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Mike Mann Mondays: A Day in the Life of a Swim School Owner

Posted on Jul 2, 2018 10:35:59 AM by Dorian Capers in Swim Team, in Swimming tips from an instructor, in swimming goals, in Swimming Community, in competitive swimming, in Mike Mann

In this segment, we ask Master's Swimmer, World Record Holder, and humble SwimLabs Co-Founder, Mike Mann his insights on the sport and swimming news happening around the world!

This Week's Question:

What's a day in the life of a swim school owner like?

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CPR: History and How To - Part 1

Posted on Jun 28, 2018 9:37:38 AM by Laura Dravenstott in water safety tips, in safety, in CPR

As summer moves into high gear with many families participating in water activities, it’s important to remember water safety and lifesaving measures. One important life-saving skill is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR. CPR is most commonly used in the event of cardiac arrest and/or drowning, and it allows a bystander to manually help circulate oxygenated blood throughout the body of the injured person, preserving brain function until medical help arrives. It’s a basic but proven first aid skill used throughout the world, saving approximately 92,000 lives each year.

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SwimLabs Stories: Forty Minutes

Posted on Jun 26, 2018 5:06:03 PM by Rachel Petersen in race, in SwimLabs, in training, in technique

Why SwimLabs? Forty minutes.  I cut forty minutes off of my 10k swim after working at SwimLabs.  

My stroke dramatically improved as I eliminated inefficiencies. I incorporated a two beat kick. For the longer distance, this helped save energy. I had a few lessons at SwimLabs and Mike helped me add more reach, power, and rotation to my stroke. As I practiced and when I raced, I cycled through the list, e.g. reach, finish, and quick breath, so that my overall stroke improved.  

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Mike Mann Mondays: Combining or Splitting Swimming Programs

Posted on Jun 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM by Dorian Capers in Swimming tips from an instructor, in Swimming Community, in competitive swimming, in Mike Mann

In this segment, we ask Master's Swimmer, World Record Holder, and humble SwimLabs Co-Founder, Mike Mann his insight on the sport and swimming news happening around the world!

This Week's Question:

SwimSwam reports -  “The University of Florida has split its men’s and women’s swim & dive programs, promoting former assistants Anthony Nesty and Jeff Poppell to head the men’s and women’s programs, respectively. …The split programs go against the current of NCAA programs, which have seen far more teams combining previously single-gender programs than splitting previously combined programs.”

Mike, can you give us context to this event? Why would a university team decide to split their program? 

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Ironman & SwimLabs: Introduction to the Triathlon Part II

Posted on Jun 8, 2018 4:00:29 PM by Laura Dravenstott in triathlon, in Swimming Community, in training, in Ironman

To celebrate SwimLabs’ partnership with Ironman, we’re posting a series of blogs on triathlon training at SwimLabs. The first blog is an interview with Louis Cicchino, a top-ranked amateur triathlete and triathlon coach / owner at Accelero Endurance. Louis has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Metro State University, a Certified Training Certificate from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and is a USA Triathlon Certified Coach. Louis is also an instructor at SwimLabs Highlands Ranch and conducts open water clinics at Grant Ranch. Interviewer Laura Dravenstott is an instructor at SwimLabs. This is part II of the interview. Find part I here!

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