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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 'learn' (54)

Is your child house-trained?

Meet Neptune, the latest member of my family.  We adopted 7-month old Neptune (named after the god of the sea, of course) on Saturday.  He is an adorable, smart, push-the-limits and rambunctious bundle of love, not much different from the average 4-year old (which is roughly his age in people years).  But, just like any young child, Neptune needs to learn about his surroundings and how to behave safely and appropriately.  We seem to instinctively understand that dogs…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on January 26, 2011 at 10:55am — No Comments

Bored kids?

 

 

It’s looking like a loooooong time until warm weather hits here in Chicago.  If you’re like me, you are trying to figure out how to keep the kids entertained during the long mostly-indoor winter months.

 

I’ve got two suggestions.  First, print off some coloring sheets from Jabari’s web-site and have…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on January 19, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments

Water, Water everywhere....



Water is everywhere.  It is a source of life - only oxygen is a more immediate physical need.   Water is a central theme in all of the world’s religions for its cleansing, purifying and life-giving properties.  Ancient cultures around the world have deified gods…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on January 13, 2011 at 8:22am — No Comments

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

Do you enjoy scaring toddlers?

Halloween can be a magical time for young children. The chance to be a princess, a superhero, or their favorite animal. I emphasize ‘to be’. Toddlers aren’t very good at differentiating between reality and ‘pretend’. I live in a wonderful small town, best described as ‘a great place to grow up’. This is the first year I took my kids to the infamous ‘scary’ street, where the whole street goes…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on November 3, 2010 at 3:05pm — No Comments

How do you cut death rates 17%?

The new CPR guidelines are out with all sorts of fanfare and media coverage. Great news and lots of new research and discussion over a critical tool that could save some of the 250,000 people who die of heart disease each year. But why not the same media focus on preventing the deaths in the first place? How about this little-seen article with the staggering headline: Analyses: Heart Attack…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on October 27, 2010 at 2:50pm — No Comments

What mentoring programs work in your community?

A friend and colleague in Hawaii, who is also Flotilla Commander for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, sent me some great information about a mentoring/education program between the Coast Guard and the Cub Scouts. Cub Scouts from across the island converge for a day of water safety and water fun. The kids learn about water safety and how to send distress signals using a CD. They learn about…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on October 20, 2010 at 12:00pm — 4 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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