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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

November 2010 Blog Posts (5)

10 Things I Love About Men

  1. 1. Courage: Marcellus “Dat Dude” Wiley, pro football player, was so affected by children drowning that he was willing to go on national television and say he was overcome with emotion after facing his own fear of water and doing an ocean swim. …
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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on November 17, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

The progress of my swimming...

Hello Everyone,

I would like to let you know that I am a 28 year old Black male who is almost through with the swim lessons that I started in July of this year. It took a while to conquer my fear of the water; I had to learn to blow bubbles by exhaling, hold my breath and know how to take quick breaths, kick my feet in the correct position and move my arms and feet simultaneously. The lessons are postponed because it is getting cold, and my swim instructor is trying to find the…
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Added by Jon M. Lattimore on November 10, 2010 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Who am I and why do you care?

Some of you have been reading my blogs over the last year or so. Maybe you’ve seen my activity on Twitter or connected with me on Facebook. First of all, I’d like to say Thank You! and I genuinely look forward to connecting with more people who share my passion. I’d like to learn more about you - people’s stories fascinate me. By now I’m guessing that more than a few of you are wondering “Why…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on November 10, 2010 at 2:51pm — 2 Comments

Dance Class in the Pool

My little girls started swim lessons tonight, after a month of cheerleading. They are returning swimmers, both at level 5, while their little brother, who’s been in lessons for a month, is a beginner at level 2.



For awhile tonight, it looked more like water ballet than swimming. The girls’ coach had his class form a circle so he could show them the proper backstroke arms. Everyone copied the teacher in rhythm.



Meanwhile, the head coach pulled my son’s class out of the pool… Continue

Added by Angela Gray on November 3, 2010 at 10:11pm — 3 Comments

Do you enjoy scaring toddlers?

Halloween can be a magical time for young children. The chance to be a princess, a superhero, or their favorite animal. I emphasize ‘to be’. Toddlers aren’t very good at differentiating between reality and ‘pretend’. I live in a wonderful small town, best described as ‘a great place to grow up’. This is the first year I took my kids to the infamous ‘scary’ street, where the whole street goes…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on November 3, 2010 at 3:05pm — No Comments

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