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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 – April 2012 Archive (7)

Black Swimming History Explored During International Aquatic History Symposium and Film Festival

Who could imagine today that before the Civil War, Blacks and Native Americans were universally regarded as the best swimmers in the world, while most Whites could not swim and drowned in appalling numbers? The history of Black swimming is one of the topics explored in detail at the International Aquatic History Symposium and Film Festival, May 9 – 12, at the International Swimming Hall of Fame, in Fort Lauderdale. From the first European encounter…

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Added by DAP News on April 28, 2012 at 1:02am — No Comments

Anita DeFrantz is named Honorary Chair of America Rows

From USRowing.org, by Beth Kohl:

One hundred days out from the start of the 2012 Olympic Games, USRowing is proud to name Anita L. DeFrantz as the Honorary Chair of America Rows, the nationwide diversity and inclusion initiative created by USRowing to increase…

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Added by DAP News on April 25, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Stewie the Duck Launches Free Water Safety App on iTunes

From Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities:

 Water Safety Message Spread through Interactive, Fun Reading of

“Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim” iBook and Game

NORWALK, Conn., April 17, 2012 –…

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Added by DAP News on April 25, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

ISHOF Creates New Award to Recognize the Contributions of African and Swimmers of African Descent to World Aquatic History

From the International Swimming Hall of Fame:
 
The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) has commissioned a work of art by award winning sculptor George Gadson, to recognize the generally unrecognized contributions that Africans and swimmers of African descent have played not only in swimming history, but in world history.  The as-yet to be named artwork will be unveiled during the inaugural International Aquatic Symposium & Film Festival…
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Added by DAP News on April 25, 2012 at 2:57pm — No Comments

An Interview With Elliot Ptasnik

From USASwimming.org, by Mike Gustafson:

Elliot Ptasnik is a director at Imagine Swimming in New York City, and head age group coach of the Manhattan  Makos swim team. A former swimmer at the University of Iowa, Elliot was recently nominated for…

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Added by DAP News on April 25, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Drowning prevention begins with you as the first of several barriers

From KTAR.com, by Holiday Moore:

This time last year, Arizona was on a record breaking pace with child drowning cases. It is why KTAR and Fulton Homes has launched the "Two Seconds Is Too Long" campaign earlier than usual this year.

We ended 2011 with a total of 16 child fatalities. As macabre as it sounds, Lori Schmidt with Arizona Drowning Prevention Coalition and…

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Added by DAP News on April 17, 2012 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Water Safety Campaigns Catching Fire

From Aquatics International, by: Kendra Kozen:

Several annual water safety programs are heating up, and there’s at least one new event. Here’s a look at what’s going on.

International Water Safety Day

(internationalwatersafetyday.org)

May 15 will be the first International Water Safety Day. Created by the…

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Added by DAP News on April 13, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

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