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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...

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?...

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...

Remote Consulting – Sport, Fitness, Health & Wellness

We are excited that Coach Paul Barry is now offering his elite coaching services virtually!  Coach Paul has been a great a friend to Swim Strong sharing his expertise with us from both  a physical and mental wellness point of view.  He is now willing to share that more directly with you on a personal basis!   See his offering here. I have been a Blog Writer for Swim Strong Foundation in New York since 2014. My blog subjects cover a...

Our thanks to Coach Paul as he reminds us again: Do NOT hold your breath!!!

Shallow Water Blackout (“SWB.”) technically known as Hypoxic Blackout or Apnoeic Hypoxia claims many lives every year. Most cases are 100% preventable through increased awareness of what causes it & the danger it presents. “SWB” occurs when a person holds their breath underwater too long or other forms of hypoxic based actions. “SWB” occurs from low levels of oxygen to the brain known as Hypoxia. The physiological process is: An inability to breathe takes place either consciously or from physical over...

How to Reach Out to Your Representatives to Pass Water Safety Law

Greetings Swim Strong Friends in NEW YORK City and State, Please be aware that there are two Bills S2207 and A728 making their way through the legislative process in the Senate and Assembly. They seek to mandate the training of water safety education in NY State and City schools. We need you to reach out to your own Senator and Assembly Member and ask them to co-sponsor these bills and vote YES to pass them into law, The Senate Bill is Sponsored by Senator Joseph...

What Do You Really Know About Water?

This environmental program on water safety, “Know Before You Go™!” (KBYG) can be viewed by you at home. Why is water safety knowledge so critical? ·Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death worldwide. African Americans are three times as likely to drown as other demographics. 95% of tragedies are PREVENTABLE! Due to global climate change our water levels are rising and our storms are intensifying. We need more knowledge of and a different relationship with water. "Know Before You Go!™, Water...

The Importance of Good Metabolic Health

Awareness & an understanding of how Metabolic Health interacts with your health & well-being is important & needs to be a high priority. Our metabolism covers every biomechanical process that occurs in our body. Enhancing our Metabolic Health is an area that requires proactive effort. Metabolism has two states, either building substances, known as anabolism, or breaking down substances known as catabolism. Metabolic Health has a specific definition. It relates to having ideal levels of blood sugar, triglycerides, (HDL) cholesterol,...

Swim Strong Foundation Recognized by USA Swimming for Dry Side Water Safety Educational Series

Swim Strong Foundation Recognized by USA Swimming for  Dry Side Water Safety Educational Series Know Before You Go™! introduces water safety skills to all NEW YORK, NY… USA Swimming Foundation honors Swim Strong Foundation as one of three national Make a Splash Heroes.  These Heroes have made sure water safety education is available to all members of their communities despite economic hardship, inaccessibility to pools or other challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each honoree will receive $5,000 from longtime USA...

Words of Wisdom from Coach Andrea

The pandemic has been upon us for more than six months now. We have seen and participated in shut downs, lock downs, partial lock downs, quarantines, and various phases of re-opening. To say it has been a trying time for everyone is an understatement. Our individual health and well being is tested daily. I mean ALL parts of our existence: mental, physical, spiritual, social. These have been impacted in ways we may not see for some time. This means...