February is Women’s Heart Month. Over a half million women die every year from heart disease and most of them didn’t have to. I was almost one of them. Here’s my story: “I’ll never make it,” I thought. “When did these stairs get so steep?! I’m gonna look like an idiot if I fall down in front of everybody…” It was a blisteringly hot July day, one of the hottest I can remember, and the humidity was off the charts. [...]
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Encourages Healthy Eating Habits Healthy eating and great taste are two phrases that don’t always go together. But at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital our culinary team is changing that. Working with our food service partner, Morrison, St.John’s Episcopal Hospital implemented a new wellness platform that offers an improved approach to healthy eating, one which comes with flavor-packed, nutritious meals and a new perspective on what we eat. (Click to enlarge image) St. John’s Episcopal Hospital will [...]
February is American Heart Month so let’s take a brief moment to reflect on how swimming helps our hearts. Most of us may know swimming is a wonderful form of exercise, helping to increase muscle tone and build strength, but perhaps the greatest benefit swimming has on the body is the positive effects on the heart. The heart is one of the most important muscles in our body and, like any other muscle, requires exercise in order to work more [...]
Come and Join the Swim Strong Foundation! For the new year, we wish you all can follow the steps of the horse to chase your new goals! Just join us and jump in the pool to be a more powerful and confident “horse”! Happy Chinese New Year! – By Yiwei “Vivi” Dong Swim Strong Coach, Swimmer on the Chinese National Swim Team
Swim Strong Foundation is excited to be honored at the 15th marching of the St. Pat’s for All Parade which will be held on Sunday March 2nd at 1pm in Sunnyside/Woodside. All those who march here embrace the spirit of hospitality and inclusion that is so uniquely Irish. Come march with us and celebrate the Irish in YOU…by heritage or advocacy!
When you watch an Olympic swimmer surface post-race to learn he or she has broken a record, sometimes it is hard to reconcile the sheer joy of the moment with the knowledge that a mere hundredth of a second – or less! – separates the new time from the old one. How hard can it be to knock off a second, you may ask? The answer is – as any seasoned swimmer will tell you in a blink of an eye (three- to four-tenths [...]
Help us close our $5600.00 fundraising gap. Your tax deductible donation will make the difference for children who need free swim lessons. Become a member of our life saving and changing team. [button url=”https://www.swimstrongfoundation.org/donate/” style=”green” size=”large”]Make a Donation[/button]
The winner of our 3rd Annual Holiday Raffle has been chosen and wants to remain anonymous. We at Swim Strong thank them and ALL who participated for your support so we can continue to provide free classes to children who otherwise would not be able to afford swim lessons. This year we helped 1189 people learn to swim and provided 413 scholarships (more than $74,000 worth of services) to children who otherwise could not afford swim lessons. The proceeds [...]