Author - Shawn Slevin

“Water Safety” Senate Bill S2207: How to Get Involved.

We have kicked off our partnership with Surfrider Foundation,  Laru Beya and Patagonia. Our organizations passionately came together to support a bill that will mandate watersafety instruction in schools (Senate Bill S2207// Assembly Bill A728) Tell your elected official that water safety instruction should be mandatory across schools in NY state! You can do so or learn more about this initiative through the LINK IN BIO or at Laru Beya Collective. Drowning is a global health crisis and an average...

Swim Strong Foundation Partners to Increase Water Safety in New York

Swim Strong Foundation is so excited to present a partnership with Surfrider Foundation,  Laru Beya and Patagonia. Our organizations passionately came together to support a bill that will mandate watersafety instruction in schools (Senate Bill S2207// Assembly Bill A728). This will be a part of overcoming the socioeconomic and cultural barriers that have unfairly rendered many resources, opportunities, activities and spaces inaccessible to so many. Laying the foundation for a more inclusive and safer recreational water community with our...

Know Before You Go! The Curriculum

I challenge you to think differently about water safety.   It’s not about warm weather.  It’s not about learning to swim.    It’s not even about having access to water to learn it.   It IS about learning the nature, the different conditions, the dangers of water from inside our own homes, to everywhere we meet it out doors and throughout the year.   It IS about learning to appreciate, to acknowledge the power and most importantly, to respect, the water.   It IS about developing a deeper...

Take it From an Iron Woman

Susanne Mueller is a global business coach who uses sports parallels in her work.  She is also a running coach and Iron Woman and has created a podcast called “Take It From An Iron Woman”.   She is also an author and you may purchase her book here:  https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/1545485747/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Be sure to choose Swim Strong Foundation as the charity you support via Amazon Smile. Susanne was kind to invite me to be a guest on her show. Join us for part 1 (14minutes)...

What Do You Really Know About Water?

This environmental program on water safety, “Know Before You Go™!” (KBYG) can be viewed by you at home. Why is water safety knowledge so critical? ·Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death worldwide. African Americans are three times as likely to drown as other demographics. 95% of tragedies are PREVENTABLE! Due to global climate change our water levels are rising and our storms are intensifying. We need more knowledge of and a different relationship with water. "Know Before You Go!™, Water...

The Importance of Good Metabolic Health

Awareness & an understanding of how Metabolic Health interacts with your health & well-being is important & needs to be a high priority. Our metabolism covers every biomechanical process that occurs in our body. Enhancing our Metabolic Health is an area that requires proactive effort. Metabolism has two states, either building substances, known as anabolism, or breaking down substances known as catabolism. Metabolic Health has a specific definition. It relates to having ideal levels of blood sugar, triglycerides, (HDL) cholesterol,...

Swim Strong’s Online Social Justice Package

According to Marvin Dunn, historian, “in the whole scope of desegregation, the thing that white people themselves resisted, second only to intermarriage, was swimming with Black people.”(https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/black-family-kicked-out-historically-black-pool-highlighting-lasting-impact-n1235532  ) Today, African American children ages 5-19 are 5.5 times more likely to drown in a swimming pool than white children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A 2017 survey by the University of Memphis and the USA Swimming Foundation found that Black children and their parents are three times more...

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...

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...