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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

The hiatus has been too long. And my body knew it.

No matter I’ve been working out 6 days a week. No matter that I completed the 100 pushup challenge, the 200 squat challenge, and have finished 4 weeks of couch to 5k training.

When I hit the water, my body let me know it’s been a long time since I’d seriously swum. I managed 500 yards in 20 or so minutes. I think I swim too fast for me to be able to sustain my pace in freestyle. I did most of my laps on my back. I decided not to beat myself up about it this time. It must have been about a year since I’d done any lap swimming.

But I’ll be back. Sooner, rather than later. Is it me, or is swimming the most strenuous sport out there?

cross posted at I'm Swimming!

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Comment by Thomas William Hoff on December 7, 2011 at 8:16pm

Baby steps or in this case baby strokes.  It will come back.  Patience.

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