When I woke up too early today, I thought that my strategy for swimming was failing me. The whole beating the crowd deal neither avoided the crowd, nor gave me enough time to swim my whole set.
So I considered getting to the pool at its opening. Then I sat around until my usual time to leave. I’m nothing if not a creature of habit.
Then I noticed the snow. It had snowed around 6 inches the night before, and I wondered if I would be able to leave my block.
But it was…Continue
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"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed." -Booker T. Washington.
Good luck to all the girls and boys swimming at the 27th Annual Black History Swim Meet in Washington, D.C. this weekend!
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Counting down to International Water Safety Day, May 15th, 2013. Just 3 months away! Let us know what you've got planned!
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Pictured below is Chinese swimmer and multiple Paralympic gold medallist, He Junquan. He represented China at the 2004 Paralympics where…Continue
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Joe Jones Logs Landmark Yard follow the link to the Finis blog page to read about how Joe Jones has utilized swimming and logged up to 100million yards in the pool!
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Missed Lia Neal on the Today Show? Check her out here as the @Grio named her a part of the celebration of the top 100 African America Accomplishments of today http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/50693393#50693393
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If you're in the Los Angeles area please join me for an informal Diversity Roundtable!
Frankie & Johnnie's NY Pizza,
534 Washington Boulevard, Marina del Rey, CA
Wednesday December 12, 2012 @ 8:30PM
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Have a great program but no way to fund it? Crowdfunding could be the answer. Social media is changing how we do business in more ways than one. The old way of doing business meant funding programs by applying for grants, hosting charity runs or selling candy to raise money. …Continue
Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on November 28, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments
Are you a ‘buy every child safety product on the market’ parent or a ‘well, a few bumps won’t kill them’ parent? Is every table in your house surrounded with foam padding or do you silently curse when you are visiting someone with an indecipherable toilet lock?
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Coach Solomon, focusing on instilling knowledge, now offers year round stroke clinics and individualized stroke enhancement for the serious athlete.
If you want to excel to YOUR highest level in the sport of swimming, then train.
November Butterfly Clinic Registration is NOW…Continue
Added by Solomon Robinson on November 5, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
My daughter’s science teacher’s wife looked familiar. I knew I had seen her before; thought I’d met her before,but I couldn’t quite place her.
When I saw her at a friend’s surprise birthday party, I thought that was the connection. But this morning, I saw her at the pool.
I think that’s where I’d seen her before.
Last weekend, I went to a zumba party, and I saw someone else I’d met at the pool, years ago. Although my kids’ former swim coaches have all moved away, the…Continue
Added by Angela Gray on November 2, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments
’m a mom and I’m pissed off. Not a bit concerned. Not even angry. I’m pissed off as in, ‘I have a flame thrower and I’m not afraid to use it’ pissed off. Why? Because child safety is about as big a mom issue as you can get, and yet children keep drowning and no one is talking about…Continue
Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on November 1, 2012 at 12:48pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Angela Gray on October 19, 2012 at 5:40pm — No Comments
How can I teach thee? Let me count the ways....
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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…Continue
Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on October 10, 2012 at 11:12am — No Comments
“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…Continue
Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on October 3, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by Angela Gray on September 21, 2012 at 2:44pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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