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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



Call for Papers

Special Edition, Diversity In Aquatics

The International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education (IJARE)

The International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education (IJARE) is dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practices of human aquatic professionals worldwide. This peer-reviewed quarterly scholarly journal publishes significant non-competitive evidence-based human aquatic research findings, articulates unique and innovative
ideas in aquatics, challenges current practices and proposed changes, and disseminates information about the latest and best use of aquatic equipment, facilities, and practices. The journal typically does not publish articles either about nonhuman aspects of aquatics or on topics primarily focused on improving performance in competitive aquatic sports such as swimming, diving, water polo, and sailing. IJARE’s mission is to advance original empirical research as well as educational articles focusing on a wide variety of noncompetitive aquatic topics.

IJARE publishes empirical research and educational topics focusing on a variety of human noncompetitive aquatic topics including but not limited to water safety, drowning prevention, water competency, lifesaving/lifeguarding, aquatic facility design and operation, aquatic legal and risk management, aquatic recreation, and the learning and teaching of aquatic knowledge and skills to improve the quality of life through aquatic physical activity.

information about IJARE can be found at http://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/ijare/.

About the Special Issue
This special issue provides a platform to share findings from empirical research (including quantitative, qualitative, intervention or community-based studies) theoretical papers; research notes; and critical essays. Analyses of aquatic sport, water safety education policy and practices from diverse theoretical and ethodological perspectives are encouraged. Submissions concerned with aquatic physical activities and culture as related to race, socio-economics, gender, sexuality, policy, youth, and under-represented communities from both domestic and international perspectives are especially welcome.

Peer Review Policy
All submitted manuscripts to IJARE will undergo editorial screening and double-blind peer review.

Author Guidelines for Manuscript Submission:
To review the guidelines for developing and submitting a manuscript go to http://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/ijare/ and click on the specified tabs located on the left-hand side of the page. All manuscripts must be developed using the
writing style specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.)

Submission Details & Requirements
The deadline for manuscript submission is listed below. For the purposes of this special edition, a required 200 word (max) abstract must be submitted along with the manuscript for review. The following types of manuscripts
will be accepted for review:

  • Original Research: A manuscript that is authentic research written by the authors who conducted the study; the researchers describe their hypothesis or research question and the purpose of the study; the researchers detail their research methods; the results of the research are reported; the researchers interpret their results and discuss possible implications. The manuscript cannot exceed 8,000 words.
  • Educational Article: A manuscript that examines historical, educational and learning processes and the human attributes, interactions, organizations, and institutions that shape educational outcomes. Articles may be small-scale or large scale (i.e. introducing diverse teaching, learning methods or national initiatives). The articles should not exceed 4,000 words and adhere to the research paper instructions regarding citation and bibliographic information.
  • Research Note: Research notes are not full academic papers but are discussion notes, seeking to advance a new idea, theoretical perspective, research program, or methodological approach in examining a problem.
    These condensed papers cannot exceed 4,000 words and adhere to the research paper instructions regarding citation and bibliographic information.
  • Scientific/Literature Review: Scientific literature reviews examine evidence-based literature that reports on original empirical and theoretical work in the field of aquatics. Reviews should serve to examine current policies, practices, programming, and issues, and can be designed to provide guidance and/or recommendations. The review should contain the following sections: Abstract, Introduction, Body, Discussion and References. Manuscripts cannot exceed 8,000 words.

The designated limits for each of the defined types of submissions include tables, references, figure captions, footnotes, endnotes.


  • Call for papers released May 15, 2019
  • Submission deadline September 30, 2019
  • Review process October 1, 2019
  • Manuscripts returned to authors October 15, 2019
  • Final drafts due November 1, 2019


Please email Dr. Angela K. Beale, Ph.D., Rowan University (angela@diversityinaquatics.org)

Editorial Information

  • Editor: Stephen Langendorfer, Bowling Green State University (slangen@bgsu.edu)
  • Guest Editors: Austin Anderson, Ph.D., University of Southern Indiana (aranderson2@usi.edu); Angela K. Beale, Ph.D., Temple University (abeale@temple.edu); Steven Waller, Ph.D., University of
    Tennessee (swaller2@utk.edu), Shaun Anderson, Ed.D (shaun@diversityinaquatics.org)

Further Information can be found here

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