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Wading into Open or Wild Water for the 1st Time? By Kate Gillwood

Introduction: Swim Strong welcomes our Scottish colleague Kate Gillwood, who helps us understand what we should be thinking about before taking our first open water swim. Are you that person who has been building up the courage to do this for a few months and is now here at the waters edge ready to go. You start to wade in and instinctively take a sharp breath as you toes almost recoil in surprise. Ooft it’s cold!! This sounds like just about...

Yes, We Have a Winner!!

Congratulations to Andrew M. for winning our holiday raffle! Andrew generously donated his winnings back to Swim Strong!! The raffle raised $5,800 and that means 310 students will receive “Know Before You Go®” training at no cost in the new year. Thank you to Andrew and ALL who participated in our holiday raffle  so that more students may receive this life saving program.  Together, we save lives!

Take the Plunge – Just do it!

  "Elite swimmer Matthew Austin Josa talks to us about how young athletes can return to the pool successfully after a Covid hiatus.    Matt started his company, Fearless Athlete, to combat the mental health epidemic in youth athletics.   According to the CDC 2021, 1 in 3 teenagers suffer from depression. Fearless Athlete provides faith based youth performance coaching. Inspiring athletes to break through mental/physical performance barriers." Take the Plunge - Just do it! Athletes! Is it your time to approach the 8 lane,...

Swim Strong: The Big Picture

Still don’t understand why Swim Strong Foundation is so adamant that we understand water safety from an environmental point of view?  That water safety be taught in our schools?  That ALL of us, swim skilled or not, understand water more deeply and in fact, develop a different relationship with the water?   View this 6 minute video to learn more.

THE BENEFITS RESILIENCE BRINGS TO THE TABLE

THE BENEFITS RESILIENCE BRINGS TO THE TABLE       Humanity is going through major challenges that have altered lifestyles dramatically with vast numbers experiencing restrictions including lockdowns. Countries are at various points of the Covid19 continuum creating a fractured world that doesn’t provide citizens with the levels of balance & certainty needed to feel they are in control. These factors are fertile ground for resilience to shine & make the journey through unknown times far more comfortable. Resilience...

Watch Video of Webinar + Auction Extended

Watch: 'Water Safety and Swimming Skills: The New Urgency, The New Opportunity' This Video Presents Swim Strong Foundation Mission as it Resonates with  our Allies in and out of the Water: Guest Panelists: Our panelists explored the competitive edge; mind/body connection; competing at collegiate and elite levels; diversity and inclusion; swimming skills and careers; swimming skills in a changing world and more. Time  Stamps for your Convenience ( You can click to any part of the webinar as you please, or watch the...

Time to Celebrate: A Message from the Founder

Hello! Swim Strong Foundation began 15 years ago with one mission: to reduce unintended death due to drowning and water-based accidents by providing life-saving swimming skills and water safety education to all children and families regardless of their ability to pay. It’s because of donors like you that we have: Taught more than 10,000 people how to swim Gave more than $1 Million in free swim lessons to underserved families and Veterans needing that support Taught more than 12,000 students our award-winning...