Author - Shawn Slevin

Coach Paul Suggests We Take a Pause and Assess Our Use of Mass Media

Image: India Education Careers Mass Media – Increasing Your Awareness   Mass media platforms are a major source of information & they can be extremely beneficial. It is important to maintain an awareness of possible pitfalls e.g. Social Media can be addictive due to our quest for news, information, gossip, gaming etc, different sources on topics can have differing facts or views creating mixed messaging, inconsistency & issues around accuracy. However, the overarching key aspect to be aware of is the [...]

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NY Times Discusses Water Safety on NYC Shorelines

Every year, we loose loved ones to unintentional drowning because people don’t understand the conditions, nature and danger of the water they are getting into. We thank the NY Times for yet again shining the light on the dangers of our shore line and the need for water safety education. From The New York Times: How One Shoreline Took the Lives of 7 Young People: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/nyregion/rockaway-beach-drownings.html?smid=em-share “Do you see my friends?” A year of tragedy along a strip of New York City beaches. Education is [...]

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Swim Strong Presents: “A Conversation about Water Safety” (Preview)

Did you know that every 70 seconds a person dies due to drowning? That for every death, 5 more people are suffering brain and spinal cord life changing injuries? Did you know that drowning is the 2nd leading cause of death globally??? But it doesn’t need to be this way. 95% of drowning and water based accidents are PREVENTABLE! Join Swim Strong Foundation for “A Conversation About Water Safety”. Contact  Shawn.Slevin@SwimStrongFoundation.org  to discuss bringing this program and others to your school and community.   Preview  

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Are Your Enrichment Days Life Saving?

Greetings Educators, I hope this message finds you well.   I am reaching out to help you deliver critical water safety training to your school community.   Why is this so important: Understanding the nature and danger of water is more critical than ever as our water levels are rising over an inch per year and our waterfronts are being developed as never before in our lifetimes. This is making access to open water so much easier for many people who don’t understand [...]

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Digging Deep – What is your “English Channel Swim?

Digging deep in the face of adversity – reflections by SwimQuest swimming Holidays Co-Founder John Coningham Rolls The English Channel swim is the “Mount Everest” of long-distance swims.  At approximately 21 miles in distance, plus the huge effects of the tidal movements, there are no guarantees (however good you are at swimming) that you will make it across.  Most crossings take around 12-16 hours, in sea water that is around 60 F.  The English Channel is one of the world’s [...]

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COVID-19 Create A Daily Structure

Changes in our life are normal & we adjust. COVID-19 was not expected & crash tackled us! Daily life & our routines were changed with most areas affected, but the majority have been stopped or altered in some fashion. Humanity is in lockdown, the new normal is completely foreign & many are struggling to cope with the pressure, stress & unknowns. The major culprit are impositions around what we cannot do. Any action from your previous daily life will [...]

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Coach Shares Research on Corona Virus History

Our thanks to Coach Paul for his research into the coronavirus world. You may be surprised how long this family of viruses has actually been around. The History Of Coronavirus The starting point from a historical perspective is understanding that Coronavirus is not new. Scientists have been aware of it for nearly 60 years, but it is in the last 50 years that it has accumulated wider recognition. Most people became aware of Coronavirus in 2003. That outbreak of Severe Acute [...]

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Coach David Marsh’s Words of Encouragement

We recently received the following words of encouragement from an icon in the international world of elite and Olympic swimming, Coach David Marsh.  Dave is a 3x Olympic Coach; 9x NCAA National Coach of the Year; 13xSEC Coach of the Year. As a college athlete he was a 5x All American Back stroker at Auburn University. He has coached age group teams to Elite and 40 Olympic Swimmers from 19 countries.     Dear Shawn, I’d like to thank you and the Swim Strong Foundation [...]

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Dr. Bruce Shares Information on Performance Psychology

Dr. Bruce Lawrie, PhD, is an internationally renowned psychologist who for 32 years has been specializing in using Applied Performance Psychology techniques to enhance overall psychological and physical well-being to help individuals and teams reach their full life and competitive potential.  As an elite Masters Swimmer himself with 50 plus years of coaching of international medal winners at Paralympics, Olympic and Commonwealth Games, Dr.Lawrie ‘s observations and advice are timely and much welcomed within our swimming community.   He is located [...]

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