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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

October 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Get In Get Out

Usually, I have a yardage goal in mind when I go swimming. That mile marker looms large in my mind, even as I remain stuck around 1000 yards for months at a time.

I have been away from the pool awhile, so I was really looking forward to swimming today and hitting at least 1000 yards.

But, life got in the way, and my son needed me this morning. I had to consider if I had enough time to go swimming this morning at all.

And then I thought about the times I’ve had restricted…

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Added by Angela Gray on October 19, 2012 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Using social media to teach swimming.

 

How can I teach thee?  Let me count the ways....

  1. Traditional swimming lessons  - through your Y, park district pool, community pool, local swim instructor or any other well-regarded program.  The classes should be fun and not at all threatening or frightening to your child.  Start early and…
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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on October 17, 2012 at 10:20am — No Comments

Do you have a social media policy?

I recently wrote about a group of lifeguards was fired for posting a video of them lip-syncing to the wildly successful Gangnam rap song. Variations on Gangnam have garnered over 300,000,000 hits to-date on YouTube.  Thanks to the ham-handed…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on October 10, 2012 at 11:12am — No Comments

7 steps to end drowning.

 

“If you set sights high and you stick with it, you can make real progress.”  Dr. Paul Farmer

Dr. Paul Farmer is a medical anthropologist and physician.  He is a founding director of Partners in Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that provides direct health care services and…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on October 3, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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