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How to Reach Out to Your Representatives to Pass Water Safety Law

Senate Chamber at New York State Capitol, Albany Greetings Swim Strong Friends in NEW YORK City and State, Please be aware that there are two Bills S2207 and A728 making their way through the legislative process in the Senate and Assembly. They seek to mandate the training of water safety education in NY State and City schools. We need you to reach out to your own Senator and Assembly Member and ask them to co-sponsor these bills and vote YES to pass them into law, The...

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH US

Presents A Virtual Film Viewing of "A Film Called Blacks Can't Swim" Plus Panel Discussion with Film Maker, Ed Accura In Partnership with the Laru Beya Collective, Patagonia and Surfrider NYC Register on line to view the film from Tuesday 2/16- Tuesday 2/23 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/viewing-a-film-called-blacks-can't-swim-tickets-141843414471 Attend the PANEL DISCUSSION with filmmaker Ed Accura + team on Sunday 2/21 at 4pm EST. Link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NjNmZThjOTktNmI1NS00YjRjLWI5MGEtNjY5MjFlNjJiNmNj%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2246827196-0d1a-488c-949e-bb3ea6bdf141%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2280d0a150-1e37-4f07-b9dc-7811f117dcb1%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d The viewing is free but donations are greatly appreciated! @SwimStrongFoundationInc, @SurfriderNYC, @Patagonia, and @TheLaruBeyaCollective have come together to support a bill that will mandate water safety instruction in schools (Senate Bill S2207 //...

It’s Winter: Now What?

It is winter......7 children died due to falling through the ice in NY/NJ last year. Find out what you need to do to be SAFE and not a statistic. Purchase "Know Before You Go, Water Safety for All" here: https://www.swimstrongfoundation.org/product/kbyg/ or" Know Before You Go, A Social Justice Call to Action" here: https://www.swimstrongfoundation.org/swim-strongs-online-social-justice-package/

“Water Safety” Senate Bill S2207: How to Get Involved.

We have kicked off our partnership with Surfrider Foundation,  Laru Beya and Patagonia. Our organizations passionately came together to support a bill that will mandate watersafety instruction in schools (Senate Bill S2207// Assembly Bill A728) Tell your elected official that water safety instruction should be mandatory across schools in NY state! You can do so or learn more about this initiative through the LINK IN BIO or at Laru Beya Collective. Drowning is a global health crisis and an average...

Swim Strong Foundation Partners to Increase Water Safety in New York

Swim Strong Foundation is so excited to present a partnership with Surfrider Foundation,  Laru Beya and Patagonia. Our organizations passionately came together to support a bill that will mandate watersafety instruction in schools (Senate Bill S2207// Assembly Bill A728). This will be a part of overcoming the socioeconomic and cultural barriers that have unfairly rendered many resources, opportunities, activities and spaces inaccessible to so many. Laying the foundation for a more inclusive and safer recreational water community with our...

Know Before You Go! The Curriculum

I challenge you to think differently about water safety.   It’s not about warm weather.  It’s not about learning to swim.    It’s not even about having access to water to learn it.   It IS about learning the nature, the different conditions, the dangers of water from inside our own homes, to everywhere we meet it out doors and throughout the year.   It IS about learning to appreciate, to acknowledge the power and most importantly, to respect, the water.   It IS about developing a deeper...

Take it From an Iron Woman

Susanne Mueller is a global business coach who uses sports parallels in her work.  She is also a running coach and Iron Woman and has created a podcast called “Take It From An Iron Woman”.   She is also an author and you may purchase her book here:  https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/1545485747/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Be sure to choose Swim Strong Foundation as the charity you support via Amazon Smile. Susanne was kind to invite me to be a guest on her show. Join us for part 1 (14minutes)...

What Do You Really Know About Water?

This environmental program on water safety, “Know Before You Go™!” (KBYG) can be viewed by you at home. Why is water safety knowledge so critical? ·Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death worldwide. African Americans are three times as likely to drown as other demographics. 95% of tragedies are PREVENTABLE! Due to global climate change our water levels are rising and our storms are intensifying. We need more knowledge of and a different relationship with water. "Know Before You Go!™, Water...

The Importance of Good Metabolic Health

Awareness & an understanding of how Metabolic Health interacts with your health & well-being is important & needs to be a high priority. Our metabolism covers every biomechanical process that occurs in our body. Enhancing our Metabolic Health is an area that requires proactive effort. Metabolism has two states, either building substances, known as anabolism, or breaking down substances known as catabolism. Metabolic Health has a specific definition. It relates to having ideal levels of blood sugar, triglycerides, (HDL) cholesterol,...