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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 – August 2011 Archive (5)

Is it an emergency yet?

Hurricane Irene blasted the East Coast of the U.S. last week.  Millions of dollars of damage, widespread power outages, and so far 40 deaths reported across seven states.  Why did so many people die?  With any natural disaster some tragic accidents occur.  An 11-year old boy was killed when a tree fell through the roof of his…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on August 31, 2011 at 8:10am — No Comments

Stormy Weather

 

In Chicago we are nearing the end of a summer season of the most violent and unpredictable weather that I have seen in almost 48 years.  Half a dozen times in two months we’ve gone from some rather benign gray clouds to tornado-force winds and torrential rain within a matter of minutes.  The summer sound of cicadas screeching has been drowned out by the…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on August 24, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments

Stormy Weather

In Chicago we are nearing the end of a summer season of the most violent and unpredictable weather that I have seen in almost 48 years.  Half a dozen times in two months we’ve gone from some rather benign gray clouds to tornado-force winds and torrential rain within a matter of minutes.  The summer sound of cicadas screeching has been drowned out by the buzz of…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on August 17, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Who would you choose as a role model?

 

Ryan Lochte beat Michael Phelps in a race.  Pretty amazing just as a physical accomplishment, but even more exciting from my point of view, he’s very cool.  As in getting loads of endorsements, has ‘the look’, and the kind of ‘grooves to his own drummer’ cool that kids will respond to.  There was a great article in the…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on August 10, 2011 at 12:11pm — 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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