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Swim Strong in Africa

Come, share my wonderful adventure in East Africa!  I was drawn by a lifelong desire to participate in a photo safari….but that just scratched the surface. While there, I discovered that the African continent leads the world in drowning deaths at more than 20%.  That the ”hotspot” of drowning in Africa is at Lake Victoria, where every year more than 500 people die in its waters.  Not recreational swimmers….but people who made their livelihood on those waters. I was also able [...]

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“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://www.swimstrongfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/School_Presentation.mp4      

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“BE THE BEAT!”

SWIM STRONG WANTS YOU TO: “BE THE BEAT!!”   STEP 1: CALL 9-1-1 STEP 2: Push hard and fast in the center of the chest More people knew CPR, more lives could be saved! Let’s check out this video: https://www.swimstrongfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/ThatsCPR_SwimStrong_MCLars_BLG.mp4

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NO Ice Is Safe Ice!

by Gerald M. Dworkin Consultant, Aquatics Safety & Water Rescue LIFESAVING RESOURCES www.lifesaving.com   TWO BOYS, age 11, are ice skating at a local pond. Suddenly, the ice cracks and one boy falls through into 34 degree Fahrenheit water. His friend runs to his aid, and potential tragedy grows as the second boy is pulled into the ice cold water by the panic stricken child already in the water. Unless help is immediately available, both boys will perish within a few minutes, either from [...]

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Why is Swimming one of the Most Heart Healthy Exercises?

In addition to toning visible muscles, swimming also helps improve the most important muscle in our bodies: our heart! Swimming is an aerobic exercise, it strengthens the heart by helping it to become larger; making it more efficient in pumping — which leads to better blood flow throughout your body. 30 minutes of swimming a day can reduce coronary heart disease in women by 30 to 40 percent. Regular aerobic exercise can reduce blood pressure. Swimming raises “good” cholesterol HDL [...]

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Know Before you Go

We hope everyone has a SAFE and enjoyable summer.   You may know that we are on a mission to educate families to “Know Before You Go” and better understand water safety and keeping your families safe in and around water. Sadly, a 19 year old boy drowned just a few days ago because he couldn’t swim and got causght in a rip current…and the beaches weren’t open…so no life guards were there either.  Globally a person dies from drowning every 70 [...]

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Do You Know About Secondary Drowning ???

Founded in August 2015, VisualxMed is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley. It began with two Bay Area natives on a mission to demystify science and medicine and spread their passion for health awareness. By building on the intersection of art and medicine, we are educating and bringing communities closer, one infographic at a time.    

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Amazing Drowning Statistics You Need To Know

These amazing statistics show just how dangerous water can be. These numbers come from a few sources and together they show just how important water safety is. Here are some highlights: • Swimming lessons could reduce childhood drowning by 88% • 1 in 5 people who die from drowning are children • 80% of people who die from drowning are male There are lots more in here, click the image for a full size version:

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