Swim Strong in The News

“Know Before You Go®” Presentation

95% of Drowning Deaths ARE Preventable! People get hurt and die needlessly in and around the water because they don’t understand the environment they are getting into.  It doesn’t have to be this way!  View our series of videos to learn more ways to keep you and your family safe.  Our “Know Before You Go!®”  power point presentation; pre and post questions and training guide is available.  Send your request to shawn.slevin@SwimStrongFoundation.org   with your name email address and phone number. https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/swimstrongfoundation/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/13170431/School_Presentation.mp4      

Swim Strong Foundation brings affordable swim classes to the East Village!

Swim Strong Foundation brings affordable swim classes to the East Village! It's time to register for the September/October 2016 Session at Swim Strong! LOCATION PROGRAM DAY DATES TIME LINK Manhattan-Boys Club of NY 287 E 10th Street, New York, NY 11239 (NO CLASS on 10/9/2016) Get Ready Get Wet Sun. 9/25-10/23 11:00 to 1:00 PM View Learn to Swim Sun. 9/25-10/23 11:00 to 1:00 PM View Competitive & Stroke Enhancement Sun. 9/25-10/23 11:00 to 1:00 PM View For more information visit www.www.swimstrongfoundation.org Register for your class here: https://www.swimstrongfoundation.org/classes/ Need financial help?  https://www.swimstrongfoundation.org/apply-for-a-scholarship/

Starts and Turns BOOTCAMP @FMP 8/20/2016

Starts and Turns BOOTCAMP Saturday 8/20/2016 9:00-11:00am; Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center Featuring: Jonathan Fung, Matthew Stypulski and Jordan Melidor-Fuxis, Fee: $75 per participant; $10 per spectator So, you think you know everything about great starts and turns?    Yes, Starts and Turns are tough techniques to master, but our guest coaches will help you break it down and build it back up! Our Guest Coaches are Jonathan Fung who has competed for 20 years; captained Men’s Swim Team at Hamilton College; specializes in fly and free events. Matthew Stypulski – entering his 4th year of swimming for...

Save a Life this Summer

  Swim Strong Summer Scholarship Drive - URGENT Prevent drownings! Prevent life debilitating injuries! Already this summer, many families have suffered the trauma and heartache of losing a loved one because of an accidental drowning. Tragedy happens at lakes, rivers, pools, beaches, bathtubs, and more… all quietly within seconds. Drowning is the second leading cause of death of children under age 14!  Visit our website to "Know Before YOU Go!®" https://www.swimstrongfoundation.org/know-before-you-go/ Thankfully, compassionate friends like you and Swim Strong Foundation can provide swimming and water safety lessons...

On Water Safety Awareness Day Interviewed by NY1 News – Thanks to our fantastic sponsors, partners and volunteers !

Thanks to the efforts and generosity of our sponsors and volunteers, Swim Strong hosted the 4th Water Safety Awareness Day on May 14th at Brooklyn Sports Club and Far Rockaway High School. The mission of this event was to educate those who attended about water safety and give free swim classes to children and adults. We couldn’t have done it without our fantastic sponsors, partners and volunteers who made the special day a success.   We were honored this year be interviewed by the...

Swim Strong is a finalist in the 2014 Diversity and Inclusion (DANDI) Sports Category

The DANDI Awards showcase individuals and organizations for their demonstration and outstanding commitment to the creation of a more diverse and inclusive world. This year they will continue recognize and honor those who do so in sports, our category. The third annual awards ceremony is scheduled for: Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 6.30 pm New York Times Building DANDI nominees are reviewed by an independent Ambassador Council who anonymously vote to select category winners. The Diversity and Inclusion Awards was founded in 2012. Previous winners in this category...

Race, Fear and the Risk of Drowning

Published on City Limits by Jarrett Murphy on Jul 8, 2014 As the weather heats up so does the concern for water safety around pools and waterfronts. On Monday, Brooklyn's borough president reminded parents to supervise their children closely after Ruhshona Kurbonova, a two-year-old, drowned in Prospect Park Lake this past weekend. "A city that is surrounded by a body of water shouldn’t lose human bodies to swimming incidents or water-related incidents," said Eric Adams. City Topics Health and Environment To prevent further drowning...

Brooklyn Borough President, Nonprofit Urge Swimming Safety After Drowning

Published on CBS New York on July 7, 2014 NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In the wake of the drowning death of a toddler in Prospect Park, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and a nonprofit swimming education group have joined together to urge proper water safety. As 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported, swimming spots around Brooklyn will be getting visits in the next few days from Adams and Swim Strong, which offers low-cost swimming lessons. Swim Strong co-founder Shawn Slevin said the group will...