August 9, 2013

South Florida Aquatic Club coaches, swimmers and friends will get the chance to watch three-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson compete in the FINA World Cup in Berlin, Germany on Saturday and Sunday.

FINA, the sport’s international governing body, will live stream the championship finals at http://ow.ly/2z1bkY or go to fina.org.

Atkinson, coming off a great opening performance at the FINA World Cup in Eindhoven, Netherlands, will not compete in the second World Cup in Berlin, Germany.

Atkinson, 24, won gold medals in the 50- and 100-meter breaststroke, bronze in the 100-meter individual medley and broke two of her own national records.

Atkinson will compete in the same events in Berlin. On Saturday she will swim the 100-meter breaststroke which she is seeded first in and Sunday the 50-meter breaststroke (seeded first) and 100-meter individual medley (seeded third).


Whole Foods in Pembroke Pines is celebrating the remaining days of summer vacation and counting down to school with a Back To School Bash on Saturday.

Parents and swimmers can get tips on preparing healthy lunches, grab some freedies and enjoy free family fun.

Whole Foods will host an entire day of fun with raffles and healthy snacks for kids and nutrition tips for parents.

The schedule is:
11 a.m., the Back To School Kids Club will host an interactive class for kids ages 5-12, where kids learn how to make nutritious snacks that can taste good as well.

Noon-2 p.m., there will be a walk-through the store to sample healthy and delicious snacks for parents and kids.

3 p.m., the first 50 children to stop by the customer service counter will win a free back-to-school goodie bag filled with healthy snacks.

There will also be a Better Yummies For Little Tummies backpack raffle drawing. For more information call 954-394-3500.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com