Author - Shawn Slevin

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

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!

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...

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="" style="green" size="large"]Make a Donation[/button]

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="" style="green" size="large"]Make a Donation[/button]

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...

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...

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...