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Registration for Nov/Dec session is now open!

Registration for Nov/Dec session is now open!     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 in preparation for joining a competitive [...]

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Stop the proposed elimination of Swim Strong competitive programming in Flushing Meadow Aquatic Center

Hello Friends of Swim Strong Foundation The Department of Parks and Recreation wants to eliminate our competitive program at Flushing Meadow Aquatic Center. We need your help!  This is a petition asking you to sign in favor of Swim Strong retaining our competitive training there.   Everybody’s support is critical! Please sign through this link and share on your social media to let more people know what we are doing and ask for their help as well. Thank you.  

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Swim Strong’s Guest Coach Compilation Video

If you love swimming, you must wonder where you can get the best training.   Where can you benefit from experienced, competitive coaching staff?  Where might you even meet elite, Olympic athletes?  Swim Strong Foundation is that place.  Check the video to see our guest coaches during the year.  Join us for our next class!

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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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