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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

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First Drowning Report Released

Miriam Lynch shared the following story from ABCNews.com, written by Lindsey Tanner.



The first national study on childhood drownings suggests that rivers, lakes and ponds pose the biggest threat except for children under 5.



The study is based on figures collected from death certificates for 1,420 children…

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ConocoPhillips Teams Up With USA Swimming Foundation and Cullen Jones for Annual Make a Splash Tour

From the USA Swimming Foundation:



COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, the USA Swimming Foundation and Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones have joined forces with ConocoPhillips to raise awareness about the importance of learning how to swim as part of the Make a Splash Tour with Cullen Jones. Through this tour, Jones, a survivor of a near-drowning incident at age… Continue

Added by DAP News on June 29, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

CAC Swimmer, Asia Langley Recognized as Role Model

From theday.com:







On June 16th, the first Eastern Zone Diversity Camp was held at La Salle University with the purpose of inspiring athletes from ethnically under-represented populations to become leaders in the sport of swimming.



Twenty-four athletes and 12 LSC members attended the three-day camp, which included a combination of pool training,…

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Chiefs TE Pope saves six-year-old boy from drowning

From Yahoo! Sports, by Doug Farrar:…

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Added by DAP News on June 14, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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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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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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

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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

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Eastern Zone Diversity Select Camp

Each LSC in the Eastern Zone is invited to send 2 athletes, the LSC Diversity Coordinator and one coach to the very first Eastern Zone Diversity Select camp being hosted by Middle Atlantic Swimming and held at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 16-19, 2011. Questions about the camp may be directed to…

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Added by DAP News on April 29, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

David Banks: The American Dream

From Champions.Stanford.edu, by Donny Simkin:



It is a late breakfast in the cafeteria at the 2009 FISA Rowing World Championships in Poznan, Poland. Athletes are milling about, chatting about race conditions or iPod playlists, eggs and toast and coffee disappearing into the fuel tanks of some of the best cardiovascular human engines on the planet. On the television screen… Continue

Added by DAP News on April 18, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Fort Lauderdale Aquatics: Changing the Face of Swimming

From USASwimming.org, By: Mike Watkins:

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