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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.

From The New York Times:

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

http://www.foxsports.com/video?vid=396080195760

September 2012 Blog Posts (8)

Make Stone Soup.

Are we ‘Too many cooks spoil the soup’ or ‘Stone soup’?   (Stone soup is the fable where the hungry soldier puts a stone in a pot of water and convinces the townspeople to add to the ‘delicious’ stone soup by adding a turnip, a potato, a carrot, until it really does become a delicious soup for the whole…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 26, 2012 at 10:24am — 2 Comments

swimming sideways

 



When I went swimming last week, the pool was full. I think I saw some high school kids as well as college kids and the usual older crowd. Summer is over, so I should expect more of the same next week. Also? I got there a good 15-30 minutes earlier than usual. Note to self: don’t do that.

Anyway, all the lanes had two people in them, so I did something I haven’t done before. I joined the people swimming in the diving well, horizontally across the pool.…

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Added by Angela Gray on September 21, 2012 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Shallow Water Blackout

Even the best swimmers are not drown-proof, and Shallow Water Blackout can be the cause.  I’ve had some inquiries about Shallow Water Blackout recently which led me to develop a list of resources.  I thought I’d share them here, starting with a description of the issue…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 19, 2012 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Drowning Awareness

Check out this article on Drowning Awareness from swimnerd.com

Added by DAP News on September 19, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Should you fire people for being happy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ohqy7aAwMc

 

A group of lifeguards was fired for creating a video on YouTube.  This link has over 1,000,000 hits so far.  Yes, that is 1 million people who now know what a lifeguard uniform looks like.  It’s 1 million…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 12, 2012 at 11:50am — No Comments

Wet cell phones don't work.

That’s right, cell phones don’t work when they are wet.  I’ve heard the trick about putting them in a bag of rice to dry them out, so if you leave your phone outside during a rain storm or it tips out of your pocket into a puddle, you can bring it back to life in a day.  That’s great, but…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 5, 2012 at 11:32am — No Comments

Chesterfield Pool

Hampton Roads, in particular Norfolk, VA, is an exceptional place to live and work with great many exceptional people. Look around you and you will see either a big little city or a little big city that not only has culture and the arts but also great athletes. Did you know thanks to Norfolk Southern and the expansion of the shipping pier this place now handles the most amounts of export and import in the United States. Mass transit that is the beginning of an entire system in a city that…

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Added by Robeson White on September 4, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments

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