GRCC In The News – 08/18/11

Paralympian Elizabeth Stone of Grand Rapids part of world-record swim effort in Netherlands

Updated: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 10:11 AM

Kelly Hill | The Grand Rapids Press

Elizabeth Stone likes the way it sounds when people refer to her as a “world record holder.”

Stone, 20, who swam at Grand Rapids Christian and attended Grand Rapids Community College last year, swam the third leg Monday of the U.S. 400-meter freestyle relay that set a world record in winning the gold medal at the International Paralympic Committee World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

All you need to know about riding Lyon Street Waterslide this weekend

Updated: Thursday, August 19, 2010, 8:03 AM

Rachael Recker | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — 500 feet.

It’s the amount of space you need to leave between your car and a blaring, flashing emergency vehicle.

It’s a football field and a half.

It’s 152.4 meters of inflated yellow-and-blue vinyl your entire back side can glide down on Saturday and Sunday, thanks to the Lyon Street Waterslide, presented by nonprofit group Rob Bliss Events….8. What if there is a medical emergency? — EMTs will be on hand, as well as DK Security officers, Grand Rapids Police and GRCC Campus Police.

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