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Swim Strong Discusses Water Safety on “Meet The Expert” Podcast

I was delighted to be the guest on Bruce Hurwitz’s “Meet the Expert” podcast where we spoke about the importance of water safety. Bruce has a career as an executive recruiter, career counselor and speech writer so he knows how to ask questions and get at the heart of the matter. Thank you Bruce for shining the light in this critical, but so often overlooked issue. Here’s The Link:    Fundraising Alert! We have raised $400 to date and need 105 supporters to donate $20...

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...

It’s Winter: Now What?

It is winter......7 children died due to falling through the ice in NY/NJ last year. Find out what you need to do to be SAFE and not a statistic. Purchase "Know Before You Go, Water Safety for All" here: https://www.swimstrongfoundation.org/product/kbyg/ or" Know Before You Go, A Social Justice Call to Action" here: https://www.swimstrongfoundation.org/swim-strongs-online-social-justice-package/

“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...