PSAs

Ocean and Beach Safety

Greetings Families! Our beaches are open and we want everyone to be safe while enjoying them! Pls share this with your friends and family members along with our PSA Here. https://twitter.com/SwimStrongNYswimstrong-2015-infrographic.png Beach Forecasts and Text Alerts The daily beach forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS), located at https://www.weather.gov/beach/okx , includes rip current risk levels and information about other hazards at the beach. Sign up for text alerts for beach conditions by texting “Beach” or “Playa” to 877877. To check on beach...

Be SMART to be SAFE Around the Water

As Water Safety Professionals We Advocate That You Only Swim When A Life Guard is Present BUT If You Insist Upon Putting Yourself in Danger, Here Are Some Ways to Minimize Your Risk of Drowning and Injury. Can’t swim? Don’t go out! Know your limits and stay within them. Assume that your swim skills are less than you think in open water.    Swim with a buddy; preferably one that is more swim skilled than you are. Ask a person who is...

Oxidative Stress – What Is It? and How Does It Impact Our Health?

Both Oxidative Stress (OS) & Free Radicals (FR) are terms many have heard but no little about. A great place to start is a base understanding of human cells. Adults are made up of 30 trillion cells, with every cell renewing on a 3-month cycle. Humans are cellular structures, which is biologically accurate, but our cells are also molecules! Cells are made of proteins, a type of molecule, & water, which is another molecule, together with a variety of...

IMPORTANCE OF FLUID INTAKE (HYDRATION)

Drinking enough fluid each day is vitally important for everyone’s continued Health & Wellbeing. While fluid incorporates a very broad range of substances, I’m referring to water. Our goal should always be to consume the highest quality purist water that we can access. There are numerous factors relating to volume required e.g., Season, Climate, Exercise Intensity; but as a generic value adult males require 3 litres each day whereas, an adult female needs approximately 2.2 litres. Our body relies on...

COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE & CRF MEASURED AS VO2 MAX

COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE & CRF MEASURED AS VO2 MAX The concept of being able to enhance your brain & neural network via aerobic & anaerobic energy systems is amazing! Our brain & nervous system change in response to enhanced oxygen usage with studies clearly indicating that CRF is associated with brain volume & brain white matter integrity in healthy older adults. White matter refers to areas of the Central Nervous System (CNS) that are mainly made up of myelinated axons which...

Yes, We Have a Winner!!

Congratulations to Andrew M. for winning our holiday raffle! Andrew generously donated his winnings back to Swim Strong!! The raffle raised $5,800 and that means 310 students will receive “Know Before You Go®” training at no cost in the new year. Thank you to Andrew and ALL who participated in our holiday raffle  so that more students may receive this life saving program.  Together, we save lives!

Take the Plunge – Just do it!

  "Elite swimmer Matthew Austin Josa talks to us about how young athletes can return to the pool successfully after a Covid hiatus.    Matt started his company, Fearless Athlete, to combat the mental health epidemic in youth athletics.   According to the CDC 2021, 1 in 3 teenagers suffer from depression. Fearless Athlete provides faith based youth performance coaching. Inspiring athletes to break through mental/physical performance barriers." Take the Plunge - Just do it! Athletes! Is it your time to approach the 8 lane,...

Swim Strong: The Big Picture

Still don’t understand why Swim Strong Foundation is so adamant that we understand water safety from an environmental point of view?  That water safety be taught in our schools?  That ALL of us, swim skilled or not, understand water more deeply and in fact, develop a different relationship with the water?   View this 6 minute video to learn more.