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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

Miriam S Lynch's Blog (16)

Changing the Tide to Help Benin Swim Posted on Behalf of DAP Member Dan Airth

Changing the Tide to Help Benin Swim

The idea to start a swim school in Benin came to me when I saw these kids hanging off the side of a mud-filled boat in the middle of Lake Nokue. I was padding in between Cotonou to Ganvie, the 4-mile route which links the fishing village of Ganvie with the markets of Cotonou on the mainland. Traveled for…

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Added by Miriam S Lynch on March 30, 2016 at 8:13am — No Comments

Ebony Article - Blacks Invade the Deep Blue Sea

In 1988 Ebony Magazine Featured called Blacks Invade the Deep Sean - The features a couple of our DAP members. Check it out:…

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Added by Miriam S Lynch on June 12, 2015 at 9:36am — No Comments

Classroom Under the Sea Record Broken - DAP Member Charlie Lumpkin

During the past year, DAP through Charlie Lumpkin has helped to support - Classroom Under The Sea. Check out the Coverage from Channel 4 Miami - Classroom Under The Sea "Sea with DAP member Charlie Lumpkin…

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Added by Miriam S Lynch on December 23, 2014 at 2:11pm — 1 Comment

Check out the Howard University Swim Team

The 2014-2015 Howard University Swimming and Diving program is off to a Historical start.  Having participated in several meets this Fall and looking to finish the season in record fashion this Winter, the teams has increased its strength in numbers and quality.  The team is still in need of major support.  Being the only Co-ed Division 1 HBCU in the Nation, the Bison provide a dynamic value to the …

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Added by Miriam S Lynch on December 18, 2014 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Congratulations to Professor Jane Katz (2014 DAP Convention Presenter)

Congratulations to Professor Jane Katz, who was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal for her 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. She will present a Synchro event called "A Synchro Swimming Celebration" on Sunday at the 2014 Convention. To learn more about her and read the full article, “Crawling with Master Swim Instructor Jane…

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Added by Miriam S Lynch on July 23, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

2014 CARIFTA Championships

Did you know that today starts the 2014 CARIFTA Championships? The CARIFTA Games which stands for Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) is an annual athletic event for young athletes to represent their country. It has been known to be the starting point of several World and Olympic champions and medallists from the Caribbean. In 2002, the #CARIFTA Aquatics Championships was broadened from just swimming to include the disciplines of water polo and synchronized swimming events. In…

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Added by Miriam S Lynch on April 23, 2014 at 12:37am — No Comments

Making THE Difference - DAP Covention

I recently came across this video on a coaches exchange group for swimming and thought of how this applies to my own life and the lives of others. The boys in the video wanted to find a way to do what they loved and made it become a reality. Everyday each of us DAP members are making THE difference, just like these boys. Many of us are the first of the first, the one of the many who are striving to change the way that aquatic sports is viewed by others in order to save lives and share what…

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Added by Miriam S Lynch on April 14, 2014 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Making Waves

Congratulations to James Jones for being selected to the Washington Post All Met 1st Team for winning the 50 and 100 Free at the 2014 VA 6A Championships and Regional Championships. James later went on to win the 50 free at 19.99 at NCSA in Orlando, FL. http://www.washingtonpost.com/2014-winter-allmet/…

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Added by Miriam S Lynch on April 9, 2014 at 9:51am — No Comments

2 Months away from the Diversity in Aquatics Convention!

Just TWO months away from the 1st Annual Diversity in Aquatics Convention & The HBCU Swimming Reunion. 

When: August 8, 2013 at 7pm to August 11, 2013 at 12pm

Where: 
Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

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Added by Miriam S Lynch on June 8, 2013 at 11:18pm — No Comments

PVS Family!   Wow can you believe it is already 2012! Time has certainly flown by. We have a lot going on in the New Year as we continue to create programs that foster growth, educate and further dev…

PVS Family!

 

Wow can you believe it is already 2012! Time has certainly flown by. We have a lot going on in the New Year as we continue to create programs that foster growth, educate and further develop our coaches, families and swimmers in the PVS and surrounding community. Take a look below to see what we have coming up!

 

Team DMV-PV – Black Heritage Meet Travel…

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Added by Miriam S Lynch on January 25, 2012 at 6:05am — No Comments

Review of May Events, Team DMV #1, New June News

Potomac Valley Swimming

Inclusion/Diversity Report

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Added by Miriam S Lynch on June 7, 2011 at 12:09pm — No Comments

May PVS News



PVS Families,

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Added by Miriam S Lynch on May 15, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

PVS Diversity Committee Notes

PVS Families,
 
Happy Spring! I hope this finds you in good spirits and enjoying the wonderful weather. Below you will find information on the latest happenings and events comming up in the Potomac Valley area. The information will also be shared on our website:www.pvswim.org/diversity.html and our group on Diversity in Aquatics. If you have any questions or comments on…
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Added by Miriam S Lynch on April 20, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New PVS News

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Added by Miriam S Lynch on April 15, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Howard University swim team moving tradition forward

Check out the recent article about Howard University's Swim and Dive team talking about the many obstacles they have to overcome with lack of recognition, limited budgets, and more versus other comparable schools .  

Article from the Washington Post

Added by Miriam S Lynch on February 11, 2011 at 9:55am — 1 Comment

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