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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

Jayson Jackson's Blog – February 2011 Archive (7)

Programs Making a Difference

From USASwimming.org:

 

The sport of swimming has long had the reputation for being a country club sport lacking in diversity. However, over the years, teams led by passionate coaches have been working to change that. Here, we honor just a few of the many shining programs that are working to make swimming available to everyone. 

 

Pride,…

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Added by Jayson Jackson on February 28, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Great Blog Post from Sabir Muhammad

Black Swimming History, by: Sabir Muhammad 

 

Last weekend Jenny and I went to the 25th Annual Black History Invitational…

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Added by Jayson Jackson on February 28, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Milt Campbell, 1956 Olympic Decathlon Champion, was an All-American swimmer

Last weekend at the Black History Invitational Swim Meet I had the opportunity to speak with Bruce Wigo, President of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, for an extended period of time. As always, he provided several new historical facts and stories. Given my track and field background, I found the…

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Added by Jayson Jackson on February 24, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

2011 Black History Invitational Swim Meet Results

Big thanks to meet director Rob Green for providing the results.



Full Results

 

High point winners for each age…

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Added by Jayson Jackson on February 19, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Loss of school pools linked to drownings

From Stuff.co.nz, by Neil Reid:

ROSS GIBLIN/Dominion Post
DANGEROUS PRACTICE: Alice Harrison, 11, wrote a letter, to Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown asking her not to close Khandallah pool. The closure…
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Added by Jayson Jackson on February 15, 2011 at 7:36am — 2 Comments

"If life is not a challenge, then what is it?"

From the WashingtonPost.com:

Rodger McCoy, head coach of the D.C. Wave Swim Team, discusses thenationally competitive squad's formation and evolution.

Added by Jayson Jackson on February 10, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones Talks about Make a Splash on NBC’s Today Show

Celebrating Black History Month on NBC's Today Show, Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones has been selected as one of the Grio's 100 History Makers in the Making for his role and active participation in the USA Swimming Foundation's national child-focused water safety initiative Make a…

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Added by Jayson Jackson on February 3, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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