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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

Swim and Water Polo Camp -- Implementation Plan

This is a longer document that covers a pending Swim and Water Polo Camp that we'll be running in Pittsburgh for Pittsburgh Public Schools in July and August 2011. It goes 5 weeks and is offered at a city high school for kids that are going into middle school grades (6th, 7th and 8th graders).

 

Feedback welcomed here.

 

https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1jWPbo2XTuUT2Ry31C6VHyM1s20...

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Comment by marynanihigginslhotak on March 9, 2011 at 2:31pm

Mark, I might suggest doing a quick google search for USA Water Polo's information about Splash Ball and see if incorporating that game is appropriate.  University City High School in Missouri had a Splash Ball program sponspored by our school district this Fall where the high school water polo players introduced skills to younger (4-8th graders) in an eight week program.  SplashBall (and polo) incorporates passing, plays and ball movement of many very popular sports and is great for a range of swim skills from low skills to age group swimmers. Less proficient swimmers are given casual swim instruction by older peers while being offer aids such as fins, noodles, or kickboards for use in the games. In Splash Ball, players use two hands to catch the ball and one to pass and score.  It was a good experience and provided and nice "softer" introduction to the real game of polo, while greatly enhancing swim skills of all participants.  I can give you some more details about our program if you are interested.

 I commend your efforts in expanding polo's popularity in the US.  I think your proposal was thourough.  How to you recruit or identify participants? 

Comment by Jayson Jackson on March 7, 2011 at 3:59pm
Looks great Mark.

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