August 14, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments


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Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas - DAP Mixer

DAP it up! DAP mixer @ The Tipsy Seagull Bar - Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas 8 PM tonight August 2, 2011.

http://treasurecay.com/panoramic_typsy.htm

Added by Shaun Anderson on August 2, 2011 at 10:01am — 3 Comments


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Fred Evans - Chicago, Il

Chicago, Il - Fred Evans 



Yesterday, I had the privilege to meet with International Swimming Hall of Famer and legend Mr. Fred Evans.  For those of you who don't know, Fred was the NAIA National Champion in Swimming thus being recognized as the First African American National Collegiate Champion.  He was also a three time NCAA Division II National Champion in the 100 yard Breaststroke and… Continue

Added by Shaun Anderson on July 17, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment


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Hitsville, USA

 

While in Detroit this past weekend I took some down time to check out the Motown Museum- Hitsville, USA!!    As  I was learning more about Mr. Gordy, how he inspired artists and built the Motown empire I couldn't help but see the correlation in mentoring, teaching, coaching and building a team.  I think this quote speaks to the idea of helping provide the tools for children to maximize their potential and reach for greatness in any endeavor.



“Every day I watched how a bare…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on July 14, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment


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Detroit Clinic @ Brennan Pools with University of Michigan

July, 9 2011

Detroit, Michigan



I spent this past weekend in Detroit at Brennan pools, a swimming relic consisting of 3 long course pools that served as the venue for the 1956 Olympic Trials. The historic venue played host to a creative swim clinic.  As an extension of the USA Swimming Detroit Project, The University of Michigan's Men's Swim Team volunteered in an interactive clinic with 52 swimmers from various Detroit area swim teams.  The athletes rotated between four stations of… Continue

Added by Shaun Anderson on July 13, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment


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Martha's Vineyard - 3rd of July DAP Mixers & Swims!

Martha's Vineyard - 3rd of July DAP Mixers & Swims!

In Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs ~Inkwell~ area for the holiday? Join me and other DAP members @ Sand Bar & Grill ~ Martha's Vineyard ~6 Circuit Ave Ext. ~Oak Bluffs ~ 5PM... Inkwell swim on the 6th?..hit me up!

Added by Shaun Anderson on July 2, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment


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Rolling down in Philly this is the new...Eastern Zone Diversity Camp

Eastern Zone Diversity Camp - Philadelphia, PA



This past weekend the Mid-Atlantic LSC diversity committee hosted the first Eastern Zone Diversity Camp at La Salle University.  With the purpose of…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on June 20, 2011 at 10:30am — 4 Comments


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Washington DC- Coaches Clinic

Washington DC-
Just wrapped up the Washington, DC coaches clinic with Ben Sheppard & Miriam Lynch..So many pools so much potential for further expansion.

Added by Shaun Anderson on June 14, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments


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Waynesboro, VA

Big things brewing in Waynesboro, VA as they attempt to make their community water safe in a big way.

Added by Shaun Anderson on June 13, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments


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Norfolk, VA - Mary Helen Water Safety Day-

The First Annual Mary Helen Water Safety Day celebrated the influence that the late Mary Helen had on generations of water safety instructors and the teaching of millions on how to be safer in and around the water.  Her efforts still echo in the community through the work of others like Leslie Paul and Coach William… Continue

Added by Shaun Anderson on June 12, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments


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2011 National Diversity Select Camp- Olympic Training Center- Colorado Springs, CO

2011 National Diversity Select Camp- Olympic Training Center- Colorado Springs, CO



The future looks bright with a great group of kids and an inspirational coaching staff here at the Olympic Training Center for the 2011 National Diversity Select Camp.  I feel that each classroom and water session have met the purpose of the camp, which is to help instill a vision of success and inspire athletes from ethnically underrepresented populations to become leaders in the sport of swimming. …

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Added by Shaun Anderson on May 8, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment


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Virginia Beach, VA - Ocean Swim

Virginia Beach, VA

Recently i've decided to get back in shape in order to swim in an open water race later this year..so i hopped in the atlantic this morning for my first VB ocean swim of 2011..there's a thin line between refreshing and cold..but got it done...a little sore but day 1 finished..figure i'll run and surf tomorrow...Vashon you up for hitting the waves tmw? SA…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on April 29, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment


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DAP Mixer at Rasta Pasta - Colorado Springs

In the Colorado Springs area for the Build a Pool Conference or NDPA? Join me and other DAP members tonight at Rasta Pasta.. 405 North Tejon Street Colorado Springs - 5:30PM

Added by Shaun Anderson on April 16, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

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