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CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH US

Presents A Virtual Film Viewing of "A Film Called Blacks Can't Swim" Plus Panel Discussion with Film Maker, Ed Accura In Partnership with the Laru Beya Collective, Patagonia and Surfrider NYC Register on line to view the film from Tuesday 2/16- Tuesday 2/23 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/viewing-a-film-called-blacks-can't-swim-tickets-141843414471 Attend the PANEL DISCUSSION with filmmaker Ed Accura + team on Sunday 2/21 at 4pm EST. Link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NjNmZThjOTktNmI1NS00YjRjLWI5MGEtNjY5MjFlNjJiNmNj%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2246827196-0d1a-488c-949e-bb3ea6bdf141%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2280d0a150-1e37-4f07-b9dc-7811f117dcb1%22%2c%22IsBroadcastMeeting%22%3atrue%7d The viewing is free but donations are greatly appreciated! @SwimStrongFoundationInc, @SurfriderNYC, @Patagonia, and @TheLaruBeyaCollective have come together to support a bill that will mandate water safety instruction in schools (Senate Bill S2207 //...

Swim Strong Foundation Recognized by USA Swimming for Dry Side Water Safety Educational Series

Swim Strong Foundation Recognized by USA Swimming for  Dry Side Water Safety Educational Series Know Before You Go™! introduces water safety skills to all NEW YORK, NY… USA Swimming Foundation honors Swim Strong Foundation as one of three national Make a Splash Heroes.  These Heroes have made sure water safety education is available to all members of their communities despite economic hardship, inaccessibility to pools or other challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each honoree will receive $5,000 from longtime USA...

Lifeguard Lauren Cortright shares how Community Pool in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Keeps Staff and Patrons Safe

July 17, 2020 As New Yorkers await the reopening of their pools, one may imagine getting right back into the water, sharing a lane with all of their friends, getting that two hour workout in… However, it is important to remember that before things go back to normal, there will be a transitional phase of reopening which may change the way an entire pool functions.   Guards Tommy and Allison practicing social distancing when talking with one another. My name is Lauren Cortright,...

Coach David Marsh’s Words of Encouragement

We recently received the following words of encouragement from an icon in the international world of elite and Olympic swimming, Coach David Marsh.  Dave is a 3x Olympic Coach; 9x NCAA National Coach of the Year; 13xSEC Coach of the Year. As a college athlete he was a 5x All American Back stroker at Auburn University. He has coached age group teams to Elite and 40 Olympic Swimmers from 19 countries.     Dear Shawn, I’d like to thank you and the Swim Strong Foundation...

Water Safety Awareness and Education

Swim Strong has developed a presentation about Water Safety Awareness and Education.      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taV77XRipRk&feature=youtu.be We welcome you to Contact us for requesting a copy of our Power Point presentation, specifying Grade School (K-4); Middle School or High School versions. While there is no charge for this information, we invite you to make a donation to our organization if you feel moved to do so.  $250 provides free swim lessons to a child whose family otherwise would not be able to afford them.