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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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Masters, Bachelors, High School
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Recreational Swimming, Scuba, Boating
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Senior manager @ EPA Region 3 in Philadelphia
Member, EPA Dive Team - Dive Master
NAUI Dive Instructor (past)
Over 30 years of diving experience
Competitive swimming @ West Phila. HS
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At 9:47pm on February 23, 2009, Charles Lumpkin said…
Glad to see you on the site. Charlie
At 6:45am on September 4, 2008, Wanda Jean Butts said…
Thanks John - I am very proud and glad to know you. How did you ever begin/want or even know about diving? Were you a swimmer first?
At 5:25pm on September 2, 2008, Wanda Jean Butts said…
Nice boat!!! Is it yours? Do you "drive" it? I don't know the terminology for boating - but I am a willing to learn it. Glad to have you share your expertise with DAP. Welcome Aboard. I am so excited about learning more about the diversity in aquatics. So much I never knew existed. All good things to you.....peace & love - I am Josh's Moms........wanda
At 1:41pm on August 22, 2008, Michele said…
Hey John! Love your pictures. Take a look at a few of mine. Have you or do you know any of our NABS members in the Atlantic Rangers? They are in Philly. This year the Summit will be in Bonaire. Hope you can make there, we would love to have you. Join the SCUBA section of this website.
At 9:44pm on August 7, 2008, John A Armstead said…
I appreciate the welcome note Darrick. Looking forward to the dialogues.
At 9:41am on August 4, 2008, Darrick Linton said…
Hi John,
Welcome to the site and happy to have you aboard. I know we will look forward to hearing from you with your experience and expertise as a Dive Master via our open forum and discussions. Take Care and God Bless You. Darrick aka dswimmerman

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