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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 2011 Archive (4)

Death.

Death intruded into my life twice last week.  Shockingly.  Wrenchingly.  Unexpectedly.

 

All deaths are not equal.  The impact is not equal.  As I grieve the loss of a family member, someone I have known my whole life, I have a visceral feeling that part of my family’s roots have been torn up too early, violently.  It is a…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 28, 2011 at 9:59am — 2 Comments

Let's Move!

Good news!  There is one area where we are surging forward with growth rates in the double digits.  The bad news?  The area is childhood obesity.  

 

According to the CDC, childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years, up to 20% of children ages 6-11 in the U.S.  It used to be that Americans were the global joke…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 21, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

A Plan to End Childhood Drowning

 

One child drowns every minute.

 

Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1-4 globally.

 

Drowning is entirely preventable - so why aren’t we preventing it?

 

I’ve been working on the issue for four years now and…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 14, 2011 at 10:45am — No Comments

Doctors want your baby to swim!

The Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics spearheaded an innovative initiative.  They write prescriptions for water safety and swimming classes for infants and toddlers.  The result?  Safer children and more aware parents.  

 

The concept is simple.  Parents look to, and trust, their child’s doctor to keep…

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Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on September 7, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments

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