As I reviewed this year on my personal blog, graymattersonline.net, I mentioned a few swimming events for the family, but I left out a few. Not earth shattering, I'm sure, but I would like to have record of them, nevertheless.
My oldest daughter spent the most time at the pool this year, continuing her lifeguard job at the Y, and even picking up a private pool gig this summer.
While she spent…
Added by Angela Gray on December 31, 2010 at 12:16pm — No Comments
Concerning the first Black National Collegiate Champion in swimming you listed Fred Evans in 1974 in 100 yard Breaststroke. There was a Black Diver from Central State Ohio Al Warren who won the 1 meter and 3 meter diving titles in 1961 and again in 1962 and the 3meter in 1963 at the NAIA championships. Other Black swimmers who won NAIA championships included Byron Ware 100 yd breaststroke (North Central) in 1961, and John Swann from Tennessee State in 100 yard breaststroke…Continue
Children ages 2-4 are at the highest risk of drowning of any age group. And, while the drowning rates for older children are slowly decreasing, the rates for toddlers are actually increasing.
I have yet to find a study that explains why. Based on my research (and my own experience as a mom), I’d venture to say it’s because water is everywhere and it’s fun. It’s a magnet. It draws those little rascals in. At that age, kids not only don’t…Continue
Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on December 15, 2010 at 10:48am — No Comments
Added by LeslieJ. on December 6, 2010 at 2:43pm — No Comments
I had an e-mail from my friend Reese last week. While she was carrying her baby to the car, she fell and sprained her ankle badly. She screamed in pain for her mother to come take the baby and then promptly fainted when the baby was safe in her mother’s arms. It reminded me of an incident when my daughter was 4 months old. It was dinnertime, we had just moved into our house with the beautiful…Continue
Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on December 1, 2010 at 12:22pm — No Comments