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Coach Paul Alerts Us to Losing Muscle Mass with Age and Suggests Ways to Minimize It

  SARCOPENIA – MUSCLE LOSS AS WE AGE with Guest Blogger Paul Barry We lose lean skeletal muscle mass as we age which can create serious issues for us as it is a major component for our movement. Numerous factors can create this situation, but the following are some of the common reasons: Medical conditions. Becoming bedridden. Poor genetic disposition. High numbers of diseases. Muscle tissue changes with age. Commencing a more sedentary lifestyle. Injuries that affect or impair movement capability. ...

Climate Change and Water Safety: The Interconnectivity of Climate Change in our Lives

Millions of Americans are at risk because of flooding, storms, and wildfires. Climate-related risks are happening where they did not happen in the past. In New York City, we now experience “sunny day flooding”, a phenomenon that has nothing to do with rainfall; but everything to do with super tides.   Florida and Texas have borne the brunt of this type of extreme weather for several years. Home prices in both states have declined between 3-5%.  Think of how it must be...

Read Coach Paul’s Article: Oxidative Stress– What Is It & Does It Impact Our Health?

Oxidative stress is not an everyday term but many of us have likely heard of Free radicals. Oxidative stress occurs when we have an excess of Free radicals in our body’s cells. Free radicals are oxygen carrying molecules in our body that have an unpaired number of electrons. Free radicals are created from both natural & unnatural causes e.g., The body produces them during normal metabolic processes. Antioxidants play a vital role in neutralising Free radicals by donating an...

Read Coach Paul’s Article on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy CBT) is an interesting field within Psychology that we can all utilise to make positive changes in our lives & overall wellbeing across a multitude of areas e.g., Relationships, Mood, OCD, PTSD, Anxiety, Negative Life View, Life Changes, Alcohol & Drug use, Sporting performance. While it is technique used widely by Psychologists & Therapists, the core principles on which it is based are within most people’s abilities to self-direct. Two Meta Studies that both had results compiled...

Watch Recap of Pre- Summer Water Safety Panel at Neirs Tavern

THanks to Loycent Gordon of Neir’s Tavern who hosted a lively discussion about water safety from several points of view: Lita Smith-Mines, editor Boating Magazine Long Island; Rick Kauffman, CEO of Kells Group; Lydia Gilkes, lifeguard; Aydon Gaboural, Co-Founder of Laru Beya Collective and Shawn Slevin, Founder and E.D. of Swim Strong Foundation. With knowledge comes the ability to make decisions that keep ourselves and our families safe in, on and around the water. 95% of drowning and water based...

Taking Climate Action with Swim Strong Foundation

We are well past the time of “Climate Change”.  We are now in the era of “Climate Action”.  Universities are beginning to understand this too.   Walter Leal, head of the Climate Change Management Department of the University of Hamburg notes that in the field of higher education, programs have been created on climate as a concentration or at the post graduate  level.  Now changes are starting to be made in undergrad curriculum  into law, science, medicine, economics,  and literature.  Why?...

Archive February 2020 Screening of “A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim”

In February 2020 Swim Strong Foundation Held a Screening and Panel  Discussion for A Film Called Blacks Cant Swim at Saint John's University. On the panel was a Psychiatrist Dr. Sudhir Gadh and an Olympian Jhonny Perez Nunez to raise water safety awareness during Black History Month. Below are all of the segments:   More Videos On the Way. Stay Tuned.

Coach Merle Sets New Guinness Record for 30 Kilometer (18.6411miles) Swim

Update on Merle's Swim: Coach Merle sets new Guinness Record!!! Article Here: Guiness World Record: Farthest Swim In Monofin Swim Strong Founder on Merle the Mermaid 4/17/21  More Information about Merle Merle Liivand, born in Estonia, member of the Estonian National Swim Team, former Baltic States Champion, ice and open water swimmer, triathlete, entrepreneur, conservationist and yes, mermaid. Also, friend and Guest Elite Coach to Swim Strong Foundation, where she has taught several breaststroke Bootcamps; much to the delight of our swimmers! A video from...