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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 – December 2011 Archive (8)

Creative Approaches to Encouraging Diversity

From USASwimming.org, By Mike Gustafson:

As we wind down the year, we turn our attention toward others in the community who are bringing a positive and profound impact on our sport’s diversity and water safety efforts. There are a few in the swimming world who strive to bring the sport of swimming to all races and ethnicities across the country, and they need to be recognized.

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Added by DAP News on December 27, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The drowning woman we all learn to save

From NorthJersey.com, By Gene Myers:

Alone and desperate, she steps to the edge and looks down. On her own and in a strange land, she feels there’s no hope and jumps into the River Seine.…

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Added by DAP News on December 23, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

‘White Only’ Pool Sign Owner Explains

From ABCNews.com, By Christina Ng



Ohio Landlord Speaks Out About 'White Only' Pool Sign

A female landlord, Jamie Hein, had a sign that read, “Public Swimming Pool, White Only” hanging on a gate at her house and her private pool. (Photo credit: Ohio Civil Rights Commission)


An Ohio…

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Added by DAP News on December 22, 2011 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Comeback Kid

From UrbanSwimProgram.org, By Danielle Strader-Bordi:

 

Anthony Ervin, also Urban Swim Program’s advisory board member, competed in his first meet this weekend in seven years. With an impressive showing at The Chesapeake Elite Pro-Am in Oklahoma City, winning the 100 free and placing second in the 50 Free, Ervin respectively earned…

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Added by DAP News on December 21, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Rowing to College Scholarships

Here is an example of outreach rowing in Baltimore. Reach High Baltimore is another America Rows Affiliates. Stay up to date with America Rows on Twitter.

 

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Added by DAP News on December 14, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

'Skwim' coming to a pool near you

From the Daily Pilot, By Patrice Apodaca:

Entrepreneurs are intriguing people. Their brains are wired a bit differently. The wheels are always turning, they have trouble sitting still, and they're always on the hunt for a new concept, an overlooked niche, a creative solution, or simply a way of doing the same old thing just a little bit better.

During my…

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Added by DAP News on December 9, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Nadar Por Vida Feature

Added by DAP News on December 9, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Oakland Strokes outreach program brings rowing to youth

From Oakland North, By Ryan Phillips:

Oakland Strokes outreach program brings rowing to youth

Daisey Arechiga and Alondra Padilla, freshmen at Oakland Charter High School, were sprawled out the grass in front of the Oakland Strokes boathouse, facing the Estuary, on a scorching weekday afternoon. Arechiga and Padilla are part of the Strokes novice team.  They’d finished their one-mile run. They’d finished…

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Added by DAP News on December 8, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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