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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


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At 4:02pm on March 28, 2009, DrParrottfish said…
Those pics are from here than and everywhere. No recent trip (just St Kitts, my yearly sojourn) however, will be diving Maui in May and am looking to get a new camera with an external flash for those dives.
Any suggestions? Know anyone who can make suggestions?
I lov emy Sony Cybershot, but outfitting it for external flash will be $700, I can do a new camer and external flash for that amount, the Sealife DC800 Pro 8.0 Megapixel 4 X Optical Zoom 2.7- Inch LCD Screen Underwater/Land Camera in Removable Housing with Digital Pro Flash.
Comments, suggestions?
At 8:24pm on March 25, 2009, DrParrottfish said…
Hey Robert,
I did not know you collected scholarships links.
Kewl beans.

I have some posted to my website for my students at http://www.africangreyparrott.com/scholarships , and will add yours there as well.
At 4:05pm on February 10, 2009,
Board Member
Shaun Anderson
Hey Robert,
Good talking to you the other night, I will be in touch again late next week.
At 8:49pm on February 6, 2009, Nesher said…
Will do! It's going to take a moment to learn how to navigate around her. I'm sure I'll learn. Thanks for informing me about the site.

At 1:21pm on February 5, 2009,
Board Member
Shaun Anderson
Hey Robert,
We seem to be playing phone tag, I will try to reach you again this weekend.
At 6:58am on January 31, 2009, Shawn Slevin said…
Hi Robert...thnx for joining the Swim Strong group! I'm a diver too...isn't it fabulous!
At 5:59am on January 31, 2009, Brenda Altmeier said…

I miss Brenda so much. I know she is smiling down on us, probably smoking a Malboro and having a glass of vino. smile
At 5:58am on January 31, 2009, Brenda Altmeier said…
I hope to be able to spend more time this year.

NOAA's Maritime Heritage Program is providing a Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) course for NABS members in Key Largo the end of May - are you taking the training?

FKNMS and the State of Florida are teaching the Heritage Awareness Diving Seminar in early April and hopefully (grant dependent) again later in the year (September)..
At 7:15pm on December 31, 2008, Ric Powell said…

Season's Greetings! As this is December 31st, and 2009 is upon us, allow
me to wish you and all of the members of AUE, a Happy & Prosperous
New Year.

I noticed a greeting from you on my page addressed to "Ron." I don't know
if you mistakenly sent it to me or confused the name "Ric" with "Ron"

Ric Powell
At 12:51pm on December 31, 2008, Elliott Dudley said…
That is great info, thank you so very much. I'll hit you back.
At 10:57pm on December 19, 2008, Erica Jackson said…
At 8:45am on December 16, 2008, Dennis Burroughs said…
Dear Sir, Could you please put me in touch with Dinizulu Gene Tinnie. Email? Phone? Thank you kindly.
At 7:02am on December 14, 2008, H.E. Ross said…
The tall guy in the photographs is Dinizulu Gene Tinnie, who is working on a number of preservation projects among which is the Dos Amigos/Faire Rosumund Slave Ship Project. The Dos Amigos was captured by the British back in 1838 and turned into a slave ship chaser. Dinizulu wants to replicate the vessel and have the public experience being in the slave hold while the vessel is underway, as well as normal sail training and excursions.
The project will cost around $6 million to accomplish but aside from the Amistad there are not any vessels that promote the reality of blacks aboard sailing ships. The Western Union of Key West was built in the Cayman Islands, taken apart and shipped by another Cayman Turtle Schooner, the A.M. Adams and re-assembled in Key West and it is a Cayman (meaning black) built vessel but nobody says that in Key West. The H.E. Arch Shipyard was owned and operated by the namesake and he was a white Caymanian but the crew, outside his family were black. The Caribbean, as well as the Chesapeake Bay Area are full of these types of hidden stories and Dinizulu is promoting the exposure of that knowledge.
At 11:02am on December 10, 2008, Tom Hayward said…
Georgia Department of Natural Rsources
Col. Terry West, Boating Law Administrator
Law Enforcement Section
2070 US Hwy 278 SE
Social Circle, GA 30025
At 8:41am on December 9, 2008, Tom Hayward said…
Hi Robert! We represent the boating safety and enforcement divisions in each of the 50 states. Our member from Georgia is Col. Terry West, who is the boating law administrator for the state of Georgia. His office is in the Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. If you need contact information, please let me know! I am sure that his office would provide any support that they can.
At 6:16pm on December 3, 2008, Cathy Sakas said…
Hello Robert,
NOAA does have several scholarship programs and ones that are specifically for under-served under-represented populations. It is easiest to go to the NOAA website to access the information. One that I know of directly is the Nancy Foster Scholarship. One of my interns from Savannah State University was awarded that scholarship and it provided her with enough money to attain her Masters of Science in Fisheries Biology from Clemson. I don't remember the names of the other scholarships, but all them will be on the website.
Thanks for asking!
At 9:35pm on December 2, 2008, Kenneth B. Ellerbe said…
To answer your question, yes, I was trained by Doc and have been a member of the UAS for five years.
At 7:35pm on December 2, 2008, Wanda Jean Butts said…
ever thought about it? Would you like too? Just curious because there are so many miniority children that don't know how to swim or dive and don't know what they are missing. Agree?
At 5:20pm on December 2, 2008, Cathy Sakas said…
You are most welcome! I have not checked in a few months though to see if they are still offering trips, so some may not be doing so at this point. I am sure that most any of them will do a trip if you have at least six divers.
At 5:18pm on December 2, 2008, Cathy Sakas said…
Hey There Robert,
The Maritime Heritage Program in our agency works with shipwrecks and there are a few of our sanctuaries that have shipwrecks within their boundaries. Gray's Reef does not have a shipwreck at least of which we are aware. It sounds like you will be working with the state of Florida in Key Biscayne although it is possible that NOAA is involved in that project too. I am just not sure. I sent the flyer to your e-mail address.

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