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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 – March 2011 Archive (6)

Congrats to Swim Strong's Shawn Slevin

In celebration of Women's History month, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Commission on Women's Issues honored Swim Strong's founder, Shawn Slevin, for her work in making NYC a better place to live.

Swim Strong Foundation makes swimming affordable and accessible to families. Last year 383 children participated in programs that both saved and changed their lives.…

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Added by Jayson Jackson on March 29, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Congrats to Charles Lumpkin on Joining the Atlantica Expedition

Press Release from the Atlantica Expedition:

 

63 YEAR OLD RETIRED TEACHER, HALL OF FAME SCUBA DIVER, &CURRENT NAUI INSTRUCTOR JOINS ATLANTICA EXPEDITION SET TOBREAK WORLD RECORD!



Educator, environmentalist and philanthropist Charles Lumpkin Jr. is appointed to therevolving crew set to man the Atlantica Expeditions first undersea colony for 90…

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Added by Jayson Jackson on March 24, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Free Swim: Teaching Bahamians How to Float

From TakePart.com, by Jon Bowermaster:

Floating is a learned art for people born in the Bahamas. (Photo courtesy of Jen Galvin)

Floating is a learned art for people born in the Bahamas. (Photo courtesy of Jen Galvin)

Eleuthera, Bahamas—Named after the Greek word for “freedom,” Eleuthera is 110 miles long and just a mile at its widest. To the east is the occasionally wild…

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Added by Jayson Jackson on March 23, 2011 at 12:34pm — 2 Comments

New Website Highlights Black Maritime Heritage

From Washington Afro-American:

 

Murrain Associates and the National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS), in partnership with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, this month launched Voyage to Discovery, a new website and education initiative highlighting untold stories of African Americans and the sea.

 

Aimed at everyone from students to adults, the website offers feature stories, interviews, and videos…

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Added by Jayson Jackson on March 3, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

SEASTARS Aquatics Continues to Make Headlines

From the 



Pensacola News Journal, By: Jamie Secola:

 

Photo Gallery 

Hidden jewel SEASTARS Aquatics puts kids in…

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Added by Jayson Jackson on March 3, 2011 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

USA National Team Pioneeers

From USASwimming.org:

 

On this final day of Black History Month 2011, USA Swimming salutes these seven athletes who made of name for themselves – and African-Americans – in the sport and continue to be heroes to and champions for young swimmers today.

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Added by Jayson Jackson on March 1, 2011 at 1:37pm — No Comments

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