Author - Shawn Slevin

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...

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...

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.

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

For a range of colors, flavors, and textures, this pretty little salad is a tough one to beat. If you have leftover sweet potatoes and quinoa, you can whip it up in no time, but even if you start from scratch it isn’t much work. As is often the case, you can substitute millet for the quinoa if you like; the golden color is lovely. Yield: 4 servings Time: 40 minutes 2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa or other small-kernel grain or 1...

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Heart!

Studies indicate that chronic gum (periodontal) disease can contribute to the development of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in American men and women. This occurs when the bacterial infection in advancing gum disease enters the bloodstream and spreads to other organs outside the mouth. When bacteria from the mouth attach to heart blood vessels, blood clots leading to heart attacks may be the result. A dental patient with a heart problem should...

Saving your own life…the best Valentine’s gift, ever!

February is Women’s Heart Month. Over a half million women die every year from heart disease and most of them didn’t have to. I was almost one of them. Here’s my story: “I’ll never make it,” I thought. “When did these stairs get so steep?! I’m gonna look like an idiot if I fall down in front of everybody...” It was a blisteringly hot July day, one of the hottest I can remember, and the humidity was off the charts....

Healthy Recipe: Lemon Oregano Grilled Chicken

St. John's Episcopal Hospital Encourages Healthy Eating Habits Healthy eating and great taste are two phrases that don’t always go together. But at St. John's Episcopal Hospital our culinary team is changing that. Working with our food service partner, Morrison, St.John's Episcopal Hospital implemented a new wellness platform that offers an improved approach to healthy eating, one which comes with flavor-packed, nutritious meals and a new perspective on what we eat. (Click to enlarge image) St. John's Episcopal Hospital will...

March / April Registration Now Open!

Registration for March/April Season is now open for new and current members. Register online in various locations: Brooklyn Sports Club Far Rockaway High School Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center James Madison High School

A Healthy Heart is a Happy Heart

February is American Heart Month so let’s take a brief moment to reflect on how swimming helps our hearts. Most of us may know swimming is a wonderful form of exercise, helping to increase muscle tone and build strength, but perhaps the greatest benefit swimming has on the body is the positive effects on the heart. The heart is one of the most important muscles in our body and, like any other muscle, requires exercise in order to work more...

The Year of the Horse!

Come and Join the Swim Strong Foundation! For the new year, we wish you all can follow the steps of the horse to chase your new goals! Just join us and jump in the pool to be a more powerful and confident "horse"! Happy Chinese New Year! - By Yiwei "Vivi" Dong Swim Strong Coach, Swimmer on the Chinese National Swim Team