How do we end drowning? We change people’s behavior around water.
How do we change behavior? We change intrinsic motivation, how someone acts even if no one else is around.
How do we change intrinsic motivation? Tell people what to do. Motivate people to do the right thing. Make it easy…Continue
Accident (noun) - 1. an undesirable or unfortunate happening that occurs unintentionally and usually results in harm, injury, damage, or loss; casualty; mishap. 2. an event that happens unexpectedly, without deliberate plan or cause.
Accidents happen every day. 1065 children accidentally drown every day. This means that roughly, 10,650 children ‘almost’ drown every day and many are permanently damaged and require lifetime care. Let’s put…Continue
“We don’t have a pool” “We’re so busy with soccer/football/gymnastics” “It’s such a pain with the wet suits and wet hair” “It’s too expensive to join a pool or take lessons” “We’re just not a swimming family”…
I really enjoy talking with teenagers. Perhaps it’s because I did such a lousy job of being a teenager myself, but I really enjoy being with them. I hear them talk, I listen to how they think, I watch what they do, and how and why they make decisions - or how they don’t think at all when they make decisions - and it amazes me how any of us make it through that time. Tossed into a churning…Continue
This Saturday Monica Gonzales will dive into the cold waters of the Hudson River in NYC to raise funds and educate people about the great work Swim Strong does in saving and changing children's lives.
Added by Shawn Slevin on May 21, 2009 at 9:50am — No Comments