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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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SI Kids - Reece Whitley

SI Kids - Reece Whitley

http://www.sikids.com/blogs/2015/11/30/sportskid-of-the-year-2015-reece-whitley

Added by Shaun Anderson on December 30, 2015 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Go Reece!

Good Morning America clip of Reece being SI Kid Athlete of the year!

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/2015-sports-illustrated-kids-athlete-award-winner-revealed-35487443

Added by Shaun Anderson on November 30, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

2015 DAP Caribbean Council Meeting/Summit

DAP Caribbean Council Meeting/Summit at Knutsford Court Hotel - Kingston Jamaica May 16, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm

Added by Shaun Anderson on May 16, 2015 at 12:57pm — No Comments

1st, 2nd & 3rd

Another good article about Simone, Lia & Natalie's historic accomplishm!

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-03-26/black-swimmers-sweep-away-a-stereotype

Added by Shaun Anderson on March 30, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Int'l Water Safety Day 2014 - St. Croix

Celebrated Int'l Water Safety Day 2014 in St. Croix with a great group of aquatic professionals.  Here's an article about our trip:

http://stcroixsource.com/content/news/local-news/2014/05/16/swimmers-advocate-water-safety

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Added by Shaun Anderson on May 18, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Progress at USA Swimming - Zone Diversity Coordinators

For the first time in the history of USA Swimming, there's officially a Diversity Coordinator in every zone.  The group met last week for their annual meeting.

 West – Kent Yoshiwara

South – Suzanne Dangelmaier

East – Miram Lynch

Central – Pam Lowenthal…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on May 5, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Giles Smith - 2014 Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Giles Smith is the man!  A two-time NCAA champion with a 3.46 GPA.

This week he became the 2014 Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Scholar-Athlete of the Year.  Adding to his many accomplishments.  Check out the video here!

Added by Shaun Anderson on March 12, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Martin Luther King Jr. Quote

Martin Luther King Jr.

"I often feel like saying, when I hear the question “People aren’t ready,” that it’s like telling a person who is trying to swim, “Don’t jump in that water until you learn how to swim.” When actually you will never learn how to swim until you get in the water." 

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Added by Shaun Anderson on January 21, 2014 at 7:48am — No Comments

Diversity Coach Mentoring 2013

2013 Diversity Coach Mentoring program started in February with Coach Arthur Lopez sharing some tips and strategy with newly appointed Norfolk State Aquatics Director/up and coming coach Robeson White.

4/4/13 – Excited to be heading back to Philly tmw for the Coach Mentoring Program with Coach Jim Ellis who will be sharing some knowledge with Coaches John Yearwood & Crosby Treadwell

Added by Shaun Anderson on April 3, 2013 at 8:48pm — No Comments

LA Diversity Roundtable 12/12/12

If you're in the Los Angeles area please join me for an informal Diversity Roundtable!

Where:
Frankie & Johnnie's NY Pizza,
534 Washington Boulevard, Marina del Rey, CA

When:
Wednesday December 12, 2012 @ 8:30PM


Please RSVP to:  shaun@diversityinaquatics.org

Added by Shaun Anderson on December 11, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Black Swimmers Increasing Diversity of the U.S. Team

From NYTimes.com, By 

Doug Mills/The New York Times

Cullen Jones after winning the 100-meter freestyle final Sunday to qualify…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on July 7, 2012 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

2012 Olympic Swimming Trials - Omaha, NE

Sneak peek of the pool.....

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Added by Shaun Anderson on June 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Maria Claudi Falcone School

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Maria Claudi Falcone School!

Beautiful inner city school.....



But the pool in the basement....…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on May 17, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

IWSD Prompts House of Representatives to Act

United States House of Representatives formally acknowledges that water safety education should be included in primary and secondary schools. …

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Added by Shaun Anderson on May 16, 2012 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

It's International Water Safety Day!

International Water Safety Day

By Mike Gustafson/Correspondent

It’s such a simple, beautiful idea, I was shocked to learn prior to this year, it did not exist. Which perhaps only underscores its urgency.



It’s called “International Water Safety Day.” Think “Earth Day” meets water safety awareness. On May 15th, the first ever Water Safety Day will…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on May 15, 2012 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Three things in Boston this week-

1) Novice Swimmers Coaching Clinic for Boston Parks & Rec with Miriam Lynch on Thursday, March 15, 2012



2) AAHPERD Convention -Council of Aquatic Professionals presentations and meetings (ongoing)



3) New England Swimming / AAHPERD -  water safety event Saturday,  March 17, 2012



-All AAHPERD  members attending this year's convention are welcome to come sit in at all…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on March 15, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Presenting concepts of Social Learning Theory & Similarity Hypothesis at the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) Symposium in sunny San Diego

In San Diego this week for the NDPA Symposium and presenting today with DAP Co-founder Jayson Jackson about the importance of dismissing stereotypes, role models and other social learning concepts.  A tribute to the many DAP members that influence their own local communities.  We might even reveal a few of DAP's future plans.  Won't give you the whole presentation, but here are two quick concepts....connect the dots and see the picture...…



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Added by Shaun Anderson on March 8, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

State College, PA - Honored & humbled to be speaking about DAP today with Co-founder Jayson Jackson at the Penn State All-Sports Museum

Past the time-honored bell tower of Old Main, beyond the cool marbled hall of academia, and outside the venerated field of Beaver Stadium, the legends of blue and white are gathered to tell their stories. At the Penn State All-Sports Museum, visitors encounter, firsthand, the athletic history and heritage of one of the greatest universities in the nation.

The mission of the Penn State All-Sports Museum is to honor the achievements of the men and women who have built the proud…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on February 29, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

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