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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 – September 2010 Archive (3)

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

Teenagers - what should we teach them?

I really enjoy talking with teenagers. Perhaps it’s because I did such a lousy job of being a teenager myself, but I really enjoy being with them. I hear them talk, I listen to how they think, I watch what they do, and how and why they make decisions - or how they don’t think at all when they make decisions - and it amazes me how any of us make it through that time. Tossed into a churning…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 23, 2010 at 12:33pm — 2 Comments

How do otters learn to swim?

I was getting in my swim while my daughter had her lesson on Sunday and was watching the parent-tot class in the kid pool. Average age probably 18-24 months, and you saw the whole gamut of personalities in that group of 10 kids. One petite little girl was leaping into the water without inhibition or fear. One little boy was far more interested in deconstructing the safety cone blocking off the…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 15, 2010 at 10:09pm — 2 Comments

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