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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

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State Bill Mandates Swim Classes



By Dan Schechner for Pool and Spa News…



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Added by Jayson Jackson on January 28, 2011 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Donate via SwipeGood

Why not take the typically selfish act of purchasing and turn it into an act of giving? Diversity in Aquatics, Inc. has partnered with SwipeGood, the company that maximizes your loose change for charity. To get started, all you have to do is go to our page…

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DAP Newsletter: Character





 

2011 HBCU Invitational…

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Lucayan Lightning Swim Team - "People Who Have Goals"‏

DAP Members Ben Sheppard and Shaun Anderson are featured on TheBahamasWeekly.com in an article by Patra…
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Added by Jayson Jackson on January 25, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments

The Oprah Campaign

The Diversity in Aquatics Program is working with the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) in an effort to have the drowning epidemic highlighted on the Oprah Winfrey Show during her last season.  Oprah Winfrey has enormous reach and can educate millions of people and so we would like to take part in this “Oprah Campaign” to further our work in decreasing the rate of drowning.  We need your help.  Please take a few minutes to email the producers by visiting the following link, … Continue

Added by Jayson Jackson on January 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Pools of Courage





Through a unique Mid-South program that may help to save lives, U of M…

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DAP Newsletter: January 12, 2011



 

Meet ACHIEVE Kids Tri…

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Q&A with Dr. Cecil Gordon

DAP Members Manuel Banks and Dr. Cecil Gordon sit down for Q&A session on USASwimming.org:



Please talk about your connection to swimming?



Unlike most volunteers and staff associated with USA Swimming, I don’t have… Continue

Added by Jayson Jackson on October 14, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Swimming Against the Tide

The Diversity in Aquatics Program was featured in a recent Newsweek article written by Kate Dailey:



The dangerous riptides from Hurricane Earl barreling along the East Coast coincide with Labor Day weekend, when many families head to the beach for a last vacation before the beginning…
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Added by Jayson Jackson on September 7, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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

Buidling a Team

Coach Archie talks about how he built the first swim team at Norfolk State University.

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From the Creek to the Curriculum

Coach Archie delivers a lot in these powerful 3 minutes, from learning to swim in the creek, his early days at West Virginia State where swimming was compulsory, building Norfolk State’s first pool on the beach with a tractor, and finally making swimming compulsory at Norfolk State by making sure it was included in the curriculum.

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Early Exposure

Ric Powell's aquatic career began at a young age. In the video he discusses his competitive swimming career and his time in the Navy.

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Pop and Lock

Lee discusses how he went from the national to international stage with his swimming lessons and the barriers he had to overcome to be successful.

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Swimming is Fun!

In the next installment of the Lee Pitts' interview, Lee talks about appearing on CBS Good Morning, the doors swimming can open, and most importantly that 'Swimming is Fun!' for everyone.

Added by Jayson Jackson on March 4, 2009 at 3:00pm — 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

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