Author - Shawn Slevin

Tis the Season of Thanks and Giving

After Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on much of the NYC region and displaced 75 Swim Strong families, we set an ambitious goal to help revive the region: to help 1,000 people learn to swim and to provide 350 scholarships to those in need. The good news is we have exceeded both goals. We helped 1189 people learn to swim and gave 413 scholarships! Now we need your help to finish the year STRONG by realizing our fundraising [...]

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Holiday Gift For You and Us!

Holiday Gift For You and Us!   You Gotta Go To Mo’s for your sporting goods holiday gifts.  Use the coupon for a 15% savings on all items, even on sale ones.  Share with your friends, families, co workers, civic groups, etc.  Put it up on your social media feeds.           ​   Stretch your shopping dollars with this 15% OFF Modell’s Coupon (Reedemable at ANY Modell’s Sporting Goods Store)   Save 15% on your total purchase and a 5% contribution will be made to the Swim Strong Foundation! Valid with “on sale [...]

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Diabetes and Swimming for Exercise

by Vedana (Nani) Vaidhyanathan Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. It is the form where your body ignores the insulin you have created. Insulin is necessary for your cells to utilize the energy from the food you consume. Insulin takes that fuel into the cells. When the fuel builds up in the bloodstream (in the form of sugar) instead of going into cells two things can happen: first your cells may starve and secondly the high [...]

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Swim-athon Challenge!

Join our marathon challenge and swim the equivalent laps of a 26.2 mile run. Raise awareness of Swim Strong’s work to STOP the drowning by providing affordable swim lessons and programs. All proceeds go to our scholarship fund. Please be generous in your support. Your donations save lives! When: October 1- December 14th Where: your own pool/workout site How: Every time you go to swim…count your laps. Submit them after each workout to: http://tinyurl.com/pmskkbq Check your progress by viewing: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ah7stIQ-Ag4RdElhMm5tTEl0WXZtOWVxdmMzblNMV1E&usp=sharing Ask [...]

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