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Women’s Swimming and Diving Making an Impact as Youth Mentors

Pictured: Senior Natalia Festa coordinated the intial efforts to have Harvard athletes help coach the Roxbury Stingrays.
Photo Courtesy: David Silverman


CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—
For nearly a year, members of the Harvard women’s swimming and diving team have been volunteering their time to help coach the Roxbury Stingrays swim team. An ethnically and age diverse group, the Stingrays have benefitted greatly from the efforts made by a number of Crimson swimmers since Harvard began its affiliation with the Roxbury team in March 2009.

The Bay State Banner, a periodical that features news regarding Massachusetts’ African-American community, recently published a story about the Roxbury Stingrays and the influence the Harvard swimmers have had on the group. To read the full story, Click Here.

Harvard returns to action Feb. 25-27 as it hosts the Ivy League Championships at Blodgett Pool. The ECAC Championships are also taking place this weekend in Pittsburgh, Pa.