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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 – October 2011 Archive (3)

USRowing and Diversity in Aquatics Partner to Save Lives

From USRowing.org, By Allison Frederick:



USRowing has teamed up with Diversity in Aquatics, a nonprofit organization dedicated to water safety education, to create the Aquatics Safety Awareness Campaign, the organizations announced on Thursday.



The Aquatics Safety Awareness Campaign is an ongoing partnership to expand a nationwide water safety effort. Diversity in Aquatics recently released a study indicating that approximately 60…

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Added by DAP News on October 26, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Increasing Hispanic Participation

From USASwimming.org, By: Mike Gustafson:



A few months ago, while I stood on a hot, muggy pool deck at a Diversity Camp in Flushing, New York, I discussed with someone the number of recognizable, prominent African-American swimmers in the United States. The person asked me, “Name as many black swimmers as you can, in ten seconds. Ready,…

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Added by DAP News on October 19, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Dax Hill: A Budding Superstar

From USASwimming.org, by Mike Gustafson:

Last spring, Dax Hill was part of a historic swimming race. He didn’t break any NCAA records. He wasn’t even the fastest person in the heat. But Hill, a 6-foot-8 swimmer from the University of Texas, was the runner-up at the NCAA Championships in the 200 freestyle, second to Florida’s Brett Fraser.…

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Added by DAP News on October 7, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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