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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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7 steps to end drowning.

 

“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 organization that provides direct health care services and…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on October 3, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Drowning, the Silent Epidemic

From the Washington Post, By Editorial Board:
 

IN AN AGE of ethnic conflict, fatal disease and chronic malnutrition, it seems strange to stumble across figures such as this: 388,000 people die every year from drowning, according to the World…

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Added by DAP News on July 14, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Programs that work.

Measurable results.  Sustainable results.  Analysis.  Cost-benefit analysis.

These aren’t just buzzwords.  These are the criteria that all drowning prevention programs should be measured against.

I was thrilled to read the just-published…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on May 23, 2012 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Death.

Death intruded into my life twice last week.  Shockingly.  Wrenchingly.  Unexpectedly.

 

All deaths are not equal.  The impact is not equal.  As I grieve the loss of a family member, someone I have known my whole life, I have a visceral feeling that part of my family’s roots have been torn up too early, violently.  It is a…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 28, 2011 at 9:59am — 2 Comments

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