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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

Proving that it's never too late to startBoston Celtics forward, Brandon Bass, decided it was time to take his first swim lesson at the age of 28. Bass participated in a swim lesson along with the local Boys and Girls Club of Waltham, Massachusetts, where he learned the basics like back floating and forward gliding. Bass is like most adults who have children and as a parents themselves cannot swim, putting both lives at risk. He encourages other parents to learn swimming skills and encourage their kids too. “Even if you don’t want to swim,” he says, “it’s important to learn in case you need to.” To read more on Brandon Bass and his story, follow the link to: BostonGlobe.com. And check out a video of the first lesson at: NBA.com

Also check out the video below of Brandon Bass learning to float:

 

 

   

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Comment by ILYA LONGFELLOW on October 25, 2013 at 11:58pm

Great job Brandon.Spread the word throughout the rest of the basketball community to help raise the awareness.Thanks again.

Comment by Ginnette Powell on October 3, 2013 at 9:04pm

many folks saw this article and thought of me learning to swim at 49 WTG Brandon and thank you for learning and raising awareness!

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