Author - Shawn Slevin

Swim Strong being honored at St. Pat’s for All parade!

Swim Strong Foundation is excited to be honored at the 15th marching of the St. Pat’s for All Parade which will be held on Sunday March 2nd at 1pm in Sunnyside/Woodside. All those who march here embrace the spirit of hospitality and inclusion that is so uniquely Irish. Come march with us and celebrate the Irish in YOU…by heritage or advocacy!

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Swim Strong 2013 Accomplishments

When you watch an Olympic swimmer surface post-race to learn he or she has broken a record, sometimes it is hard to reconcile the sheer joy of the moment with the knowledge that a mere hundredth of a second – or less! – separates the new time from the old one. How hard can it be to knock off a second, you may ask? The answer is – as any seasoned swimmer will tell you in a blink of an eye (three- to four-tenths [...]

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Fundraising Update

We are just $2,000 away from our goal. Some pledges are still coming in. Will yours, be there too? Help get us over the top! [button url=”https://www.swimstrongfoundation.org/donate/” style=”green” size=”large”]Make a Donation[/button]

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It’s a Race to the Finish Line!

Help us close our $5600.00 fundraising gap. Your tax deductible donation will make the difference for children who need free swim lessons. Become a member of our life saving and changing team. [button url=”https://www.swimstrongfoundation.org/donate/” style=”green” size=”large”]Make a Donation[/button]

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Third Annual Holiday Raffle

The winner of our 3rd Annual Holiday Raffle has been chosen and wants to remain anonymous. We at Swim Strong thank them and ALL who participated for your support so we can continue to provide free classes to children who otherwise would not be able to afford swim lessons. This year we helped 1189 people learn to swim and provided 413 scholarships (more than $74,000 worth of services) to children who otherwise could not afford swim lessons. The proceeds [...]

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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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