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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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Only indoor public pool in Minneapolis


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College student drowned :(

Hi, I haven't been on here in a while, and I hate to come back with sad news...This article just reminded me of the work folks on this page…

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Ugly story from Philly about campers and swim club unwelcome

There is a story on the web that we should take a peek at from Philly. I'm in Pittsburgh, PA, at the other end of the state, and hopefully,…

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Great day of spreading the message of water safety!!! 

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DAP Trivia

Who was the first black swimmer to win a national collegiate championship?   A. Chris Silva B. Sybil Smith C. Fred Evans D. Maritza Correia

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Black History Month Wax Museum

Will anyone be in the Hilton Head Island, SC area on Friday, 2/24/12? I would love to have some aquatic representation at our high school's…

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Help with public service announcement

I am creating a public service announcement targeting people of color, encouraging/empowering them/us to swim for health, wellness, pain co…

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Swim in an Endless Pool?

Hello everyone! I am writing to find out if anyone has tried an Endless Pool &/ or visited a facility that has one (or a few)? Or simil…

Started by Michelle G.

13 Jan 17, 2012
Reply by Leslie Gregory

subsidized lessons for minorities

Hi, my name is Kristie, from Rockingham, N.C.  I just stumbled onto your website, and it must be fate.  I have been trying to establish a p…

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