Swim Skill Tips: Start Now For Race Performance This Season

Posted on Mar 16, 2018 5:31:24 PM by Melissa Mantak, Elite Swim Coach in summer swim camp, in race, in Swim Team, in Swimming tips from an instructor, in Swim Tips

In my work, teaching and coaching go hand in hand. I teach skills and coach how to apply them over time to reach your goals and dreams. When asked about how to improve open water swim performance in a race, my first question is: are you optimizing your pool time now?

Fitness will only take you so far. By improving your skill, strength, and speed in the pool now, you increase your success on race day. Here are 8 tips to implement in your training:

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SwimLabs Interviews: An ADHD Behavior Specialist

Posted on Mar 2, 2018 5:15:35 PM by Megan Rankin in Health, in children learning, in healthy brain functions

SwimLabs Orange County had an ADHD behavioral specialist come out to speak to our staff a couple weeks ago. We interviewed her afterwards for some additional information! Here are their answers below!

{Disclaimer: The following information is informative and is in no way advice in behavior management therapy, nor in diagnosing. The following are tools and examples that I have learned in my training under the supervisor of a Physician / BCBA.}

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College Searches – Keeping Your Sanity

Posted on Feb 13, 2018 7:00:00 AM by Susan Rapp-von der Lippe in Parenting Tips, in Swimming Community, in olympian, in college

This mom knows all too well the stresses of helping a son and daughter with their college decision.

Academics, location, swim program, division level, team dynamics, and overall college cost kept me up many nights. I don’t remember my college search being quite so stressful but then again, that was 1983 and I was being recruited by a few top swimming programs. My parents lucked out with four of their girls receiving full swimming scholarships and a brother attending West Point. Nowadays, colleges are twice the cost (or more), and there are vastly more great athletes vying for coveted scholarships.

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Straight from the Source: Why Moms Love SwimLabs

Posted on Feb 7, 2018 11:45:00 AM by Jen Kawasaki in swim lesson testimonial, in Swimming lessons in Littleton, in Parenting Experiences, in Love, in SwimLabs

Day one – “I love the SwimLabs! When can I come back?”

Lance started taking lessons atSwimLabs Littleton in the summer of 2017. The amount of difference in his stroke equates to years of private lessons. The coaches are fantastic! They are so knowledgeable and take the time to really connect with each student no matter the skill level.

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SwimLabs Story: Fitting Goggles

Posted on Jan 19, 2018 3:48:28 PM by Instructor Asami in swimming lessons in orange county, in Goggles, in Swimming tips from an instructor, in competitive swimming

Do you have questions about how to find the right fitting goggles? Do you know what to look for?

Worry not! Instructor Asami from SwimLabs Orange County has some helpful tips!

Working in a store specifically for competitive swimming in Southern California can be an eye opener, even for someone like me who has spent the last 2 decades poolside. It’s like a whole different world of educating parents about swimming. One of the main things (besides learning how a suit should fit) is fitting goggles. Swimming without goggles can seem like a “Truth or Dare” challenge but not having the right pair can be even harder.

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