Author - Shawn Slevin

SPRAINS, STRAINS & JOINT TRAUMA

The Healing Process – Using Whole Foods, Vitamin, Minerals and Enzymes Healing of these injuries doesn’t occur on a distinct step by step pathway but is actually more of an overlap of all the stages at once. So, it’s actually a continuum of all the three steps required all occurring at the same time and it’s only the percentages of the three distinct steps that vary throughout the process we call healing. The three stages are inflammation, proliferation (scar formation) and [...]

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World of Swimming Youth Camp

Swim Strong is partnering with World of Swimming Youth Camps to bring you this intense week full of nutrition, hydration, and mental perpetration to grow swimmers into healthy athletes.

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It was time for Annamaria, is it time for you?

Hi, my name is Annamaria, a 52 year old successful executive. The last time i swam was when I was 16 years old. I nearly drowned and was saved by a life guard. That day changed my life and I have feared water ever since. 36 years later and I still am so afraid of the water that I start shaking when I am near it. Two years ago I started working with a person who has two daughters that compete in [...]

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New safety terminology to rule the pool

While I appreciate the effort to further clarify “water safety” and related terms, I believe that water safety education needs to go much further. It is also about educating people as to the environment they are entering into when they access the water. We had 6 drownings so far in NYC, none of which had to happen. As a matter of fact, 98% of drownings do not have to happen! Education, common sense, good judgment and strong skills [...]

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Macronutrient Requirements For Exercise

PROTEIN • Proteins are organic compounds made up of Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen & Nitrogen. • It is the presence of Nitrogen which sets Proteins apart from other Nutrients. • The body can’t produce Nitrogen and Protein is the only way of introducing it to the body. • Protein is broken down into Amino Acids in the body. Protein Requirement of Athletes • Protein requirements of Athletes are well above those of sedentary people. • This is due in part to changes in amino acid metabolism induced by intense exercise. Role of Protein & [...]

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Race, Fear and the Risk of Drowning

Published on City Limits by Jarrett Murphy on Jul 8, 2014 As the weather heats up so does the concern for water safety around pools and waterfronts. On Monday, Brooklyn’s borough president reminded parents to supervise their children closely after Ruhshona Kurbonova, a two-year-old, drowned in Prospect Park Lake this past weekend. “A city that is surrounded by a body of water shouldn’t lose human bodies to swimming incidents or water-related incidents,” said Eric Adams. City Topics Health and Environment To prevent further [...]

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Brooklyn Borough President, Nonprofit Urge Swimming Safety After Drowning

Published on CBS New York on July 7, 2014 NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In the wake of the drowning death of a toddler in Prospect Park, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and a nonprofit swimming education group have joined together to urge proper water safety. As 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported, swimming spots around Brooklyn will be getting visits in the next few days from Adams and Swim Strong, which offers low-cost swimming lessons. Swim Strong co-founder Shawn Slevin said the group [...]

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Swim Strong Foundation promotes water safety after drownings

THE BRONX – Elected officials are teaming up with a local nonprofit to promote water safety in the wake of recent drownings around the city. The Swim Strong Foundation is urging swimmers to take precautions that could save their lives whether swimming in a pool or open body of water. They include swimming near a lifeguard at all times and never swimming alone. Parents are also urged to supervise their children and to never rely on flotation devices alone. Continue reading [...]

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