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Ocean and Beach Safety

Greetings Families! Our beaches are open and we want everyone to be safe while enjoying them! Pls share this with your friends and family members along with our PSA Here. https://twitter.com/SwimStrongNYswimstrong-2015-infrographic.png Beach Forecasts and Text Alerts The daily beach forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS), located at https://www.weather.gov/beach/okx , includes rip current risk levels and information about other hazards at the beach. Sign up for text alerts for beach conditions by texting “Beach” or “Playa” to 877877. To check on beach...

Be SMART to be SAFE Around the Water

As Water Safety Professionals We Advocate That You Only Swim When A Life Guard is Present BUT If You Insist Upon Putting Yourself in Danger, Here Are Some Ways to Minimize Your Risk of Drowning and Injury. Can’t swim? Don’t go out! Know your limits and stay within them. Assume that your swim skills are less than you think in open water.    Swim with a buddy; preferably one that is more swim skilled than you are. Ask a person who is...

Oxidative Stress – What Is It? and How Does It Impact Our Health?

Both Oxidative Stress (OS) & Free Radicals (FR) are terms many have heard but no little about. A great place to start is a base understanding of human cells. Adults are made up of 30 trillion cells, with every cell renewing on a 3-month cycle. Humans are cellular structures, which is biologically accurate, but our cells are also molecules! Cells are made of proteins, a type of molecule, & water, which is another molecule, together with a variety of...

Swim Strong Visits “Dive In” to talk Water Safety: Rip Tides

So honored and excited to be joining Liz Taylor and Dr. Sylvia Earle of DOER (Deep Ocean Exploration & Research) a marine consulting firm. These two amazing women are legends of the deep, scientists who have explored diverse depths in polar to tropical oceans. Dr. Earle has 70 years of exploring the world’s oceans, is a marine biologist, oceanographer and author. She is also the founder of Mission Blue, a NFP with a mission to explore, restore and protect the...

Swim Strong Foundation Speaks Mandating Water Safety Education on the Crossing the Lanes Podcast

Thank you @Naji Ali for featuring me and our work at Swim Strong Foundation on your podcast, Crossing the Lanes (Click Play Below). This 30 minute podcast is focused on our legislative work, trying to mandate water safety and swimming education in NY State schools (Bills S2207    s2207 NYS Assembly/Senate Water Safety Instruction Bill Also the sister bill in the Assembly A728. ) As mentioned in the podcast play notes, you can join us in this effort.  If you live...

IMPORTANCE OF FLUID INTAKE (HYDRATION)

Drinking enough fluid each day is vitally important for everyone’s continued Health & Wellbeing. While fluid incorporates a very broad range of substances, I’m referring to water. Our goal should always be to consume the highest quality purist water that we can access. There are numerous factors relating to volume required e.g., Season, Climate, Exercise Intensity; but as a generic value adult males require 3 litres each day whereas, an adult female needs approximately 2.2 litres. Our body relies on...

COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE & CRF MEASURED AS VO2 MAX

COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE & CRF MEASURED AS VO2 MAX The concept of being able to enhance your brain & neural network via aerobic & anaerobic energy systems is amazing! Our brain & nervous system change in response to enhanced oxygen usage with studies clearly indicating that CRF is associated with brain volume & brain white matter integrity in healthy older adults. White matter refers to areas of the Central Nervous System (CNS) that are mainly made up of myelinated axons which...

VO2 Max Testing – Is This Important For Non-Athletes?

Vo2 Testing V̇O₂ Max is a term that many have heard but may not be aware of it’s meaning or usage. The test reveals the maximum rate of oxygen consumption measured during incremental exercise; that is, exercise of increasing intensity. It directly reflects the maximum amount of oxygen your body can utilize during exercise. It’s a combination of how much oxygen rich blood your heart can pump together with the heart’s efficiency in extracting & utilizing oxygen. This sports science...