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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 'lifeguard' (5)

A Lifeguard is Never Off-Duty

My story about a friend's experience at the beach sent chills through my daughter, and she questioned whether she really wanted to be a lifeguard. But she went through the training anyway, and my daughter was a lifeguard for 2 years at the Y. Now she's moved onto a different phase in her life, involving glamor and beauty.



This weekend, we went to the family reunion together, and I thought I'd take the babies… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on July 18, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Backwards.....and in high heels!

 

Women aren’t strong enough.  Women aren’t brave enough.  Women don’t have the physical stamina.  All the old excuses why women can’t.....well, fill in the blank - drive, vote, participate in physically demanding sports, and on and on, ad nauseam, and I do mean ad nauseam (adv. to a disgusting or ridiculous degree; to the point of nausea).  All I have to…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on July 6, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

From Swim Teacher to Lifeguard and Back

My daughter has been lifeguarding rather than teaching lately. I have been swimming during part of her shift lately, but yesterday I just dropped her off and picked her up. When I arrived to pick her up, I pointed out the lifeguard to my 6 year old son. We noticed that she was a different girl. I was looking around trying to find my daughter when my son said, "There she is!" And sure enough, my daughter was in the water, teaching a lesson.



She was excited, because lifeguarding makes… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on June 27, 2010 at 9:40pm — No Comments

"Hey, you the Swimguy!"

Lee tells how he went from taking lessons to becoming an instructor earning the title "Swimguy" from everyone who saw him in town. Lee's story is a remarkable one, so make sure you listen to part 2 on the… Continue

Added by Jayson Jackson on February 24, 2009 at 3:11pm — No Comments

17 Bottles

Over the summer, Shaun spent time with and interviewed some members of the Diversity in Aquatics Program (DAP). We want to take the time to share with you some of the clips of those interviews in a new section of our site called, "Featured Members."



We will begin with Lee Pitts. Lee tells the story of "17… Continue

Added by Jayson Jackson on February 23, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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