My husband gave our cat her first bath last night. He had to gently talk her out of climbing out of the tub and bolting for the nearest corner.
He also had to hold her firmly, and cut her nails beforehand.
The cat cried pitifully the whole time anyway, and desperately tried to escape the whole time.
She reminded me of black folks and water. I could see her rationalizing in her little cat brain how she’s a cat! And they don’t do water, and it works for…Continue
Added by Shaun Anderson on March 31, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Added by Shaun Anderson on March 30, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
In San Diego at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) 2011 National Convention. Yesterday I attended a presentation featuring DAP member Dr. Angela Beale entitled "Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility". In listening to the presentation it sparked the following thought: If you are involved with aquatics in any way, shape or form and are aware that over 1,000 people drown everyday then you instantly have a social…Continue
From TakePart.com, by Jon Bowermaster:
Eleuthera, Bahamas—Named after the Greek word for “freedom,” Eleuthera is 110 miles long and just a mile at its widest. To the east is the occasionally wild…Continue
I was thinking about this topic at work today. I often wondered what makes people like Joe Paterno, Geno Auriemma, Jim Stein, Todd Bozeman, David Marsh and Mike Krzykzewski great coaches. The easy answer is winning. However, its not just winning. If we say its only communication we over look just how important it is to actually do the right thing. A person can commuincate very well and be loved universally, however, if they have the wrong ideas regarding their sport they will lose. Finally,…Continue
I just saw a video of Cullen Jones on the Today Show. A few things stood out to me. One was how far Black History Month has slipped down on my priority list.
I’m pretty sure I dredged up as much black swimming history as I could last year, and posted just about every day in February.
This year, I’ve been focusing on other things. I haven’t meant to neglect the blog, but it has…Continue
Added by Angela Gray on March 18, 2011 at 7:18pm — No Comments
This is a longer document that covers a pending Swim and Water Polo Camp that we'll be running in Pittsburgh for Pittsburgh Public Schools in July and August 2011. It goes 5 weeks and is offered at a city high school for kids that are going into middle school grades (6th, 7th and 8th graders).
Feedback welcomed here.
From Washington Afro-American:
Murrain Associates and the National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS), in partnership with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, this month launched Voyage to Discovery, a new website and education initiative highlighting untold stories of African Americans and the sea.
Aimed at everyone from students to adults, the website offers feature stories, interviews, and videos…Continue
Added by Jayson Jackson on March 3, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Pensacola News Journal, By: Jamie Secola:
Like many parents my calendar is awash in ink from scheduling activities and play dates for my children. Why do we do it? Because in a lot of areas just letting them out the front door is not the option it was for our parents. Because we want our kids to develop socially, emotionally and…Continue