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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

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At 1:58pm on December 15, 2010, Justin Spears said…

howard university

 

At 1:53pm on December 15, 2010, Justin Spears said…

an old college team mate told me about it on facebook

At 6:12pm on December 14, 2010, Douglas A Colwell said…

It is a bit overwhelming at first to have viewed your so many programs that you offer Jason. I can only hope that we at The U. S . Coast Guard Auxiliary may compliment and support your efforts!   Hoping to share more conversatiins with you soon!

   Douglas

At 9:47am on December 14, 2010, Tankeeya said…

Yes I will, as soon as possible!

At 4:52pm on December 9, 2010, Katrina Florence said…
Thanks Jayson! I'm glad to be a part of this community.
At 8:57pm on December 8, 2010, Robin Mohanco Heller said…
Thank you also, Jayson!
At 5:05pm on December 8, 2010, Martine Charles said…
Thanks, Jayson! I'm looking forward to working with you and Shaun as well as we move forward to 2011. Best, Martine
At 4:31pm on December 6, 2010, Matthew J. Schueneman said…
Thank you bud, I was directed to Diversity in Aquatics by a lady that works for the national Red Cross in Washington D.C. After looking over the site, I feel that it an excellent fit and look forward to whats to come! Take Care Matt
At 10:06pm on November 14, 2010, Penny Pantano said…
Found it on my email.
At 5:11pm on November 5, 2010, BRADFORD LARTIGUE said…
Thanks for the "Welcome" to the website. I heard about "Diversity in Aquatics" from reading an article that I received by email from US Masters Swimming. There was an article written 'Blacks Don't Swim' by Naji Ali (in which "Diversity in Aquatics" was also mentioned) which intrigued me because I've been swimming for most of my life, after a near drowning in the Caribbean at age 18. Anyways, I have just completed a lifetime goal of "Swimming a Mile" in all 50 States and even though I have swum in Hawaii, I am scheduling a trip there next year with family/friends to complete my goal with an open water swim on the Kona Coast of the Big Island. If you have any suggestions as to how I could publish or if you find this accomplishment helpful for "Diversity in Aquatics," I would be happy to write something about my experience with this achievement! Thanks in advance! Brad~~~
At 9:36pm on October 28, 2010, Bobby D. Bennett said…
I sent an email to Tom Joyner Morning Show about the lack of swimming programs at HBCUs. I also spoke of how if the HBCUs had swimming programs in place, then maybe our children would see that we do more than just dribble or run with a ball, but also swim, and aspire to learn how to swim like their college heroes and sheroes.We have very few swimming idols that minority children can look up to. This needs to change, so that many of our children won't drown during the summer months, or anytime of the year.
Please use your influence to encourage our HBCUs to regenerate their swimming programs and teams. " Pull water Baby"!
At 9:26pm on October 28, 2010, Bobby D. Bennett said…
My daughter was a swimmer for FAMU's former coach Douglas Carrington. I was reading his blog and found the link to you. My daughter still swims for FAMU. She is a two year junior as far as swimming goes.
I am very interested, because i feel the HBCU's should do more to get their swimming programs back to the way they use to be. There are only three HBCU's with swim teams, and that is a sad commentary, and those teams' existance is not secure.
Please voice this concern to your viewers.
At 10:10am on October 15, 2010, Angela Mayo said…
Thanks, I am not quite sure what's next on the list. I guess it depends on the lesson plans. However, I am beyond excited. Thanks again for the support!!!
At 5:22pm on October 11, 2010, A. Wild said…
Jayson,
My husbands family are all PSU alumni. I heard about you through my brother-in-law, who supported your organization via iGive. His organization is called Wild For the Children, in State College PA.
You have a fantastic website. Thank you for shedding light on this topic and raising aquatic awareness.
At 7:05pm on October 3, 2010, Vibor Cilic said…
forgot to ask you if you are up for cross-promoting each other. take care....
At 7:04pm on October 3, 2010, Vibor Cilic said…
I saw a link through one of the swimming sites. can't recall which one now. H2OPolo will be released in mid-November on the iPhone/iTouch. follow us. BTW this is a great website
At 6:30pm on October 3, 2010, Angela Mayo said…
I ran across Diversity in Aquatics very randomly. Mr. Shaun Anderson is my swim instructor.
At 2:11am on October 2, 2010, Jennifer Brehob said…
I think I looked up water safety and got a link to "Rescue Men!" There is a trailer posted. Is there a feature film or documentary by that name and how would I find it?

This is a very important site! Go Diverse in Aquatics!
At 12:10pm on October 1, 2010, Dudley Edmondson said…
Hi Jayson

glad you liked my web site. wondering if Cullen Jones is on tour now traveling the US wondering if he is coming anywhere near Minnesota?
At 1:07pm on September 30, 2010, Norm Seavers said…
Jayson,

A triathlete and swim coach friend of mine is a member and passed on the information. We have been working to get more minority participation in triathlons and swimming is a part of getting comfortable with that sport.

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