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

Senate Chamber at New York State Capitol, Albany 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...

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...

Coach Paul Suggests We Take a Pause and Assess Our Use of Mass Media

Image: India Education Careers Mass Media – Increasing Your Awareness   Mass media platforms are a major source of information & they can be extremely beneficial. It is important to maintain an awareness of possible pitfalls e.g. Social Media can be addictive due to our quest for news, information, gossip, gaming etc, different sources on topics can have differing facts or views creating mixed messaging, inconsistency & issues around accuracy. However, the overarching key aspect to be aware of is the...

Digging Deep – What is your “English Channel Swim?

Digging deep in the face of adversity – reflections by SwimQuest swimming Holidays Co-Founder John Coningham Rolls The English Channel swim is the “Mount Everest” of long-distance swims.  At approximately 21 miles in distance, plus the huge effects of the tidal movements, there are no guarantees (however good you are at swimming) that you will make it across.  Most crossings take around 12-16 hours, in sea water that is around 60 F.  The English Channel is one of the world’s...

COVID-19 Create A Daily Structure

Changes in our life are normal & we adjust. COVID-19 was not expected & crash tackled us! Daily life & our routines were changed with most areas affected, but the majority have been stopped or altered in some fashion. Humanity is in lockdown, the new normal is completely foreign & many are struggling to cope with the pressure, stress & unknowns. The major culprit are impositions around what we cannot do. Any action from your previous daily life will...

Coach Shares Research on Corona Virus History

Our thanks to Coach Paul for his research into the coronavirus world. You may be surprised how long this family of viruses has actually been around. The History Of Coronavirus The starting point from a historical perspective is understanding that Coronavirus is not new. Scientists have been aware of it for nearly 60 years, but it is in the last 50 years that it has accumulated wider recognition. Most people became aware of Coronavirus in 2003. That outbreak of Severe Acute...

Getting Comfortable With The Uncomfortable by Guest Blogger Coach Paul Barry

Getting Comfortable With The Uncomfortable There are numerous challenges that humanity has had to face as a result of events caused by the COVID19 Virus Pandemic. The speed of transmission has provided a short period to process what has happened. To varying degrees this is always the case when major incidents take place with little or no warning. Initial plans are made as key information & data become available. As more understanding & clarity is formed priorities can be formulated...

Joel’s Journey

Photo by Maël BALLAND from Pexels Hello, my name is Joel Zombre and I am originally from Burkina Faso, West Africa.  I moved to the Unites States in 2010 to further my education. 5 years later in 2015 after graduating from college I decided to join the US NAVY.   Little did I know that there is a swim qualification that I had to pass in order to graduate from Bootcamp. I remember the first day I walked into the recruiting...