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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

 

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 have developed a comprehensive and pragmatic analysis of the situation and a plan to end childhood drowning permanently.

 

We need a global strategy and local solutions.  In my paper, I lay out a global strategy for ending childhood drowning in three parts:  targeting young children; raising awareness; and effectively harnessing economic arguments to gain funding and government commitment.  I also address the elements of successful local solutions that can be adopted in every community.

 

Click here to read the full text. 

 

If you prefer, I am happy to send you the text in a Word document - just e-mail me at rebecca@rebeccawearrobinson.com.  I welcome your feedback and if you find the information useful or thought-provoking, please pass it on.

 

My goal, in my lifetime:  No More Children Drown.

 

I look forward to working with you.

 


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