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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

An Interview with Marathon Swimmer Charles Chapman Part 4 of 4

In this fourth and final segment, Charles talks about that historic day back in 1981 when he stepped into the cool ocean waters of Dover Harbor and began his quest to swim The Channel. With humor and grace, Charles recalls the events in vivid detail and about his dream to have young children of color learn to swim...

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Comment by Jayson Jackson on June 3, 2011 at 11:11pm
Thanks for sharing Charles Chapman's truly inspiring story. "Dare to be Different."
Comment by Naimah Fuller on May 21, 2011 at 8:58am
Thank you for sharing this interview with Mr. Chapman - he is a very inspiring person.  His generosity in sharing his story and his encouragement to young people and people for all ages to swim, was priceless.  Blessings to him and to you Naji.

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