Author - Shawn Slevin

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 [...]

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 [...]


Swim Strong’s Guest Coach Compilation Video

If you love swimming, you must wonder where you can get the best training.   Where can you benefit from experienced, competitive coaching staff?  Where might you even meet elite, Olympic athletes?  Swim Strong Foundation is that place.  Check the video to see our guest coaches during the year.  Join us for our next class!


NO Ice Is Safe Ice!

by Gerald M. Dworkin Consultant, Aquatics Safety & Water Rescue LIFESAVING RESOURCES   TWO BOYS, age 11, are ice skating at a local pond. Suddenly, the ice cracks and one boy falls through into 34 degree Fahrenheit water. His friend runs to his aid, and potential tragedy grows as the second boy is pulled into the ice cold water by the panic stricken child already in the water. Unless help is immediately available, both boys will perish within a few minutes, either from [...]


Why is Swimming one of the Most Heart Healthy Exercises?

In addition to toning visible muscles, swimming also helps improve the most important muscle in our bodies: our heart! Swimming is an aerobic exercise, it strengthens the heart by helping it to become larger; making it more efficient in pumping — which leads to better blood flow throughout your body. 30 minutes of swimming a day can reduce coronary heart disease in women by 30 to 40 percent. Regular aerobic exercise can reduce blood pressure. Swimming raises “good” cholesterol HDL [...]


Know Before you Go

We hope everyone has a SAFE and enjoyable summer.   You may know that we are on a mission to educate families to “Know Before You Go” and better understand water safety and keeping your families safe in and around water. Sadly, a 19 year old boy drowned just a few days ago because he couldn’t swim and got causght in a rip current…and the beaches weren’t open…so no life guards were there either.  Globally a person dies from drowning every 70 [...]


JetBlue Tickets Raffle 2016

Join the Swim Strong Challenge Raffle!!! Win two Roundtrip free tickets anywhere JetBlue flies! Each ticket is only $50 and only 200 tickets are available. Proceeds will benefit our scholarship fund, helping risk children who would not be able to afford to take free water safety education and swim lessons. Swim Strong saves and changes lives by providing skills for life. Here’s a great way to support our swimmers. Take a chance on changing your own life by winning two JetBlue tickets! The tickets need to be used by September [...]


Freestyle Bootcamp 5/7/16

Freestyle BOOTCAMP Saturday 5/07/2016 9:00-11:00am Cameron Hood, Meg Hutchinson and Athena Liao New York Athletic Club Swim Team Fee: $75 per participant; $10 per spectator So, you think you know everything about Freestyle?          Freestyle is the fastest of the four competitive strokes. A weak breath, pull, kick, start and turn will prevent you from swimming your best. Our guest coaches will help you break it down and build it back up! Elite swimmers Cameron Hood (Captain of University of Pennsylvania 2012; 8 time [...]


Amazing Drowning Statistics You Need To Know

These amazing statistics show just how dangerous water can be. These numbers come from a few sources and together they show just how important water safety is. Here are some highlights: • Swimming lessons could reduce childhood drowning by 88% • 1 in 5 people who die from drowning are children • 80% of people who die from drowning are male There are lots more in here, click the image for a full size version: