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Case Study: Can Open Water Swimming Help Treat Depression?

Posted on Sep 25, 2018 10:21:43 PM by Laura Dravenstott in open water swimming, in triathlete, in Healthy benefits, in Swimming Community

A recent case study reported in the British Medical Journal and subsequently made into an episode of the BBC documentary series, “The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs,” describes how a 24-year-old mother eliminated her medications for major depressive disorder and anxiety over a period of four months as she began a program of weekly swimming in cold water. But could cold water swimming really help treat depression?

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SwimLabs' Mike Mann Breaks World Records!

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 3:41:04 PM by Laura Dravenstott in Mike Mann, in World Records, in Masters Swimming, in competitive swimming, in open water swimming

August’s Missy Medal for Achievement went to SwimLabs co-founder Michael Mann for setting not one, not two, but three world records at the Masters’ Summer National Meet in Mission Viejo, California. Along with Colorado teammates Craig Petersen, Kirk Andersen, and Greg C. Scott, Michael set a new world record in the (combined ages) 240-279 400-meter Medley Relay. They beat the previous record by 4.53 seconds in a time of 4:32.15.

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SwimLabs Curriculum Enhancement

Posted on Sep 17, 2018 11:14:51 AM by Laura Dravenstott in curriculum, in adult swim lessons, in Swimming lessons, in Teaching Swim Lessons

Streamline Brands is excited to announce the rollout of our enhanced learn to swim curriculum across our family of swim schools: Swimtastic, SafeSplash, and SwimLabs. With a refined emphasis on safety, stroke technique and making swim lessons fun, our enhanced curriculum and true skill progression deliver clear value to students and parents. These attributes, along with our revamped instructor training, teaching aids and technologies, differentiate our swim schools from the rest of the learn to swim market.

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Swim Across America Follow-up: Tara Friedman, Heather Rodriguez

Posted on Sep 14, 2018 5:00:59 PM by Laura Dravenstott in Swim Across America, in competitive swimming, in Swim Tips, in triathlon, in training

SwimLabs was a sponsor of the inaugural Swim Across America - Denver event which raised over $200,000 for Children’s Hospital Colorado.  A grand total of 250 swimmers, 16 Olympians, and countless volunteers helped make this first Denver swim a success.

The biggest individual fundraiser for the event was Tara Friedman, an employee of Children’s Hospital, who raised over $12,000 for her 5k swim. Tara’s accomplishment is even more remarkable given that she started swimming lessons less than two years ago, when her four-year-old son was taking lessons at SwimLabs. 

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Out in Front: Mary Carey's Ultra 520k, Penticton, British Columbia

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 5:40:14 PM by Laura Dravenstott in triathlete, in endurance, in competitive swimming, in SwimLabs

We ask Mary Carey how she prepared for her 3-day ultra-endurance event in the Ultra 520k in what was recently held in Canada. Mary Carey is a USA Triathlon Certified Coach at In Transition Coaching Services, LLC and a Level 2 Instructor at SwimLabs, Highlands Ranch.  Laura Dravenstott is a Level 2 Instructor at SwimLabs, Highlands Ranch.

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