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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


Rita Bourne
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Education Level
Bachelors, High School
Aquatic Interest
Competitive Swimming, Swim Lessons
More about me:
Water Safety Instructor, American Red Cross Certified. I specialize in Infant/toddler, school age and developmental swim team. I am currently working for the City of Lauderhill, Florida and would be interested in pursuing an aquatics position in the Islands, especially in Barbados.

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At 10:12pm on January 17, 2012, Lee pitts said…


What took you so long to join? Good to see you here. All the best in 2012! Keep on keeping on.

Rage on!



At 12:47pm on June 27, 2011, Darrick Linton said…

Hi Rita,

You will be in my prayer, fervently and vigilantly, that God finds favor in what you are attempting to accomlish.  I wish I lived closer to your area, because I would love to utilize my gift in helping you achieve your desired goals.

At 7:55am on June 25, 2011, Darrick Linton said…

Hi Rita,

I do hope and pray you have found your staff of coaches. Hope all is well with thee.


At 11:48am on February 15, 2011,
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Shaun Anderson
Hey Rita,
Your program sounds great and I’d love to talk with you in detail about it.  I may also have some suggestions of where you can find some staff, please private email me a contact number and I’ll be sure to call you sometime this week.  Until then if you haven’t meet DAP members Ken Roland, Lee Pitts, Gainus Wright and Nara Chaffin please check them out....All of them are good friends in your area that may have an immediate answer for you. 
At 9:12am on May 10, 2010, ERROL DUPLESSIS said…
Welcome, Rita, to DAP. I take it you have been to Barbados - it is a beautiful little island, very peaceful, very nice. I have been several times, and always welcome an opportunity to return to that little island in the sun. Best wishes for your success in teaching and coaching swimming.
At 3:12pm on May 2, 2010, Darrick Linton said…
Hi Rita,
Welcome to the site and so happy to have you aboard. Don't be shy and post your picture. Please feel free to join in on our open forum and discussion, as we would love to hear and learn of your expertise and experience. You have an interesting profile, and I do pray you are successful in fulfilling your goal of teaching aquatics in the islands. Take time to check out our various groups. Join one or all of them, whichever appeases your interest. Again, Thanks for joining, and May God Bless You. Darrick, aka dswimmerman
At 10:32pm on April 7, 2010, Jayson Jackson said…
We're glad to have you. You should watch Lee's video, 17 Bottles

At 9:39pm on April 7, 2010, Jayson Jackson said…
Thanks for joining Rita. How did you hear about us?

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