Watch Recap of Pre- Summer Water Safety Panel at Neirs Tavern

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...

Archive February 2020 Screening of “A Film Called Blacks Can’t Swim”

In February 2020 Swim Strong Foundation Held a Screening and Panel  Discussion for A Film Called Blacks Cant Swim at Saint John's University. On the panel was a Psychiatrist Dr. Sudhir Gadh and an Olympian Jhonny Perez Nunez to raise water safety awareness during Black History Month. Below are all of the segments:   More Videos On the Way. Stay Tuned.

Coach Merle Sets New Guinness Record for 30 Kilometer (18.6411miles) Swim

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...

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...

Swim Strong Presents: “A Conversation about Water Safety” (Preview)

Did you know that every 70 seconds a person dies due to drowning? That for every death, 5 more people are suffering brain and spinal cord life changing injuries? Did you know that drowning is the 2nd leading cause of death globally??? But it doesn’t need to be this way. 95% of drowning and water based accidents are PREVENTABLE! Join Swim Strong Foundation for “A Conversation About Water Safety”. Contact  to discuss bringing this program and others to your school and community.   Preview