Author - Shawn Slevin

Healthy Lia and Almost Injured Lia 2 of 4

On Saturday, April 20th,2019 2x Olympian, Lia Neal returned home to Brooklyn to pay her skills forward. Partnering with Swim Strong Foundation, she held a Freestyle Bootcamp. The event was a success and the NY1 News Coverage can be viewed via our previous blog post. During the event, SSF founder, Shawn Slevin, took the opportunity to interview Lia’s biggest fan, her mother, Siu Neal to find out what her journey as the parent of a world class elite athlete was [...]

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Being a Swim Parent Through the Years 3 of 4

On Saturday, April 20th,2019 2x Olympian, Lia Neal returned home to Brooklyn to pay her skills forward. Partnering with Swim Strong Foundation, she held a Freestyle Bootcamp. The event was a success and the NY1 News Coverage can be viewed via our previous blog post. During the event, SSF founder, Shawn Slevin, took the opportunity to interview Lia’s biggest fan, her mother, Siu Neal to find out what her journey as the parent of a world class elite athlete was [...]

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The Human Side of an Olympian 4 of 4

On Saturday, April 20th,2019 2x Olympian, Lia Neal returned home to Brooklyn to pay her skills forward. Partnering with Swim Strong Foundation, she held a Freestyle Bootcamp. The event was a success and the NY1 News Coverage can be viewed via our previous blog post. During the event, SSF founder, Shawn Slevin, took the opportunity to interview Lia’s biggest fan, her mother, Siu Neal to find out what her journey as the parent of a world class elite athlete [...]

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Swim Strong Foundation participated in USA Swimming’s Make A Splash on THE TODAY SHOW

  Swim Strong Foundation was excited to participate with USA Swimming Foundation on THE TODAY SHOW. Swim Strong’s own Logan swam with Olympic athletes: Missy Franklin, Nathan Adrian, Cullen Jones, Simone Manuel and Rowdy Gaines to show off some skills while they spoke about the importance of water safety and learning to swim. The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative is a national child-focused water safety campaign which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to [...]

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LG training opportunity

Summer is almost here….Time to take aLG certification or RECert class? We have a great opportunity to get Red Cross certified for Lifeguarding, first aid, AED/CPR through our partners at Lifeguard Training NY.  To celebrate our alliance they will discount the fees for this class normally $395 will be $300! Check the registration link for different options. Criteria for class: Be 15 years or older on day of the class. Swim nonstop  300 yards in either free or breaststroke ; Tread 2 minutes without using hands Swim 20 [...]

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Registration for May/ June Classes is Open

The 2019 summer Swim Strong schedule is here and you can register now! It’s not too late to register and don’t forget you may qualify for a scholorship as well. Click on the class title to see all available sessions. We offer the following classes: Get Ready Get Wet: Build comfort and confidence in preparation for actual swim instruction. (30 Minutes) The class introduces new swimmers to the water. Children as young as 3 years old can participate if an adult [...]

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Swim Strong Olympic Bootcamp with Lia Neal

Swim Strong Foundation was proud and excited to feature Olympian Lia Neal as our guest coach for our freestyle bootcamp yesterday.  The Bushwick HS pool was full of competitive swimmers eager to improve their skills; learn new drills and be motivated by Lia as she shared her story with us.   Our thanks to her Mom, Sui Neal, for speaking to our parents about their families journey with Lia.   The event was concluded with a free swim lesson for members [...]

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Olympian Lia Neal Comes Home to Brooklyn

Olympian Lia Neal Comes Home to Brooklyn Sat   4/20/2019     1-5 PM   Bushwick HS  400 Irving Avenue, Brooklyn NY Freestyle Bootcamp with Lia    1-3pm   $79/participant ( only for swimmers with 3+ years competitive experience) (click to register) Discussion with Lia’s parents Siu & Rome Neal about Raising an Olympian   1:30pm-2:30pm  FREE/participant (click to register) Free swim lessons for the community (parents & Children)    3-5pm    25 students limit per 30min session (click to register) Learn Freestyle techniques and achieve your dreams Lia Neal, who is the daughter of a [...]

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Swim Strong January February 2019 class schedule

Registration for January/ February Classes is Open

The 2019 Swim Strong schedule is here and you can register now! It’s not too late to register and don’t forget you may qualify for a scholorship as well. Click on the class title to see all available sessions. We offer the following classes: Get Ready Get Wet: Build comfort and confidence in preparation for actual swim instruction. (30 Minutes) The class introduces new swimmers to the water. Children as young as 3 years old can participate if an adult family [...]

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An Amazing Deal From Our Friends at Modell’s

Right now Swim Strong friends can get 15% off at Modell’s! Just print this coupon and bring it in. This 15% off coupon covers your total purchase of regular and sale items as well. There are a few exclusions listed but we’re sure you’ll find something great! The coupon is good till January 3rd, 2019 and models will be sure to have plenty of great items in stock. Thank you Modell’s for being a great partner, sponsor, and contributor to our [...]

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Swim Strong Celebrates #GivingTuesday 2018

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back. Swim Strong has always believed in the power of people helping each other. Through this campaign, we are [...]

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