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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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Swim Strong Foundation participated in USA Swimming’s Make A Splash on THE TODAY SHOW

  Swim Strong Foundation was excited to participate with USA Swimming Foundation on THE TODAY SHOW. Swim Strong’s own Logan swam with Olympic athletes: Missy Franklin, Nathan Adrian, Cullen Jones, Simone Manuel and Rowdy Gaines to show off some skills while they spoke about the importance of water safety and learning to swim. The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative is a national child-focused water safety campaign which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to [...]

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LG training opportunity

Summer is almost here….Time to take aLG certification or RECert class? We have a great opportunity to get Red Cross certified for Lifeguarding, first aid, AED/CPR through our partners at Lifeguard Training NY.  To celebrate our alliance they will discount the fees for this class normally $395 will be $300! Check the registration link for different options. Criteria for class: Be 15 years or older on day of the class. Swim nonstop  300 yards in either free or breaststroke ; Tread 2 minutes without using hands Swim 20 [...]

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Registration for May/ June Classes is Open

The 2019 summer Swim Strong schedule is here and you can register now! It’s not too late to register and don’t forget you may qualify for a scholorship as well. Click on the class title to see all available sessions. We offer the following classes: 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 [...]

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Swim Strong Olympic Bootcamp with Lia Neal

Swim Strong Foundation was proud and excited to feature Olympian Lia Neal as our guest coach for our freestyle bootcamp yesterday.  The Bushwick HS pool was full of competitive swimmers eager to improve their skills; learn new drills and be motivated by Lia as she shared her story with us.   Our thanks to her Mom, Sui Neal, for speaking to our parents about their families journey with Lia.   The event was concluded with a free swim lesson for members [...]

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Are YOU one of the 37% of ADULT Americans the Centers for Disease Control says cannot swim the length of a 25 yard pool?

If so, you can change that!  Swim Strong is celebrating April as Adult Learn to Swim Month!   Take 15% off swim lessons this month by registering with this discount code ADT15. What are you waiting for?!?! Register Now: https://www.swimstrongfoundation.org/shop/classes/learn-to-swim/    

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Olympian Lia Neal Comes Home to Brooklyn

Olympian Lia Neal Comes Home to Brooklyn Sat   4/20/2019     1-5 PM   Bushwick HS  400 Irving Avenue, Brooklyn NY Freestyle Bootcamp with Lia    1-3pm   $79/participant ( only for swimmers with 3+ years competitive experience) (click to register) Discussion with Lia’s parents Siu & Rome Neal about Raising an Olympian   1:30pm-2:30pm  FREE/participant (click to register) Free swim lessons for the community (parents & Children)    3-5pm    25 students limit per 30min session (click to register) Learn Freestyle techniques and achieve your dreams Lia Neal, who is the daughter of a [...]

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Swim Strong January February 2019 class schedule

Registration for January/ February Classes is Open

The 2019 Swim Strong schedule is here and you can register now! It’s not too late to register and don’t forget you may qualify for a scholorship as well. Click on the class title to see all available sessions. We offer the following classes: 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 [...]

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Buy A Swim Strong Raffle to Win $1500

Yes, Virginia, it’s true…..Santa DOES love to swim.  And he loves this year’s raffle prize. $1500.00 Drawing made December 20th.   Proceeds to benefit the scholarship fund. Only 500 available!! Holiday Raffle 2018 Swim Strong Foundation is a 501c3 in New York City that provides affordable swim lessons and water safety education to families.   Our programs teach basic swim lessons through stroke enhancement classes for competitive swimmers of all ages. Swim Strong has taught more than 8700 people to respect the water and develop strong swimming [...]

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