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  • Krayzelburg Dives In to Save JCC’s Pool

    By Marc Ballon

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Ely Pouget had a solid reason for trekking down last week from her home in the Hollywood Hills to the Westside Jewish Community Center (JCC) on Olympic Boulevard. She wanted her twin daughters to take swimming lessons with Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg.

    So far, so good --...

  • Krayzelburg Dives in to Rescue JCC Pool

    By Marc Ballon

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When Lenny Krayzelburg immigrated to the United States in 1989, he dreamed of a better future. Krayzelburg, a Ukrainian emigre who would go on to become a four-time Olympic gold medalist, found that future at the Westside Jewish Community Center. Despite his broken English and...

  • Community Briefs

    July 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Golden Rules

    Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg returned last week to the Westside Jewish Community Center (WJCC), where he trained as a teenager, to teach young competitive swimmers what it takes to make the gold.

    Krayzelburg, along with former coach Stuart Blumkin and senior...