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The Buoyancy of Success

What does success look like to you?  To society? A good paying job?  A fancy car? A large house? Financial wealth? Social status?  To some it can be as simple as learning how to float, or better yet, how to swim.  Besides, when has social status, a fancy car, or even having a large house,

Constituents of the Month

On April 5th, 2019, Eric and David Groos were recognized by Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) as “Constituents of the Month” for their founding of and work through Great Opportunities. The following was read into the Congressional Record: Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize Eric and David Groos, two constituents from San Juan Capistrano, as

Earth Day…

Skies of my youth What we call a “brown out” today, is significantly different from declared “brown outs” when I was a kid. Days like this, pictured above, were our “brown outs”.  The skyline often took on a dense yellow/brown tinge. The air, saturated with visible particulates and pollutants, was often deemed unsafe to play

Founding Fathers

Meet Eric and David Groos.  They are the founding fathers of the San Juan Capistrano based, non-profit, Great Opportunities. Their mission: to teach “at-risk” youth to swim, enjoy the ocean responsibly and become more “eco-wise”.  David, a graduate of Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo with a B.A. in Recreation Administration is the non-profit’s Executive