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    New Mystery Offers Intimate Look at the Bond Among Competitive Swimmers in Inner-City Youth League


    Raised by a drug-addicted mother and criminal stepfather, she became her younger sisters’ only hope—and the rock that held her family together. Now, high school senior Angel Ferente is nowhere to be found.

    Last seen on public transit in the middle of the night, the talented competitive swimmer with an independent streak could have ended up just about anywhere. But on the rough streets of Philadelphia, in a community plagued by drugs and violent crime, her family and friends are finding plenty of cause for concern.

    Narrated by Angel’s troubled younger sister Jeannine and her swim teammate Alex, Watermark, by author and youth education activist, Elise Schiller, explores the challenges of growing up in the inner city in the midst of the crack epidemic and how one girl found refuge in the act of swimming and the steadfast support of her team. Alex and Jeannine form a bond as they find ways to cope with Angel’s absence.

    The swim team and members of a struggling community come together in search of the missing teen—will they manage to figure out where she has gone and track Angel down alive?

    Watermark offers a unique exploration into many timely and poignant themes, including:

  • The importance of youth sports and other youth development activities


  • All young people have assets and strengths to be nurtured, regardless of race or economic status


  • Social investments need to be made on the front end because the stresses of poverty and the resulting trauma are much harder to address, often impossible


  • Problems with our child protective services


  • The unconscionable differences in education in the United States based on the economic status


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    Itsy Bitsy Bikini's by Lume and Karo will Heat up Your Summer


    Skimmpy Bikinis are a swimwear trend that keeps on finding its way back onto beaches around the world. This summer, thousands of tourists and vacationers are heating up the shores in beautiful string bikinis. Lume and Karo are swimwear brands that have designed unique and sexy string bikinis that will make you stand out on the beach this holiday season.

    “Colors are bright, bold and the suits are elegant and classy. Each piece can be custom made to fit the owner to the smallest detail,” says CEO Kasia Roginska. Karo swimwear is a label that has been featured in Sports Illustrated 2016. It embraces modern, on-trend swimwear silhouettes and designs. A hand-crafted jewelry is molded into every piece, and that sets the brand apart as it embodies feminine style with a unique embellishment. Using bright color palettes, flirty & fun prints, silhouettes and cuts, Karo is a high-end collection of resort style swimwear inspired by natural stones, pearls and many other jewels. All designs are for custom orders to fit the owner perfectly.

    Lead designer, Roginska pulls inspiration from art, high fashion, interior design and the natural beauty of Mother Earth. This results in a collection that offers a refuge of elegance and comfort to the distinguished modern woman. A perfect mix between natural structures and silhouettes and modern trends and details, Karo Swimwear is the go-to swim collection for every personality.

    For additional information, please visit http://www.karoswimwear.com/

     Lume and Karo
    Lumé is a collection of swimsuits, cover-ups and accessories which reflect designer, Paula Daza-Chenu’s Colombian heritage. The distinct brightness of the sun in her native Colombia inspired the swimwear line. Below is Lume’s Triangle Bikini Top - Freedom Print ($76.00) and Triangle Bikini Bottom - Freedom Print ($62.00).


     Lume and Karo
    These string bikinis by Karo and Lume embody the sensual nature of the string bikini and reminds us why it is a trend that will never burn out.


    For additional information on Lume, please visit http://www.lumeswimwear.com/


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    Swimwear Line Launches Fully Customizable Design and Handmade Beading and Embroidery


    Karo swimwear Karo swimwear


    Karo swimwear, a line that was recently featured in the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition was developed in 2013 and initially focused on being a bejeweled, handmade line.

    Karo swimwear Karo swimwear


    The collection was created with manually strung semi precious stones, pearls, crystals and other beads. The jewelry is incorporated into each design with high quality spandex fabric and embroidery. As years went by, it grew into a more sophisticated line, made for contemporary, independent women who like to be unique.

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    Karo is a modern fashion statement combining beach and high fashion, all in one bold look. It's designs have been featured in Vogue UK, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Sports Illustrated 2016.

    Karo swimwear Karo swimwear


    For more information on Karo Swimwear or inquiries about featuring Karo on publications please visit karoswimwear.com

    Karo swimwear





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    “Make a Splash,”


    As of April 1, 2014, the USA Swimming Foundation has found that 199 drownings have been reported in the U.S. alone, 46 of which were children under four years old. According to the CDC, approximately 10 people in the U.S. drown every day and more than one in five victims are children under the age of 14. The USA Swimming Foundation and their child-focused water safety initiative, “Make a Splash,” aims to combat those sobering statistics by raising awareness of the importance of swimming as a lifesaving skill.

    “The number of people who have drowned in 2014 so far is tragic,” said Debbie Hesse, Executive Director of the USA Swimming Foundation. “The USA Swimming Foundation is committed to preserving innocent lives and building safer communities. Through our Make a Splash initiative, we have been able to educate and increase awareness of the importance of learning to swim and water safety.”

    Among minority groups, swimming statistics have shown troubling realities. A study conducted by the USA Swimming Foundation and the University of Memphis determined that 70 percent of African American and 60 percent of Hispanic children do not know how to swim. However, studies have also shown that formal swimming lessons reduce the risk of childhood drowning by up to 88%.

    Parents are urged to take their children for swimming lessons as early as possible and to also make sure that no child is ever left unsupervised around any pool or body of water. But what if you or your children are caught in a possible drowning situation? Below are key things to practice that may save your life.

    1. Do not panic. Stay as calm as possible and remember to breathe.

    2. If you are able to roll over and float, do so and call for help.

    3. Tread water (Light movements of arms and legs to stay afloat and keep your head above water. Treading too hard can cause you to lose energy)

    4. Deep water bobs (submerge, push off the bottom, surface and breathe), if possible, bob towards shallow water or an exit point such as a wall.

    5. Grab on to any flotation device to bring yourself to safety.

    About USA Swimming Foundation
    The USA Swimming Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming. Established in 2004, the Foundation works to strengthen the sport by saving lives and building champions—in the pool and in life. Whether we’re equipping our children with learn-to-swim skills through our Make a Splash initiative, or providing financial support to our heroes on the U.S. National Team, the USA Swimming Foundation aims to provide the wonderful experience of swimming to kids at all levels across the country. To learn more, visit www.usaswimmingfoundation.org, facebook.com/SwimFoundation or @SwimFoundation

    About Make A Splash
    Make a Splash is the national child-focused water safety initiative of the USA Swimming Foundation, which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. To date, the Foundation has invested millions of dollars to provide grants to qualified Local Partner learn-to-swim programs, to spread national awareness and to bring together strategic partners to end drowning. To date, more than 2.2 million kids have received the lifesaving gift of swim lessons through our Local Partner network, comprised of more than 600 qualified lesson providers across the nation. To learn more, visit www.makeasplash.org, facebook.com/Make-A-Splash-Tour or #MakeASplash


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