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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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Touch The Wall (film)

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to see the film, "Touch The Wall" .  If you are planning on seeing it... DO NOT READ FURTHER! :) The film exposes the trials and triumphs of Missy Franklin and Kara Lynn Joyce in reaching their goal to the 2012 Olympics.

I am extremely happy that an independent film about our sport was made. However, I honestly I had a few issues wit the film.

1) Why does Kara Lynn feel that swimming in Colorado with a 14 year-old would change her…

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Added by Tiffany Monique Quash on March 30, 2015 at 8:54pm — 2 Comments

Coaching While Black

I recently was in a discussion with a white colleague talking about the importance of diversity in swimming. As I began to tell this person about some of the programs I recently found out about, this individual remarked, "What's the point?" I was truly thrown back by this remark because out of all people, I was not expecting this coach to say this. So my questions for you are: 1) How have you handled such response? Especially when it is from someone who you thought "gets it". 2) What…

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Added by Tiffany Monique Quash on February 13, 2015 at 6:50pm — 1 Comment

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