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Swim Strong Foundation celebrates Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play 2018

Swim Strong Foundation celebrates Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play 2018 Swim Strong partners with Nickelodeon for Worldwide Day of Play on Sept 29th. Nickelodeon’s Day of Play encourages families to turn off the TV and engage in play activities. Swim Strong incorporates purposeful fun water based activities within our swim instruction to build the skills necessary to learn to swim.  Here’s a sampling: Get Ready/Get Wet: blowing bubbles; water submersion and mimicking sea creatures Learn to Swim: Butt bounces, hand stands ring toss/retrieve; kangaroo hops; hand [...]

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Modell’s Coupon

Thank you Modell’s for supporting Swim Strong! It’s Fall…time to shop Modells! Please feel free to share this Modell’s Coupon with your family and friends.

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PAY YOUR SKILLS FORWARD

Volunteers wanted to teach Learn to Swim and competitive stroke technique Make a difference in the lives of others this Fall with Swim Strong! LOCATION PROGRAM DAY DATES TIME Bushwick High School400 Irving, Brooklyn, NY 11237 No Class on 9/3, 9/10 & 10/8  Get Ready Get Wet Mon. 9/17-10/29 5:00-5:30pm 5:30-6:00pm View Learn to Swim Mon. 9/17-10/29 6:00-7:00pm View Competitive & Stroke Enhancement Mon. 9/17-10/29 6:00-8:00pm View Jamaica High School168-01 Gothic Drive, Jamaica, NY 11432 No Class on 9/19 Get Ready Get Wet Wed. 9/5-10/31 7:00-7:30pm 7:30-8:00pm View Learn to Swim Wed. 9/5-10/31 7:00-8:00pm 8:00-9:00pm View   Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center 131-04 Meridian Lane, Flushing, NY 11368   Competitive & Stroke Enhancement Tue. 10/2-10/30 7:30-9:30pm View Competitive & Stroke Enhancement Sat. 10/6-10/27 9:00-11:00am View Competitive & Stroke Enhancement Tue.&Sat. 10/2-10/30 7:30-9:30pm 9:00-11:00am View Manhattan Boys Club287 E 10th Street, New York, NY 10009 No Class on 9/2, 9/16 & 10/7  Get [...]

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September/October Swimming Class Registration is open now!!

Swim Strong teaches the proper techniques to prepare the student to be a strong, safe and competent swimmer. We want them to enjoy the sport for a lifetime. Some may want to become competitive swimmers – that’s great! We’d love to help them reach those goals…but students will progress at their own individual pace. We encourage them to learn all of the competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly) so they can successfully try out for more competitive programs. [...]

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Breaststroke Bootcamp+Discussion

Breaststroke Bootcamp+Discussion with International Coach Merle Liivand Tuesday   8/21/2018     6:30-9:30 PM Flushing Meadow Aquatic Center 131-04 Meridian Lane, Flushing NY 11368 Featuring: Merle Liivand Fees: $75 per participant / $10 per parent participation / $25 per coach Learn breaststroke techniques to improve your speed and stamina Merle Liivand is an elite competitive swimmer, international coach and open water swimmer from Tallinn, Estonia who was the Baltic States Champion in the 100m and 200m breaststroke and an Estonian National Swim Team member in Open Water. She has medaled in numerous international events [...]

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Don’t missed out this GREAT opportunity for Core Workout again! Register Now!!

Thanks to Coach Dale Mohammed for giving us a fantastic Core training! If you missed Coach Dale last month, you really missed out not only on a great workout, but a much better understanding as to why our core muscles are sooooooo important to swimmers. Here’s a glimpse of what you missed:   Coach Dale will join us again on Tuesday 8/14…..be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity! Again….if you are taking your normal class that day, there is no fee.  If you are [...]

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Core Workout Mini Bootcamp

Core Skills Drills! Tuesday, July 24, 2018 7:30 – 9:30 pm Flushing Meadow Aquatic Center   Aquatic sports are distinct from other sports in that the athlete functions in an environment devoid of gravity.  A swimmer must rely on the athlete’s ability to generate propulsive forces using their arms and legs while attempting to minimize drag resistance in order to propel themselves as efficiently through the water as possible.   For this reason core muscle conditioning is important to improving swimming performance.  Core strength allows a [...]

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July-August 2018 Swim Class registration is open Now!

Get Ready Get Wet: Build comfort and confidence in preparation for actual swim instruction. 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. (30 Minutes) Learn to Swim: Learn proper breathing and streamlining techniques, freestyle and backstroke. Learn to swim advanced class teaches freestyle and backstroke. (1 Hour) Stroke Enhancement Program: Learn skills in preparation for joining a competitive team. For swimmers who have good freestyle [...]

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Swim Strong successfully held the Water Safety Awareness Event in May 2018

Swim Strong has been hosting a celebrating Water Safety Awareness event for 6 years. This year we were excited to reach more than 200 families who learned many new skills and have more understanding about the benefits and dangers of water from inside their very own homes to the great outdoors. We invited 2X Olympian Marko Blazevski and Patterson College Swim Coach Vera Blazevska to give free swimming lessons and share their experiences to inspire kids to love swimming and [...]

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Bootcamp with Olympians – Butterfly

Bootcamp with Olympians Butterfly Saturday, 6/2/2018    9:00-11:00am Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center Featuring: Kim Vandenberg Fee: $79.99 per participant   American Olympic bronze medalist Kim Vandenberg specializes in the butterfly and freestyle. She is a gold medalist from the 2011 Pan American games in both the 200 butterfly and the 4×200 freestyle relay, she is also a silver medalist from the 2007 world championships in the 200 fly and a three time national champion in the 200 fly. Vandenberg is an ambassador for Up2Us Sports, a national non-profit [...]

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