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Registration for July/Aug Classes is Open

SWIM STRONG 2019 July.-Aug. Classes Schedule   ALL PROGRAMS ARE FOR ADULTS AND YOUTH 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, freestyle and backstroke.  (1 Hour) Learn to swim advanced class teaches freestyle and backstroke. Stroke Enhancement Program: Learn skills [...]

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Swim Strong Foundation is offering new programming at Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens.

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 Astoria. 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 centrally located transportation hub. For directions you can use the MTA [...]

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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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