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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

All Blog Posts Tagged 'Safety' (8)

Happy International Water Safety Day!

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…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on May 15, 2013 at 10:17am — No Comments


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IWSD Prompts House of Representatives to Act

United States House of Representatives formally acknowledges that water safety education should be included in primary and secondary schools. …

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Added by Shaun Anderson on May 16, 2012 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments


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It's International Water Safety Day!

International Water Safety Day

By Mike Gustafson/Correspondent

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…

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Added by Shaun Anderson on May 15, 2012 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Update on Global Initiatives

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…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on May 9, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Change like kids.

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…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on February 8, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments

Growing eyes in the back of your head.

 

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…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on August 3, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments


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“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Einstein

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Einstein

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Added by Shaun Anderson on June 23, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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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