Why are traditions important to people all over the world? During the Christmas Holidays, there are several Jamaican traditions which have been passed on throughout generations. One such tradition is drinking sorrel. It’s as important as eating the rich Christmas cake made with dried fruits soaked in rum and/or brandy for several months. Sorrel, as a part of Christmas tradition, […]
Swimming for Beginners | Can You Swim?
“Swimming for Beginners | Can You Swim?” starts with the question, “Can you swim?” This is one of the first questions I ask people I meet. I get a mixed response. It is amazing that many people from the islands do not even know how to swim. Some have no interest. As a lifeguard and swimming instructor, swimming is and […]
Learning Swimming Strokes | Here Are the Methods I Have Taught
“Learning Swimming Strokes | The Methods I Have Taught” shows that swimming is an art, and a necessary life skill to have. Learning swimming strokes is exciting and gets better with practice. As a lifeguard and swimming instructor, I have taught all the basic strokes in addition to advanced ones. Find a style you’re comfortable with or interchange them during […]
Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation … Saves!
Mouth-to-mouth Resuscitation has prevented many individuals from experiencing an untimely death. Drowning accounts for a large percentage of deaths each year all over the world. Many people living on the islands do not know how to swim so drowning incidents are high. Fortunately, there are qualified lifeguards, swimming instructors, and others who are trained in lifesaving techniques. There are also […]
Hector George Campbell, Montego Bay, Ja | Do You Know This Man?
Many people know him as Hector, Mr. Campbell, swimming instructor, and lifeguard from Montego Bay, Jamaica. Hector George Campbell is about people, the ocean, and farming. He’s known all over the world. It’s not unusual to mention swimming and the first name you hear is Hector Campbell. Hector’s Love for People | An Influencer You can call him a philanthropist. […]
Hector George Campbell was born in 1931 in Hampton, St. James, Jamaica. He left home at 18 years old and walked to Montego Bay to start a life for himself. He met Clarabell Allen while she was working next door to one of his jobs. On November 6, 2019, they celebrated 64 years of marriage. He fathered seven children, Ernel, […]