Author - Shawn Slevin

Water Safety Tips

Did you know that? ➢ Drowning is the 2nd largest cause of death for children 14 and under here in the US? ➢ African American children drown 3x more than any other demographic? ➢ Drowning is the leading cause of death for children 5 years old and younger? ➢ Drowning is the 2nd largest cause of death GLOBALLY for people of all ages? ➢ Drowning can happen in less than 2 minutes after a person’s head goes under water? What can YOU do to make a change? [...]

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Drowning Risk Varies by Age and Race

Almost 21,000 people under 30 died from drowning from 1999 to 2010 in the United States, and there were substantial variations in death rates depending on age, race and ethnicity. An analysis published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that infants most commonly drowned in bathtubs, young children in swimming pools, and people over 10 in natural water settings. Non-Hispanic whites at age 1 had a higher rate of drowning than blacks and Hispanics, possibly because whites have easier access [...]

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Water Safety Awareness Day!

Swim Strong is a non-profit, Queens and Brooklyn-based community swim organization that is dedicated to saving lives. In response to community requests and the reception of our event in 2013, we are now expanding our offerings in both Brooklyn and Queens. Our community event is part of the National Water Safety Month, which is designed to start the summer season off by offering a number of educational and water skills events. This is an opportunity for community leaders to [...]

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Stroke Analysis Clinic at FMP and JMHS

We are, once again, partnering with World of Swimming and SwimPro, Australia to offer a unique stroke analysis session for our swimmers. Multiple cameras will be taking a 3d view of your child as they swim each competitive stroke. Your child will be able to see their stroke technique and receive feedback as to their strengths and opportunities for improvement. Sessions will be held in the following locations and times: Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center Saturday May 10th 8:00AM – 10:30AM James Madison [...]

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Swim Strong Founder Shawn Slevin on “Behind the Shadows”

Shawn Slevin Founder of Swim Strong Foundation will be on the air with Susan Finelli of Behind the Shadows on May 1st, May 7th, and May 13th. Check out the list of times and channels for the New York area: Thurs, May 1st @ 6:30 p.m. TimeWarner Channel 1996 RCN Channel 83 Verizon Channel 34 Wed, May 7th @ 8 p.m. TimeWarner Channel 1996 RCN Channel 82 Verizon Channel 33 Wed, May 7th @ 8 p.m. TimeWarner Channel 1996 RCN Channel 82 Verizon Channel 33 http://www.prlog.org/12315220-susan-finelli-behind-the-shadows-swim-strong-foundation-interview-with-shawn-slevin.html

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FRUIT – Great for Your Health

Nutrionally Fruit should be in Your Daily Diet Fruit has numerous positive properties & benefits that are essential for our overall health & wellbeing. Fruits should be included in your daily diet. Why? Some of the reasons are: • Cost effective enabling you to get quality nutrition relatively cheaply • Availability with most fruits now available all year round • Tastes great & looks great • Healthy for snacks in between meals, before or after exercise • Refreshing – other than refreshing fruits contain water thereby [...]

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10 Reasons You Should Volunteer With Swim Strong

1. RESPONSIBILITY. You are providing people with the skills to save their own lives or someone else’s. Even if you aren’t working in the water, you are helping SwimStrong fulfill its mission in some way. 2. LEADERSHIP. Watching someone successfully complete a skill you taught them is an amazing feeling. 3. NETWORKING. You will meet people while volunteering who can give your career – whether you’re an established professional or seeking your first job – a boost. 4. [...]

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Stroke Analysis Clinic

Swim Strong Foundation is proud to partner with World of Swimming, a non profit organization and SwimPro, Australia to offer a unique stroke analysis session for swimmers. Multiple cameras will be taking a 3d view of your child as they swim each competitive stroke. Your swimmer will be able to see their stroke technique and receive feedback as to their strengths and opportunities for improvement. Clinics will be given during the week of April 6-12, 2014. Fee is $50 for analysis and direct feedback to [...]

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Importance of Fluid Intake (Hydrating)

Drinking enough fluid each day, especially quality water is vitally important for everyone. This is simply because our body is primarily made up water. It is found in high quantities within all of your cells that make up your body. As an example even your blood is made up of approximately 80% water. Our body relies on the intake of water each day to perform numerous functions within the body. If our intake is too low we begin the [...]

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Irish Heritage and Culture Celebration

Join us in celebration of IRISH HERITAGE AND CULTURE Wednesday, March 19, 2014 – 5:30 p.m. City Council Chambers, City Hall RSVP to 212.788.5613 or events@council.nyc.gov Please bring this invitation for admittance. Please note: No parking is available at City Hall. Use the Brooklyn Bridge/Park Row entrance to City Hall.

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