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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.…

Former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka

Good video about former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka


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Shaun Anderson
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Education Level
Public, HBCU / HSI School, PWI
Swimming Level
Yes - Competitive Level
Aquatic Interest
Competitive Swimming, Recreational Swimming, Lifeguarding, Swim Lessons, Scuba, Surfing, Boating, Rowing, Diving, Other, Drowning Research
Aquatics Occupation
Administrative, Athlete, Competitive Coach, Instructor, Lifeguard, Owner, Research, Other
Aquatic Membership Affiliation(s):
American Red Cross, US Masters, USA Swimming, USOC, Other Aquatic Association, Drowning Prevention Association
More about me:
Dr. Shaun M. Anderson co-founded and served as the first Executive Director of Diversity in Aquatics from 2008-2017. In addition to his work with Diversity in Aquatics, Dr. Anderson has been a faculty member in the Department of Health, Physical Education & Exercise Science at Norfolk State University since 2004. He also co-founded the nonprofit Diversity in Aquatics as well as the International Water Safety Foundation which proceeds over International Water Safety Day. Dr. Anderson has been a Diversity Consultant for USA Swimming since 2009, and has also consulted a number of aquatics based organizations including US Naval Special Warfare, The Bahamas Swimming Federation and the American Red Cross to name a few. He has become a global spokesperson on the issue of diversity in swimming and aquatic safety. As a result of his efforts he has run swimming and water safety clinics throughout the world, including in the countries of Brazil, Argentina, and the Philippines. In 2011, Dr. Anderson was recognized by the United States Congress for his efforts and became part of the official Congressional Record of the United States. During his undergraduate work at Penn State University he was a four-year member of Penn State’s varsity swim team. In addition to his Ed.D from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Dr. Anderson also holds an MBA for California State University, Long Beach.

Diversity in Aquatics - Co-Founder
International Water Safety Day - Co-Founder
USA Swimming - Diversity Consultant
Norfolk State University - Faculty
Penn State University - Former Collegiate Swimmer
Booker T. Washington Swim Team- Former Head Coach
Old Dominion University Swimming - Former Assistant Coach
Tidewater Aquatic Club - Former Assistant Coach
Ed.D University of Maryland Eastern Shore
MBA (Finance) Cal. State Long Beach
Sup de Co; (European Business Finance) Montpellier,France
B.S. (Kinesiology) Penn State

On March 29, 2011 Shaun Anderson and Diversity in Aquatics became part of the permanent United States Congressional Record.

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Go Reece!

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Good Morning America clip of Reece being SI Kid Athlete of the year!…


2015 DAP Caribbean Council Meeting/Summit

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DAP Caribbean Council Meeting/Summit at Knutsford Court Hotel - Kingston Jamaica May 16, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm

United States of America Congressional Record

On March 29, 2011 Shaun Anderson and Diversity in Aquatics became part of the permanent United States Congressional Record.  Below is the transcript from that day.


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At 1:54pm on July 20, 2016, Gainus Wright, III said…

Hi Shaun,

Touching base. Plan to be a bit more active. Trying to get a copy of the camp schedule at Nova Southeastern so I can present it to the team. Ken's name doesn't pop up in the search here.

At 9:51pm on June 18, 2016, Michelle G. said…

Hello Shaun,

Thanks for your friend request. Really love this forum that you and Jayson founded! Michelle

At 9:18am on October 27, 2015, Stanley McIntosh said…

Hello Shaun,

Attach is a new brochure we are putting together in Columbia, SC. I have a meeting with our school district leaders to update more local numbers to place on the brochure.  Mike Switalski coach with the Buffalo City Swim Racers has a program in Buffalo, NY that gave me the idea for this brochure. His program in New York gives children in low income house hold the opportunity to swim.





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