About

Donate to Diversity in Aquatics

News

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 – October 2011 Archive (3)

Bath-time Safety

 

Do you remember your baby’s first bath?  My children are 8 and 10 now and I still vividly recall the slightly concerned frown when they were first carefully lowered into the baby bath, which quickly dissolved into sheer bliss.  Just was exciting was the day they discovered that they had power over the water.  If you hit water with your fist it splashes!…

Continue

Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on October 19, 2011 at 10:52am — 3 Comments

Africans are the best swimmers.

For many years, conventional wisdom has held that blacks can not swim.  (I use the term ‘black’ to apply to anyone of African descent.  The term is meant with respect to encompass the broad range of cultures descending from the African continent)  A widely discredited academic report years ago stated that the physiology of a black person leads to their sinking…

Continue

Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on October 12, 2011 at 5:58pm — 2 Comments

Hannah Plint and Australia's National Day of Drowning Prevention

 

Hannah Plint drowned on October 4, 2007, just shy of her third birthday.  

 

Joshua Collingsworth drowned on June 4, 2008, age 2 1/2.

 

Stewie Leonard drowned on January 1, 1989, age 21 months.

 

An estimated 600,000 children drown…

Continue

Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on October 4, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Blog Topics by Tags

Monthly Archives

2013

2012

2011

2010

© 2019   Created by Jayson Jackson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service