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“Water Safety” Senate Bill S2207: How to Get Involved.

We have kicked off our partnership with Surfrider Foundation,  Laru Beya and Patagonia. Our organizations passionately came together to support a bill that will mandate watersafety instruction in schools (Senate Bill S2207// Assembly Bill A728) Tell your elected official that water safety instruction should be mandatory across schools in NY state! You can do so or learn more about this initiative through the LINK IN BIO or at Laru Beya Collective. Drowning is a global health crisis and an average...

Swim Strong Foundation Partners to Increase Water Safety in New York

Swim Strong Foundation is so excited to present a partnership with Surfrider Foundation,  Laru Beya and Patagonia. Our organizations passionately came together to support a bill that will mandate watersafety instruction in schools (Senate Bill S2207// Assembly Bill A728). This will be a part of overcoming the socioeconomic and cultural barriers that have unfairly rendered many resources, opportunities, activities and spaces inaccessible to so many. Laying the foundation for a more inclusive and safer recreational water community with our...

Take it From an Iron Woman

Susanne Mueller is a global business coach who uses sports parallels in her work.  She is also a running coach and Iron Woman and has created a podcast called “Take It From An Iron Woman”.   She is also an author and you may purchase her book here:  https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/1545485747/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Be sure to choose Swim Strong Foundation as the charity you support via Amazon Smile. Susanne was kind to invite me to be a guest on her show. Join us for part 1 (14minutes)...

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...

Product Launch: “Know Before You Go!™, Water Safety For ALL”

  Swim Strong is excited to launch Phase 2 of their new water safety educational programming:    Our world is changing before our eyes and becoming much more watery as a result.   Our water levels are rising more than an inch per year; our storms are becoming much more intense causing significantly more flooding and in many cities our waterfronts are being developed, providing access to a variety of open water situations to people who many not understand the nature and...

NY Times Discusses Water Safety on NYC Shorelines

Every year, we loose loved ones to unintentional drowning because people don’t understand the conditions, nature and danger of the water they are getting into. We thank the NY Times for yet again shining the light on the dangers of our shore line and the need for water safety education. From The New York Times: How One Shoreline Took the Lives of 7 Young People: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/nyregion/rockaway-beach-drownings.html?smid=em-share “Do you see my friends?” A year of tragedy along a strip of New York City beaches. Education is...

Swim Strong Presents: “A Conversation about Water Safety” (Preview)

Did you know that every 70 seconds a person dies due to drowning? That for every death, 5 more people are suffering brain and spinal cord life changing injuries? Did you know that drowning is the 2nd leading cause of death globally??? But it doesn’t need to be this way. 95% of drowning and water based accidents are PREVENTABLE! Join Swim Strong Foundation for “A Conversation About Water Safety”. Contact  Shawn.Slevin@SwimStrongFoundation.org  to discuss bringing this program and others to your school and community.   Preview https://youtu.be/pAp3hGe7N_c  

Registration for Mar/ Apr Classes is Open

SWIM STRONG 2020 Mar.-Apr. Classes Schedule   ALL PROGRAMS ARE FOR ADULTS AND YOUTH Get Ready Get Wet: Build comfort and confidence in preparation for actual swim instruction. (30 Minutes) The class introduces new swimmers to the water. Children as young as 3 years old can participate if an adult family member joins them in the water. Learn to Swim: Learn proper breathing and streamlining techniques, freestyle and backstroke.  (1 Hour) Learn to swim advanced class teaches freestyle and backstroke. Stroke Enhancement Program: Learn skills in...

Registration for Jan/ Feb Classes is Open, let’s go.

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FOR ADULTS AND YOUTH Get Ready Get Wet: Build comfort and confidence in preparation for actual swim instruction. (30 Minutes) The class introduces new swimmers to the water. Children as young as 3 years old can participate if an adult family member joins them in the water. Learn to Swim: Learn proper breathing and streamlining techniques, freestyle and backstroke.  (1 Hour) Learn to swim advanced class teaches freestyle and backstroke. Stroke Enhancement Program: Learn skills in preparation for joining a competitive...