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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


2011 USA Swimming Diversity Summit at the Olympic Training Center November 17 -19


2011 USA Swimming Diversity Summit - Colorado Springs, CO NOV. 17-19


This year’s Diversity Summit will be held Nov. 17-19 at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Held every other year since 2007, USA Swimming’s Diversity Summit brings together LSC representatives in an open and inclusive atmosphere to discuss creative ways to foster practical programs and solutions to impact diversity efforts at the LSC level.

Through various presentations and breakout sessions, attendees develop creative ideas to bring back to their LSCs, while establishing valuable connections with other participants. Some of the topics this year include:

• Successful Programs & Initiatives
• Challenges of Establishing a Diversity Committee
• Marketing Diversity
• Establishing Relationships with Outside Organizations

In 2009, each LSC in attendance established short and long term goals. This year’s Summit will provide an opportunity to review and set new goals.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Regina A. Lewis Ph.D. Dr. Lewis is described by her peers and those who have heard her speak as an authentic and transformational leader. As the CEO of Regina Speaking, Dr. Lewis is known throughout the nation for keynoting and training on current issues such as cultural inclusiveness, leadership, coaching and communication competency.

Attendees will also hear from key USA Swimming staff and LSC representatives about grassroots projects that can be emulated in their LSCs. Forty LSCs will be represented at this year’s summit.

To view the full agenda please click here. For more information about the 2011 USA Swimming Diversity Summit please contact Manny Banks, Diversity Membership Specialist mbanks@usaswimming.org or (719) 866-3580. Speaker presentations and materials will be posted online after the summit.


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Comment by Mark Rauterkus on November 17, 2011 at 9:24am
I would love to be a speaker at this event in 2 years. Perhaps we'll have some long-term success by them in Pittsburgh. It is very hard to get away in 2011 to attend. Just as a footnote, my son, 13, is going to Colorado Springs in December for a national, development, water polo training camp.

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