Author - Shawn Slevin

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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Preparing for Disasters in New York City

If a Disaster Strikes….Are YOU ready? By Lisa Fenger September is National Preparedness Month. Many people when they think of being prepared, they think of disasters caused by hurricanes. But did you know that you should be prepared for all types of emergencies and disasters, including hurricanes? Read Full Article Here: click here

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Spinal Cord Injury

DON’T be tempted to “just dive in”. It’s one of those hot, humid summer days and you are probably relaxing at the beach or a lake with one of yours friends. Maybe you have been drinking a little. Someone dares you to jump into the water, or maybe there is a competition among your friends. Only you don’t know how deep the water is or if there is anything on the bottom of the lake. You [...]

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September-October Registration

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 member joins them in the water. Learn to Swim Learn proper breathing and streamlining techniques. (1 Hour) For individuals who haven’t had swim lessons but are comfortable in the water. Swimmers must be a mature 5 years of age or older, able to stand in [...]

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