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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

Remember when I wrote about Lia Neal? I didn’t, either, until I saw her picture. That’s part of that thing I have where I never forget a face.

Anyway, the 15 year old swimmer competed in the Santa Clara Grand Prix this weekend. She swam in the 100 free, finishing 3rd. The winner was a 14 year old from Australia. I normally wouldn’t be celebrating a third place, but I was excited to see a young black swimmer in the race at all. Third place is still a medal at the Olympics, right? So there’s that. I hope Lia keeps it up; I’ll keep an eye on her.

Cross posted at www.imswimming. net

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