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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

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End drowning with 3 words.

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…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on March 21, 2012 at 11:01am — 2 Comments

Let's make some noise!

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…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on February 24, 2011 at 1:38pm — 5 Comments

Who should learn to swim?

“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”…



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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Teenagers - what should we teach them?

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…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 23, 2010 at 12:33pm — 2 Comments

Mom Swims Strong in Hudson River

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.



Her daughter is her inspiration.



She is ours!



Swim Strong Monica!



You can get behind her by donating through http://www.nycswims.org



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Added by Shawn Slevin on May 21, 2009 at 9:50am — No Comments

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