Ready, Set, Gold! recently conducted its end-of-(school) year evaluation at the LA ’84 Foundation and a turnout of more than 30 people – which included Olympians, Paralympians and teachers – participated in our best program ever! First, RSG! Chairman John Naber (swimming ’76) offered up his always-insightful thoughts on L.A.’s bid prospects for the 2024 Games. Attendees then got a formal introduction to Olympian John Moffet (swimming, ’80, ’84), the new head of the Southern California Olympians & Paralympians Association (SCOPA). Finally, keynote presenters Chad Fenwick from LAUSD and Olympian Tai Babilonia (pair skating, ’76, ’80) spoke on the process of implementing the RSG! program into a new school.
This the the fourth in a series of Q&A’s with RSG! Olympians and Paralympians on the topic of health and fitness. Tasha competed in two Olympic Games — 2000 Sydney and 2008 Beijing, where she won a bronze medal in the 400m hurdles. This is Tasha's 4th year participating in RSG! She currently mentors students at four schools: 49th Street Elementary, Elizabeth Learning Center, KIPP Scholar Academy, and ICEF Innovation. Q. What is your best exercise advice? A. Work not only … [Read More...] about 5 QUESTIONS WITH RSG! OLYMPIAN TASHA DANVERS
Earlier this week, Olympic gold medal swimmer John Naber paid a visit to Franklin High School’s 9th grade PE class as part of the Ready, Set, Gold! program. During the hour-long visit, John led the students in a series of exercise activities, and then provided a little history lesson on the Olympic Games. Students learned the motto of the Olympics, “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” which is translated from Latin as Faster, Higher, Stronger. As John pointed out, this does not mean the Olympics … [Read More...] about RSG! Olympian John Naber Visits Franklin HS
This the the first in a series of Q&A's with RSG! Olympians and Paralympians on the topic of health and fitness. Ron competed in cycling at the 1972 Munich and 1976 Montreal Games. This is Ron's 10th year participating in RSG! He currently mentors students at Allesandro Elementary. Q. What is your best exercise advice? A. When you find a sport that you enjoy, talk to people who are already good at it, and find out what they did to become successful, and how long … [Read More...] about 5 QUESTIONS WITH OLYMPIAN RON SKARIN