Author - Shawn Slevin

Swim Strong Foundation is at a new location Medgar Evers College

Swim Strong Foundation is at a new location Medgar Evers College. July 1, 2019 (New York, NY) – The Swim Strong Foundation, a New York non-profit dedicated to teaching swimming skills in underserved communities will offer swim lessons in Crown Heights. Swim Strong Foundation is working to change lives by offering free or low-cost swim lessons in pools across New York City, so families can access life-saving lessons regardless of their ability to pay or travel. This new location is a [...]

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Lia Neal and Swim Strong Foundation Executive Director, Shawn Slevin’s conversation about her journey to become an Olympian

Join 2x Olympian Lia Neal as she speaks to Swim Strong Foundation Executive Director, Shawn Slevin about her journey to become an Olympian.   You will discover that it’s not just about being a great athlete; but about being the best person you can be along the way.   We hope you can incorporate some of Lia’s lessons into your lives and journeys. link:  https://youtu.be/auW6zDK9hNk

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Olympic Bootcamp Lia Neal’s drills podcast-full version

We received a lot of great feedback with regard to the Olympic Bootcamp Lia Neal led  and have decided to launch podcast which contains all of the drills she used during the clinic. The podcast is not only a great memento of the event, but the swimmers have a record of what they worked on and can continue to use these drills to strengthen their techniques on their own.  The cost is $19.99 and may be purchased here:  https://www.swimstrongfoundation.org/product/olympic-bootcamp-lia-neals-drills-podcast/   Olympic Bootcamp [...]

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Olympic Bootcamp Lia Neal’s drills podcast-1

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, as demonstrated by the new skills learned by the participants.   See the introduction and first set of drills here:   https://youtu.be/Tyqw5lAtTAs

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Young Lia Neal and New Swim Mom Figure Swimming Out 1 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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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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