Author - Shawn Slevin

When are Dynamic Movement and Static Stretching Appropriate?

Clinical studies have found that static stretching prior to athletic activity can negatively impact performance i.e. it can cause performance deficits. Findings have shown a clear link between static stretching prior to athletic activity being a precursor to later injuries. Clinical Studies have shown that static stretching before training or sporting activity has been shown to: Impact balance Decrease muscle strength Reduce power and explosiveness Increase reaction time Decrease sprint performance What is Dynamic Movement? How to stretching your body appropriately before training or sporting? Let’s check out [...]

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How Swimming Fights Obesity

How Swimming Fights Obesity                                                      February 2016   Swimming is THE best cardio, pulmonary and skeletal exercise one can do. It gives you the best full body work out and it’s easy on the joints and more! Cardio exercises are those that use rhythmic motion using large muscle groups that increase the heart rate. Increasing the heart rate, raises the body temperature which in turn causes your body to burn calories. Combined with proper nutrition, swimming is an excellent exercise for people [...]

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Holiday Raffle Winners

Congratulations to Lidice for winning our holiday raffle! Thanks to ALL who participated! Proceeds to our scholarship fund so more families that need the help can get free swim lessons in 2016!

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Starts and Turns Bootcamp – Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center

Saturday 1/30 9:00-11:00am; Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center Featuring: 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 great starts and turns? Yes, Starts and Turns of four strokes are tough techniques to master, but 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 Ivy League Championship finalist; [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving During this season of thanking and giving we need your support more than ever. Thanks to the generosity of caring people like you Swim Strong Foundation has taught over 6300 children and their families water safety and swimming skills since 2009. What once was only a belief that children deserved a chance to learn how to swim has grown into [...]

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Holiday Raffle 2015

Swim Strong Foundation 6th Anniversary Holiday Raffle is available for purchase We are celebrating 6 years of saving and changing lives through teaching water safety and swimming skills. Swim Strong has taught more than 6300 people to respect the water and develop strong swimming skills for safety, health, competition and enjoyment. 2000 children whose families could not afford to pay for classes received free swim lessons through our scholarship fund. With your help, we can do more!. The proceeds from our raffle go [...]

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Fall Challenge 2015

Fall Challenge Long Course Invitational Swim Meet Nassau Aquatic Center at Eisenhower Park Sunday, November 15th 3pm (Check in at 2:30pm) • 50 Meter Long Course • Participants aged 8-18 • Community based and US club teams from Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk • Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers! Click here to Register

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Marathon Runner

I started running about 4 years ago. After I did my first half marathon in January 2012 (in the snow!) I thought I’d never (want to) do a marathon. Well, I changed my mind and proved differently with a Boston qualifying time in October 2012 on the boardwalk in Rockaway Beach, New York, just two weeks before the boardwalk was washed away by Sandy. Since then I’ve done 5 more marathons and New York City 2015 will be #7. My most [...]

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