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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 – May 2011 Archive (6)

Paul E. Sullivan dies at 87; analyst earned a spot in history of civil rights

From Los Angeles Times, By Elaine Woo:



U.S. Defense Department analyst Paul E. Sullivan was the lead plaintiff in a 1969 Supreme Court case that ruled against his Virginia swim club's whites-only policy. 'He just felt right was right,' says his daughter.



Paul E. Sullivan, an analyst with the U.S. Defense Department who won an important…

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Added by DAP News on May 20, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

International Water Safety Day

International Water Safety Day - Striving to make a planet that’s 70 percent water, 100 percent water safe.



What is it?

International Water Safety Day (IWSD) is a day designed to educate youth in becoming safer in and around the water while spreading global awareness about the ongoing drowning pandemic.…

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Added by DAP News on May 15, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Shaun Anderson and Diversity in Aquatics become part of the permanent U.S. Congressional Record

Speech of Hon. Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

 

Mr. Fattah: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and congratulate a young man of remarkable achievement. Shaun Anderson is co-founder and President of Diversity in Aquatics Inc., a visionary network that works to save…

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Added by DAP News on May 12, 2011 at 9:30am — 10 Comments

The Morning Swim Show with Dax Hill

Courtesy of Peter H. Bick

From SwimmingWorldMagazine.com:



Dax Hill joins The Morning Swim Show today to talk about his performances at the NCAA championships..



Hill, a sophomore at the…

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Added by DAP News on May 4, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Morning Swim Show with Brett Fraser

Courtesy of Peter H. Bick


From SwimmingWorldMagazine.com:



Brett Fraser joins the show to talk about continuing Florida's history in the 200 freestyle at the NCAA championships and how his brother Shaune helped inspire him to win the championship… Continue

Added by DAP News on May 3, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Race in the Water

From Swimming World Magazine, by Jenny Wilson, Swimming World Intern:



A recent University of Memphis study commissioned by USA Swimming investigated swimming ability in minority youth. The study reported that nearly 70 percent of African-American children don't know how to swim, compared to only 40 percent of white children. Similarly, the non-swimming rate for Hispanic… Continue

Added by DAP News on May 2, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

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