Summer is here and this is the time for families to register their children for swimming lessons. After 20+ years spent as an aquatics director and swim lesson instructor-trainer, let me share some ideas and tips to assist you with this important learning activity. Regardless of your child’s swimming ability, you can play a critical … Continue reading Swimming Lessons: Helpful Hints for Parents
Why Inner City Kids Need Black Lifeguards
Swimming Pool Image by freelancerphotos4u.wordpress.com As the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday approaches, I want to discuss the subject of leisure as it relates to race. I spent many years as the aquatics director for a large urban recreation department recruiting lifeguards from varied ethnic backgrounds. The lack of African-American lifeguards serves as a … Continue reading Why Inner City Kids Need Black Lifeguards
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