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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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Comment by Aquatic Safety Awareness Program on March 17, 2015 at 9:05pm

Thank you DAP for sharing this article. Will look forward to the day when these names will be taught as part of the curriculum in inner-city schools as role models of success for others to follow suit (swimsuit ;)

Comment by Aquatic Safety Awareness Program on February 20, 2015 at 3:40pm

Thanks Ginnette for commenting and sharing.  You are a great PR person:)  We feel it is important to keep this history alive by sharing it in classrooms and PTAs to educate and motivate people of color to engage and succeed in swimming.  Thanks again for your PR :)

Comment by Ginnette Powell on February 19, 2015 at 8:31pm

Wow! What an awesome lists of folks! Shared!

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