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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.

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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.…

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I am producing a documentary film called Parting the Waters -- the story of African-American championship swimmers Maritza Correia and Cullen Jones, and the young black and Latino swimmers coming up behind them –– as they challenge old myths, fears, and stereotypes to break down the last vestiges of segregation.

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Good news from Parting the Waters documentary film

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 3:10pm 0 Comments

We have just learned that Parting the Waters has received $50,000 from Perry Ellis International! Perry Ellis International is the official licensee of Nike Swim, and also Maritza Correia's new professional home.

This is exciting news, and also energizing! This is a challenge donation; we have to raise the OTHER $50,000 in the next 6 weeks, in time for a Labor Day screening.

I am confident about this, especially since friends and colleagues across the country are stepping… Continue

Parting the Waters on Swimming World TV

Posted on July 14, 2008 at 7:47am 0 Comments

When Josh and Jenny were in Omaha for the Olympic Trials, Brent Rutemiller of Swimming World Magazine interviewed us for the Morning Swim Show on SwimmingWorldMagazine.com.

Click here to see the video and to read an accompanying story. (Both are on the Swimming World home page. The story's on the left, and the video should start automatically on the right.)

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At 2:22pm on January 13, 2011, Jayson Jackson said…
Happy Birthday Jenny!
At 12:15pm on October 1, 2010, Gina Gunn said…
How's the project coming along?
At 2:04pm on April 16, 2010, Lael Ajay said…
Hello Jenny,
I'd be happy to help you! Please tell me if you need anything.
At 10:49pm on February 27, 2010, Angela Gray said…

I would love to see your documentary. How could I?
At 11:13pm on February 23, 2010, Earl Hawkins said…
You're welcome Jenny. I look forward to us meeting.
At 9:19pm on February 22, 2010, Earl Hawkins said…
Hi Jenny,

Nice meeting you. I love what your doing with the documentary. As an African American Swimmer myself, I applaud you.
At 2:12pm on February 17, 2010, Kathleen Lawrence said…
Hi, Jenny:
I would like help if you need me. Live in AZ . Travel alot and swim pool Master's and Open Water. BBC here filming my lake swim. I wrote a Documentary years ago about Today's Women Heroes. Produced on LA network. My website: granniegatorhead.wordpress.com.
This Sunday Senior Olympic Individuals and then we leave to swim open water in Mexico. I am always available online.
Cheers! Kathleen Lawrence
At 2:03pm on February 16, 2010, Dudley Edmondson said…
Hi jenny

that is very interesting to me because I am just transitioning from a successful career as a still photographer to documentary film making........your project sounds great
At 10:21pm on February 15, 2010, Chris Monte said…
Hi Jenny,

If you need any editing help, let me know. Would love to contribute (If you need the help).


Chris Monte
At 9:12pm on February 15, 2010, Paul Olson said…
Good luck on your documentary, I wish I could help. I was a Union stagehand for 30 years and did a lot of film and even more Theater work I have a great appreciation for what your doing . Please let me know if there is any thing I can do .I also wold love to see your finished product . So please put me on your list

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