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Articles > Backstroker Lenny Krayzelburg Giving Back

Four-time Olympic gold medalist and Center for Sport and Jewish Life Advisory Board member Lenny Krayzelburg has never lost sight of his journey to the top of his sport. As a recently arrived teen from the Ukraine who spoke a faltering English, Krayzelburg found a home of sorts at the Los Angeles JCC, before achieving fame at USC and the Sydney and Athens Olympics. In recent times, the pool at the JCC has fallen into a state of disrepair. Krayzelburg, a one-time JCC lifeguard, tossed the JCC a life preserver in the form of a $100,000 donation.

Krayzelburg served as head judge for The Center for Sport and Jewish Life's last essay contest, and continues to actively support the Center's work.

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