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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

Rebecca Wear Robinson's Blog Posts Tagged 'infant' (48)

Where is your joy?

 

 

Kids know how to have fun.  Adults?  Well, sometimes we…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on January 5, 2011 at 10:55am — 2 Comments

Reaching - and positively influencing - the 2-4's

Children ages 2-4 are at the highest risk of drowning of any age group. And, while the drowning rates for older children are slowly decreasing, the rates for toddlers are actually increasing.

I have yet to find a study that explains why. Based on my research (and my own experience as a mom), I’d venture to say it’s because water is everywhere and it’s fun. It’s a magnet. It draws those little rascals in. At that age, kids not only don’t…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on December 15, 2010 at 10:48am — No Comments

Instinctual Protection

I had an e-mail from my friend Reese last week. While she was carrying her baby to the car, she fell and sprained her ankle badly. She screamed in pain for her mother to come take the baby and then promptly fainted when the baby was safe in her mother’s arms. It reminded me of an incident when my daughter was 4 months old. It was dinnertime, we had just moved into our house with the beautiful…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on December 1, 2010 at 12:22pm — No Comments

10 Things I Love About Men

  1. 1. Courage: Marcellus “Dat Dude” Wiley, pro football player, was so affected by children drowning that he was willing to go on national television and say he was overcome with emotion after facing his own fear of water and doing an ocean swim. …
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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on November 17, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Who am I and why do you care?

Some of you have been reading my blogs over the last year or so. Maybe you’ve seen my activity on Twitter or connected with me on Facebook. First of all, I’d like to say Thank You! and I genuinely look forward to connecting with more people who share my passion. I’d like to learn more about you - people’s stories fascinate me. By now I’m guessing that more than a few of you are wondering “Why…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on November 10, 2010 at 2:51pm — 2 Comments

A bad economy does't have to mean you can't keep your kids safe.

Times are tough for almost everyone today, but that doesn’t have to mean you can’t keep your kids out of danger. The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act established a Grant Program to assist states in implementing new laws and regulations for pool and spa safety. Check out this site and see if you are eligible for funds to make your neighborhood pools safer.…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on October 13, 2010 at 3:32pm — No Comments

What are you afraid of?

I have a theory.



Fear paralyzes, Hope mobilizes.…



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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on October 6, 2010 at 3:43pm — 2 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

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