Pop Social Enterprise Showcases Swim Strong Foundation’s Mission and WorkShawn Slevin
Thank you POP Social Enterprises for showcasing Swim Strong’s mission and work. We appreciate you!! Go to Newsletter
Read About Swim trong Foundation’s Community Work to End Drowning and more in The Journalist’s Resource ArticleShawn Slevin
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
Watch Recap of Pre- Summer Water Safety Panel at Neirs TavernShawn Slevin
THanks to Loycent Gordon of Neir’s Tavern who hosted a lively discussion about water safety from several points of view: Lita Smith-Mines, editor Boating Magazine Long Island; Rick Kauffman, CEO of Kells Group; Lydia Gilkes, lifeguard; Aydon Gaboural, Co-Founder of Laru Beya Collective and Shawn Slevin, Founder and E.D. of Swim Strong Foundation. With knowledge comes the ability to make decisions that keep ourselves and our families safe in, on and around the water. 95% of drowning and water based accidents...
Coach Merle Sets New Guinness Record for 30 Kilometer (18.6411miles) SwimShawn Slevin
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 her...
Swim Strong Discusses Water Safety on “Meet The Expert” PodcastShawn Slevin
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 before...
How to Reach Out to Your Representatives to Pass Water Safety LawShawn Slevin
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 Addabbo...
Swim Strong Founder visits Philanthropy in PhocusShawn Slevin
Shawn was delighted to join the talented Tommy D in his attic for this broad cast of Philanthropy in Phocus. Tommy.....Thanks for shining your light on our life saving organization! View Facebook Video Here: Podcast
Swim Strong Founder on Sports Philanthropy Network PodcastShawn Slevin
https://sportsphilanthropynetwork.org/podcast-s4ep2-shawn-slevin/ You can download the full audio here or listen on the website.
Swim Strong Foundation Partners to Increase Water Safety in New YorkShawn Slevin
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 youth,...
Swim Strong Founder Recognized as “Make a Splash Hero”Shawn Slevin
Here is the article: https://swimswam.com/phillips-66-honors-2020-make-a-splash-heroes/