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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

Shaun Anderson's Blog (53)

Waynesboro, VA

Big things brewing in Waynesboro, VA as they attempt to make their community water safe in a big way.

Added by Shaun Anderson on June 13, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Norfolk, VA - Mary Helen Water Safety Day-

The First Annual Mary Helen Water Safety Day celebrated the influence that the late Mary Helen had on generations of water safety instructors and the teaching of millions on how to be safer in and around the water.  Her efforts still echo in the community through the work of others like Leslie Paul and Coach William… Continue

Added by Shaun Anderson on June 12, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

2011 National Diversity Select Camp- Olympic Training Center- Colorado Springs, CO

2011 National Diversity Select Camp- Olympic Training Center- Colorado Springs, CO



The future looks bright with a great group of kids and an inspirational coaching staff here at the Olympic Training Center for the 2011 National Diversity Select Camp.  I feel that each classroom and water session have met the purpose of the camp, which is to help instill a vision of success and inspire athletes from ethnically underrepresented populations to become leaders in the sport of swimming. …

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Added by Shaun Anderson on May 8, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Virginia Beach, VA - Ocean Swim

Virginia Beach, VA

Recently i've decided to get back in shape in order to swim in an open water race later this year..so i hopped in the atlantic this morning for my first VB ocean swim of 2011..there's a thin line between refreshing and cold..but got it done...a little sore but day 1 finished..figure i'll run and surf tomorrow...Vashon you up for hitting the waves tmw? SA…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on April 29, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

think different..

Added by Shaun Anderson on April 27, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

DAP Mixer at Rasta Pasta - Colorado Springs

In the Colorado Springs area for the Build a Pool Conference or NDPA? Join me and other DAP members tonight at Rasta Pasta.. 405 North Tejon Street Colorado Springs - 5:30PM

Added by Shaun Anderson on April 16, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Colorado Springs, CO - National Drowning Prevention Alliance Symposium

At the NDPA Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO and just heard Mick & Sue Nelson’s presentation “Overcoming Aquatic Fear”.  It started with a discussion about fear, aqua-phobia and how to work through it.  It continued all the way to the current drowning issues faced in this country.  The Nelsons are such a wealth of knowledge who can cover every aquatic topic you could think of. … Continue

Added by Shaun Anderson on April 15, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

State College, PA - Penn State University - DAP Mixer

In the Penn State area?  Come join me and other DAP members at the Apple on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 ~ 10 PM. 

Added by Shaun Anderson on April 5, 2011 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Norfolk, VA - The start of dreams

I was fortunate enough to sit in on DAP member Tameisha Goode's new swim team's first practice yesterday.  The excitement was in the air and it was great to see her hard work and efforts become a reality.  The team is shaping up nicely and her entire staff is full of energy!

"Your belief in yourself…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on April 5, 2011 at 7:14am — 1 Comment

San Diego- AAPAR- National Council for Aquatic Professionals

Just left the business meeting for AAPAR - National Council for Aquatic Professionals.  It felt good to see DAP member Dr. E. Newton Jackson leading the way as the Chairman of this National Council.  Today at the helm Dr. Jackson stressed the importance of the council embracing all aquatic activities.  A message which was well received by all at the meeting.  I echo his remarks in our efforts to curve the… Continue

Added by Shaun Anderson on March 31, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

DAP Mixer @ NOBU

In the San Diego area and want to talk DAP?  Join me and other DAP members tonight at NOBU, San Diego -207 5th Avenue ~5PM~NOBU


Added by Shaun Anderson on March 30, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

San Diego - AAHPERD

In San Diego at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) 2011 National Convention.   Yesterday I attended a presentation featuring DAP member Dr. Angela Beale entitled "Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility".  In listening to the presentation it sparked the following thought: If you are involved with aquatics in any way, shape or form and are aware that over 1,000 people drown everyday then you instantly have a social…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on March 30, 2011 at 6:06am — 2 Comments

Philly Philly

Hung out in Philly with legendary coach Jim Ellis last week.  So much history, knowledge and insight!  The Kroc center is the home for his new pool.  It has tons of potential, and Jim plans on steering it down his familiar path of success!

Added by Shaun Anderson on March 29, 2011 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

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