Author - Shawn Slevin

Product Launch: “Know Before You Go!™, Water Safety For ALL”

  Swim Strong is excited to launch Phase 2 of their new water safety educational programming:    Our world is changing before our eyes and becoming much more watery as a result.   Our water levels are rising more than an inch per year; our storms are becoming much more intense causing significantly more flooding and in many cities our waterfronts are being developed, providing access to a variety of open water situations to people who many not understand the nature and [...]

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Words of Wisdom from Coach Andrea

The pandemic has been upon us for more than six months now. We have seen and participated in shut downs, lock downs, partial lock downs, quarantines, and various phases of re-opening. To say it has been a trying time for everyone is an understatement. Our individual health and well being is tested daily. I mean ALL parts of our existence: mental, physical, spiritual, social. These have been impacted in ways we may not see for some time. This means [...]

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Lifeguard Lauren Cortright shares how Community Pool in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Keeps Staff and Patrons Safe

July 17, 2020 As New Yorkers await the reopening of their pools, one may imagine getting right back into the water, sharing a lane with all of their friends, getting that two hour workout in… However, it is important to remember that before things go back to normal, there will be a transitional phase of reopening which may change the way an entire pool functions.   Guards Tommy and Allison practicing social distancing when talking with one another. My name is Lauren Cortright, [...]

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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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