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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 Anderson' (14)

Drowning Prevention Efforts Need Tune-Up

From Aquatics International, by Kendra Kozen:

In the wake of new research, experts are calling for greater efforts to reduce drownings among the most vulnerable. Young children and minorities still face the greatest risk, according to a pair of new studies, and experts say more…

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Added by DAP News on June 22, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Swim lessons help minority children break cycle

From CNN.com, by Lan Trinh:

Wanda Butts dropped the phone and screamed when she heard the news that her son was dead.

Josh had drowned while rafting on a lake with friends. The 16-year-old didn't know how to swim, and he wasn't wearing a life jacket.

"I couldn't believe it, I didn't want to believe it: that just like that, my son had drowned and he was…

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Added by DAP News on May 11, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Black Swimming History Explored During International Aquatic History Symposium and Film Festival

Who could imagine today that before the Civil War, Blacks and Native Americans were universally regarded as the best swimmers in the world, while most Whites could not swim and drowned in appalling numbers? The history of Black swimming is one of the topics explored in detail at the International Aquatic History Symposium and Film Festival, May 9 – 12, at the International Swimming Hall of Fame, in Fort Lauderdale. From the first European encounter…

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Added by DAP News on April 28, 2012 at 1:02am — No Comments


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Presenting concepts of Social Learning Theory & Similarity Hypothesis at the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) Symposium in sunny San Diego

In San Diego this week for the NDPA Symposium and presenting today with DAP Co-founder Jayson Jackson about the importance of dismissing stereotypes, role models and other social learning concepts.  A tribute to the many DAP members that influence their own local communities.  We might even reveal a few of DAP's future plans.  Won't give you the whole presentation, but here are two quick concepts....connect the dots and see the picture...…



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Added by Shaun Anderson on March 8, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Anthony Ervin Named Spokesperson for International Water Safety Day

US Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist, and former world record holder Anthony Ervin becomes spokesperson for International Water Safety Day

Anthony Ervin being announced at the Austin Grand Prix. (Photo Credit: Mike Comer - Pro Swim…
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Added by DAP News on February 7, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Creative Approaches to Encouraging Diversity

From USASwimming.org, By Mike Gustafson:

As we wind down the year, we turn our attention toward others in the community who are bringing a positive and profound impact on our sport’s diversity and water safety efforts. There are a few in the swimming world who strive to bring the sport of swimming to all races and ethnicities across the country, and they need to be recognized.

If…

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Added by DAP News on December 27, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment


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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

International Water Safety Day

From Open Water Source:

 

Shaun Anderson and Jayson Jackson continue to do tremendous good in this world.…

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Added by DAP News on November 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — 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…

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

Shaun Anderson and Diversity in Aquatics become part of the permanent U.S. Congressional Record

Speech of Hon. Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

 

Mr. Fattah: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and congratulate a young man of remarkable achievement. Shaun Anderson is co-founder and President of…

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Added by DAP News on May 12, 2011 at 9:30am — 10 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.



These 12 Penn… Continue

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

DAP Newsletter: Character





 

2011 HBCU Invitational…

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Added by Jayson Jackson on January 26, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Lucayan Lightning Swim Team - "People Who Have Goals"‏

DAP Members Ben Sheppard and Shaun Anderson are featured on TheBahamasWeekly.com in an article by Patra…
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Added by Jayson Jackson on January 25, 2011 at 12:59pm — No 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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