Happy International Water Safety Day! Did you know that today, May 15, is International Water Safety Day? The members of the U.S. Congress know, because a group representing drowning prevention efforts in the U.S. is meeting with them today to alert them to the hidden epidemic of…Continue
Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on May 15, 2013 at 10:17am — No Comments
It’s such a simple, beautiful idea, I was shocked to learn prior to this year, it did not exist. Which perhaps only underscores its urgency.
It’s called “International Water Safety Day.” Think “Earth Day” meets water safety awareness. On May 15th, the first ever Water Safety Day will…
I’ve highlighted several initiatives in the past few months. Time for an update.
1. Petition to the United Nations: Add Drowning to Millennium Development Goal #4, Reduce…Continue
Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on May 9, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
I was reminded time and again this week of why I like kids. That is not to say that I would ever return to middle school, even on pain of death. That is not to say that I think kids should rule the world and parents and adults should not be making the tough decisions and sticking with them. It is to say that if we listen to our kids it can be a good reminder of the…Continue
Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on February 8, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments
Let’s conduct a scientific experiment. Get a plastic water bottle. Put in a teaspoon of sand, dirt or grit. Fill the bottle with water and shake vigorously. Now put your hand behind the bottle and tell me how many fingers you are holding up. Difficult if not impossible.
Now imagine that your child is at a…Continue
Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on August 3, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Einstein
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