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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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Aug. 23) - Jorge Olaves returns in his second stint as Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach, served in the same capacity from 1997 to 2002, where he built the team from five athletes his first season to 30 in his final season. His teams won the HBCU Swimming and Diving meet in 2002. Also, his team reached a national ranking of 36th in the men's 200-yard freestyle and medly relays.
In addition, Olaves has coached Leonard Young (1997), who holds the school record for the 400 yard Individual Medley (I.M.)with a time of 4:28.56.

Thes Los Puertos de Altagracia, Venezuela natives holds a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Administration, Pilot, Industrial Management (1981), master’s in Vocational-Technical Education, Administration and Technology Education (1983) and holds an Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction (1986) from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Olaves also holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Development (1988) and an Education Specialist in Higher Education Administration (1992) from Florida State University.

Coach Olaves looks forward to the 2010-2011 season, where the women's team will open on the road versus CCSA conference opponent University of North Florida.

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