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  • It’s four years of fun for the Darien Fencing Club

    It’s four years of fun for the Darien Fencing Club

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    FENCING The Darien Fencing Club for Kids is in its fourth year and going strong. With over 150 area youngsters having gone through the program, the club has also produced a fencer who has won a national tournament, just last summer. And a former Beijing Olympian is coaching classes, while the popularity of the sport grows, as indicated by the numbers showing up to safely flail away with the foils. Ref:http://www.darientimes.com/9943/duels-rule-its-four-years-of-fun-for-the-darien-fencing-club/

  • Parents of Aspiring Olympians Wrestle With the Cost, TD Ameritrade Finds

    Parents of Aspiring Olympians Wrestle With the Cost, TD Ameritrade Finds

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      Raising an Olympian can be expensive, and TD Ameritrade (AMTD) wants to help. The online brokerage, a sponsor of the Olympics, announced on Monday the findings of a new survey that says many parents put their own savings and financial needs on the back burner to pay for youth sports. The lesson, though, isn’t to give up on dreams of making it to the Olympics or professional sports, according to Carrie Braxdale, managing director of investor services at TD Ameritrade. Parents should commit to finding the right balance. Based on responses to the survey, parents believe participating in sports teaches life lessons, boosts confidence and provides health benefits through regular exercise. Families also find sports to be fulfilling. Parents said they enjoy watching their children excel in sports, and they can bond with kids over a shared interest. Parents spend an average of $100 to $500 a month per child on competitive sports, TD Ameritrade said. Nearly 20% spend […]

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  • Fencing and the college advantage

    Fencing and the college advantage

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    Having fencing listed as an interest on your child’s college application could “make the difference between going to a ‘good’ college or university and a ‘great’ college or university.”[1]Fencing gives that extra advantage when applying to higher education.  Of course academia is important, but fencing gives the impression that thestudent is well-rounded on a whole additional level than most sports. Often referred to as “physical chess,” fencing is one of the few sports that exhibits a combination of physical prowess, mental acuity, and strategic thinking – and colleges eat this up. For example, Columbia University welcomes fencers with open arms by stating on their website that … “Good colleges are looking for good students who will contribute to their college.  Each year, some straight A students with 1600 SAT’s are rejected by colleges (don’t worry, they get in someplace) because they have little to offer; they simply regurgitate information … they have no creative spirit.  The fencer is unique.  The […]

  • Junior Olympic Medalist

    Junior Olympic Medalist

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    Great athletes have an uncanny ability to separate. Separate the moment from their environment, their conscious thoughts from their actions and even one part of their personality from the rest. We recently met up with Liana Henderson Semel a kind and articulate sixteen-year-old, Junior Olympic Silver Medalist in Women’s Foil. Inside the Fencing Academy of Westchester, her home base for training, we spoke about her commitment to fencing, her coaches and teammates, and how singing in a jazz ensemble, doing research in genetics, writing and just being a teenager at Horace Greely High School in Chappaqua, New York all fit together. Visit the Fencing Academy of Westchester at FenceWestchester.com. Here Head Coach and Director Slava Grigoriev has brought together an incredible international coaching staff filled with former Olympians and World Champions. His program is dedicated to helping all students gain self-confidence, coordination and the focus necessary to realize their full potential as athletes.

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