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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 – August 2010 Archive (4)

Giving Kids A Lifeline

From Sports Illustrated:



He was only five years old when he found himself staring up at death, another black child on his way to becoming a statistic. Cullen Jones had not foreseen the danger ahead of him at the waterpark in Allentown, Pa., that summer afternoon in 1989. Not when he stood atop a waterslide with his mother, Debra, and father, Ronald. Not when Ronald, ahead of… Continue

Added by Jayson Jackson on August 25, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Teach them to swim, teach them to survive

New DAP Member, Cathy Bellarin, was featured in Baltimore Sun, by Susan Reimer:



A teenager who could not swim stepped off a sand bar into deep water in a Louisiana river last week, and six other teens, none of whom could swim, drowned trying to help him. All the while, parents, none of whom could swim, watched… Continue

Added by Jayson Jackson on August 12, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

DAP Membership Drive

First off, thanks for your continued support of the Diversity in Aquatics Program Network. You are making a difference! It's important that we keep this momentum going, and therefore want to enlist your help in doing a membership drive. The goal is for each member to recruit at least five new members in the next 20 days (August 10-30). The five people who recruit the most new…

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Added by Jayson Jackson on August 11, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

5 Questions with Nikole Saffle: Preventing drowning

New DAP Member, Nikole Saffle was featured in Detroit Free Press, by Cassandra Spratling:



Q: What's the first thing you thought when you heard news of six teens who drowned last week in Shreveport, La.?

A: I was horrified. We had a similar incident here in Detroit (in… Continue

Added by Jayson Jackson on August 10, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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