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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


All Blog Posts Tagged 'Swimming' (9)

The Hispanic Heritage Meet in White Plains, NY

            I’ve been the Multicultural PR Manager with USA Swimming for less than three months and most of my job, to this point, has been education. Switching to water polo in high school and college, I left my USA Swimming days behind me and unfortunately missed out on all of the initiatives that have gone on to promote diversity. On one hand, I think that helps me…


Added by Rhonda Marable on October 17, 2013 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Make A Splash!

The USA Swimming Foundation raises funds to support programs that save lives and build champions–in the pool and in life.

As the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming, the USA Swimming Foundation works to strengthen the sport from grassroots to gold medals. Whether we’re equipping our children with learn-to-swim skills, or providing…


Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on May 21, 2013 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Board Member
2012 Olympic Swimming Trials - Omaha, NE

Sneak peek of the pool.....




Added by Shaun Anderson on June 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

1st Annual Diversity in Aquatics Convention & The HBCU Swimming Reunion

It's official...The 1st Annual Diversity in Aquatics Convention & The HBCU Swimming Reunion will be held August 8 - 11, 2013 at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, FL ....Stay tuned for further details!

Added by DAP News on March 29, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Urban Youth Make a Splash in D.C.

From the Huffington Post, By: Georgiana Bloom:

As a lifelong swimmer, when I get a whiff of chlorine, I get excited. But when I saw hundreds of kids swimming in every lane at D.C.'s Takoma Aquatic Center on President's Day weekend, I was thrilled.

The joint was jumping. Lane after lane was full of swimmers racing and practicing; kids'…


Added by DAP News on February 25, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

Give a man a fish...

There are two types of drowning.  There is drowning in a high-income country and there is drowning in a low-income country.  The source is the same.  Unintentional submersion in water resulting in asphyxia caused by a liquid entering the lungs.  The end result is the same.  Death, and if not death than permanent injury.  The emotional toll is the…


Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on January 11, 2012 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Africans are the best swimmers.

For many years, conventional wisdom has held that blacks can not swim.  (I use the term ‘black’ to apply to anyone of African descent.  The term is meant with respect to encompass the broad range of cultures descending from the African continent)  A widely discredited academic report years ago stated that the physiology of a black person leads to their sinking…


Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on October 12, 2011 at 5:58pm — 2 Comments

New Blog Entries Comming!

As a we get closer to the first day of summer, my blog spot will be place for insight and thoughts about Diversity in Collegiate Swimming. I hope you enjoy!

Added by Douglas Carrington on June 15, 2009 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Mom Swims Strong in Hudson River

This Saturday Monica Gonzales will dive into the cold waters of the Hudson River in NYC to raise funds and educate people about the great work Swim Strong does in saving and changing children's lives.

Her daughter is her inspiration.

She is ours!

Swim Strong Monica!

You can get behind her by donating through http://www.nycswims.org

Will I see you… Continue

Added by Shawn Slevin on May 21, 2009 at 9:50am — No Comments

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