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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

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Council Chair(s): John YearwoodCreator: Jayson JacksonPurpose: To connect individuals and groups who currently participate or are interested in competitive swimming.To share "best practices," especially as they relate to efforts to provide access to groups traditionally underrepresented in the sport.For anyone interested in information, tips, resources, questions, and/or curiosity…See More
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Swimming for the Soul

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 7:14pm 0 Comments

From the WashingtonPost.com, by Lynn Sherr:

To call swimming a religious experience might sound like sacrilege.

But for many of us, every time we slip into a bikini, or plunge into the ocean, or pound out our laps, we’re actually taking part in a spiritual rite. Swimming is an ancient activity, combining the mystical properties of waters with the pure joy of…


USRowing Diversity Invitational Recap

Posted on August 5, 2011 at 12:55pm 0 Comments

On July 30 my wife and I had the honor and privilege to attend the First Annual USRowing Diversity Invitational. For those of you who have never been to Rochester, I highly suggest you make a visit. I honestly felt as if Rochester is the friendliest city I have ever been to. Upon arriving to city limits, we quickly found the park that is the home to the Genesee Waterways…


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At 3:56pm on September 20, 2016, Eugenia Gregoire said…

Hi Jason,

Saw the article in Swimmer magazine and decided to join.

Keep swimming!

Eugenia(Jean) Gregoire

At 1:14pm on September 20, 2016, Megan Fitzsimmons said…

Hi Jayson, I am a Masters swimmer so I receive the USMS SWIMMER magazine. The most recent issue has an article that mentions the organization, so I came online to find out more!

At 8:49pm on August 5, 2016, Alexandra Castro said…

Thank you Jayson! I saw your page on Facebook.   Alexandra

At 4:46pm on July 18, 2016, Martha Fowler said…
Dear Jayson,
Thank you for the warm welcome. I am a student of coach Thaddeous swimming with PB masters... I'll be attending the convention next week. I look forward meeting you and the rest of the members.
At 7:30am on July 8, 2016, Black Marlin Swim & Triathlon said…

Hi Jayson,

I was researching about programs that has a mission similar to ours and I found you.


At 6:01pm on July 6, 2016, Gretchen Sanders said…

Hi Jayson, how can I get in touch with you? 

At 9:17am on April 28, 2016, Cathleen said…

Thanks Jayson.  Thaddeus Gamory sent me an invitation.

At 5:24pm on April 14, 2016, Niccolea M Nance said…

Hello Jayson!
Sorry I didn't see your comment until today since I haven't been logging in since I started the profile! >_br/>I don't even remember how I found this site! I think it was because I was trying to find a particular Black sailor (Either HE Ross or Paul Mixon) and a link to his profile on this page came up. ^_^

At 9:12am on February 17, 2016, Gwen said…

Hi Jayson!

Thanks for the warm welcome!  I found your link on DC Wave Swimming page.

At 11:58am on February 2, 2016, Amanda Simmons said…

Hi Jayson,

One of my supervisors actually sent me the most recent newsletter and mentioned I could get on the mailing list. 

Thanks for reaching out!



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