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$67 Million Flushing Aquatic Center Still Closed Months After Emergency Roof Repair (Author: Haidee Chu, The City)

$67 Million Flushing Aquatic Center Still Closed Months After Emergency Roof Repair Haidee Chu, The City This article was originally published on Nov 21 4:41am EST by THE CITY New York City Department of Parks and Recreataion Nearly three years after the Flushing Meadows Corona Aquatic Center’s Olympic-caliber pool closed for what was supposed to be “at least six weeks” for an emergency roof repair, it remains off limits to the public as the Department of Parks and Recreation struggles to repair...

Hurricane Sandy 10 years later: Educators and parents reflect on how the storm shaped them (Amy Zimmer, Chalkbeat New York)

Oct 27, 10:30am EDT (This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters”) Hurricane Sandy blew into New York City late on Oct. 29, 2012, when the city’s hundreds of school buildings were empty of students and staff. In the days that followed, the physical toll of the storm on the city’s schools became clear. Some 200 schools were damaged, from flooded auditoriums to a lack of heat and more severe structural issues. When schools reopened...

RAW NATURAL SPEED (RNS) – How Genes, Muscles, Tendons and Somatotype Can Create This! (Guest Writer: Paul Barry)

RNS is a very interesting aspect of human athleticism! This is a base level overview of the natural physiological inputs relating to raw athletic speed. Athletes trained for speed adaptations by enhancing energy system capacities, technical efficiencies, breaking down technique & rebuilding e.g., midfoot strike, shin at 90 degrees, quick ground strike, head height level plane etc, aren’t the purpose or a focus of this article. RNS is not only measurable but visually observable! It includes explosive speed from blocks...

The Effect of Lack of Sleep on Human Performance (Guest Writer: Paul Barry)

  Believe you can perform at your peak or athletic peak on 6 hours of sleep daily? Science says … “You Better Go Back To Bed” Clinical studies have reflected that people whose sleep patterns are reduced to 6 hrs per night for a period of 2 weeks become equally as fatigued as someone who has remained awake for a period of 48 hours! If athletes were aware of these findings, it would be a challenge to find anyone backing themselves...

SWIM STRONG 2022 September-October Classes Schedule

Get Ready Get Wet: Build comfort and confidence in preparation for actual swim instruction. The class introduces new swimmers to the water. Children as young as 6 years old can participate if an adult family member joins them in the water. (30 Minutes) Learn to Swim: Learn proper breathing and streamlining techniques, freestyle and backstroke. Learn to swim advanced class teaches freestyle and backstroke. (1 Hour) Stroke Enhancement Program: Learn skills in preparation for joining a competitive team. For swimmers who have good freestyle...

How Social Media Improves Water Safety (Guest Writer: Natalia Darlan)

Recently, the country has been experiencing extreme weather conditions. Reuters reports that temperatures are rising above 100 °F and it’s being felt in several areas such as New York (99 °F) and Texas (112 °F). In response, many Americans are getting into swimming to stay cool. This makes water safety all the more important because accidents like drowning can occur, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) informs is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children...

Ocean and Beach Safety

Greetings Families! Our beaches are open and we want everyone to be safe while enjoying them! Pls share this with your friends and family members along with our PSA Here. https://twitter.com/SwimStrongNYswimstrong-2015-infrographic.png Beach Forecasts and Text Alerts The daily beach forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS), located at https://www.weather.gov/beach/okx , includes rip current risk levels and information about other hazards at the beach. Sign up for text alerts for beach conditions by texting “Beach” or “Playa” to 877877. To check on beach...