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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 – April 2011 Archive (4)

World Record Swim Set for May 1st!

 

 

Don Walsh is an extraordinary man by anyone’s definition.  Mentor to Navy SEAL candidates, 3-tour Vietnam War Veteran, coach for minority women’s triathalon teams, guitarist, water safety author, husband, and father.  He’s been a serious open water swimming competitor for three decades, including circling Key West (12.5 miles), Manhattan (28.5 miles)…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on April 26, 2011 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Why is MY kid afraid of the water?

 

Every week I see the same little boy, around 4, wailing through his swim lesson.  Always the same routine - he enters the pool area and starts crying.  He cries for 30 minutes straight, quite pathetically, and stops as soon as the towel is wrapped around him and he’s walking calmly into the locker room.  

 

Why? …

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on April 20, 2011 at 1:57pm — 2 Comments

Show and Tell

 

When my son was about one we were on one of those turbulent flights where you suspect even the pilot is white-knuckling it.  I made one of my better parenting decisions at that moment.  I looked at him and said ‘this is the fun part, where the plane goes bumpity-bump!’  And, here’s the important thing, I looked like I was enjoying myself!  I did not…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on April 13, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments

Two Heads Are Better Than One.

 

There are so many great water safety programs out there.  Won’t you take a moment to share yours?   

 

Here is a brief, confidential survey.  It only takes a few minutes to complete and you’ll receive a complimentary copy of the results later this…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on April 6, 2011 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment

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