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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

Social Impact bonds are “a new strategy for improving the performance of government programs. In short, private investors — typically foundations — pay the costs of a new program in its early years, and the government later repays the investors, often with a bonus, as long as the program meets its goals. If it fails, taxpayers pay nothing.”

The initial target areas are health care, energy, and education.  Why not drowning prevention?  If we are going to end drowning we need to raise awareness that drowning is as big an issue as health care and can be solved through educational programs.  And then be creative in how we fund those programs.

If you want to learn more about social impact bonds, here are a couple of articles.

 

Or read the full reportby the Harvard researcher Jeffrey Liebman.

We can end drowning, one drop of innovation and change at a time.

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