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$67 Million Flushing Aquatic Center Still Closed Months After Emergency Roof Repair (Author: Haidee Chu, The City)

$67 Million Flushing Aquatic Center Still Closed Months After Emergency Roof Repair Haidee Chu, The City This article was originally published on Nov 21 4:41am EST by THE CITY New York City Department of Parks and Recreataion Nearly three years after the Flushing Meadows Corona Aquatic Center’s Olympic-caliber pool closed for what was supposed to be “at least six weeks” for an emergency roof repair, it remains off limits to the public as the Department of Parks and Recreation struggles to repair...

Hurricane Sandy 10 years later: Educators and parents reflect on how the storm shaped them (Amy Zimmer, Chalkbeat New York)

Oct 27, 10:30am EDT (This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters”) Hurricane Sandy blew into New York City late on Oct. 29, 2012, when the city’s hundreds of school buildings were empty of students and staff. In the days that followed, the physical toll of the storm on the city’s schools became clear. Some 200 schools were damaged, from flooded auditoriums to a lack of heat and more severe structural issues. When schools reopened...

Swim Strong Visits “Dive In” to talk Water Safety: Rip Tides

So honored and excited to be joining Liz Taylor and Dr. Sylvia Earle of DOER (Deep Ocean Exploration & Research) a marine consulting firm. These two amazing women are legends of the deep, scientists who have explored diverse depths in polar to tropical oceans. Dr. Earle has 70 years of exploring the world’s oceans, is a marine biologist, oceanographer and author. She is also the founder of Mission Blue, a NFP with a mission to explore, restore and protect the...

Swim Strong Foundation Speaks Mandating Water Safety Education on the Crossing the Lanes Podcast

Thank you @Naji Ali for featuring me and our work at Swim Strong Foundation on your podcast, Crossing the Lanes (Click Play Below). This 30 minute podcast is focused on our legislative work, trying to mandate water safety and swimming education in NY State schools (Bills S2207    s2207 NYS Assembly/Senate Water Safety Instruction Bill Also the sister bill in the Assembly A728. ) As mentioned in the podcast play notes, you can join us in this effort.  If you live...

Read About Swim trong Foundation’s Community Work to End Drowning and more in The Journalist’s Resource Article

Swim Strong’s E.D. Shawn Slevin mentioned as part of the solution to reducing racial disparities in drowning deaths. Thank you Naseem Miller, Senior Editor, Health The Journalist’s Resource at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard Kennedy School. Read Article Here