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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

DAP News's Blog – January 2012 Archive (7)

The Return of Anthony Ervin

From TEAMUSA.org, By Maura Gladys:

Ervin at the 2012 Austin Grand Prix


Anthony Ervin squirms at the word “comeback.”

“It’s not a comeback,” he says. “I’m just swimming again. I’m just enjoying what I’m doing and the environment that I’m in.”

But when…

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Added by DAP News on January 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A Compton Coach Speaks Out, Part 2

From USASwimming.org, By Mike Gustafson:

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a swimming coach in Compton, California named Louis Pecot. His complaint as a coach for over 30+ years in the area was that, despite earlier claims from someone featured on this website, there was swimming in Compton – at least when he was growing up. I interviewed him about his background growing up…

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Added by DAP News on January 16, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Can't Miss Race at the Austin Grand Prix

From USASwimming.org, By Mike Gustafson:

WILL: “I look at a piano, I see a bunch of keys, three pedals, and a box of wood. But Beethoven, Mozart, they saw it, they could just play. I couldn't paint you a picture, I probably can't hit the ball out of Fenway, and I can't play the piano.” 



SKYLAR: “But you can do my o-chem paper in…

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Added by DAP News on January 13, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Olympian Cullen Jones inspires kids to swim





From CNN.com:

In the Human Factor, we profile survivors who have overcome the odds. Confronting a life obstacle - injury, illness or other hardship - they tapped their inner strength and found resilience they didn't know they possessed. This week, Cullen Jones, the first…

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Added by DAP News on January 9, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Coach From Compton Shares His Perspective

From USASwimming.org, By: Mike Gustafson:

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a swimming coach in Compton, California named Louis Pecot. His complaint as a coach for 30+ years in the area was that, despite earlier claims from someone featured on this website, there was swimming in Compton – at least when he was growing up. I interviewed him about his background growing up in South…

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Added by DAP News on January 6, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Churchhill grad, David Banks, returns to inspire school's crew athletes

From Gazette.net, By: Jennifer Beekman:

Former Winston Churchill High School three-sport athlete David Banks (center) returned to the school to talk with members of the school's crew team, including co-founders…
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Added by DAP News on January 5, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Thank You

Thank you for your support in 2011.  Whether you supported us by making a donation, buying a T-shirt, helping in your local community, or just being active in sharing information on our interactive website we appreciate all of your efforts.



This past year was an especially memorable one, as our program reached a number of important landmarks:

  • Added to the United States Congressional Record
  • Reached over 145…
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Added by DAP News on January 3, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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