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Missy Franklin Gives Heartfelt Interview After U.S. Nationals Swim Meet

Posted on Jul 31, 2018 1:07:57 PM by SwimLabs in U.S. Swimming National Championships, in Missy Franklin, in Swimming Community, in competitive swimming, in olympian, in freestyle

SwimSwam interviews an emotional Missy Franklin still determined and focused on Tokyo 2020!

As a 5-time Olympic gold medalist who has broken multiple world records during her swimming career, Missy Franklin has had to face the pressure and expectations that go along with being one of the sport's swimming superstars. It was also her first time swimming in a U.S. meet since 2016. She trained and swam hard but finished at a disappointing 17th and 19th place in the 100 (55.33) and 200 free (1:59.25). In an interview after her races, Missy showed she was not going to let this performance deter her from higher aspirations and displayed a warrior's spirit and an inspiring level of professionalism even through a sometimes shaky voice.

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Advice from the Best: Improve Your Sprinting

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 10:15:10 AM by jennymann in athletes, in focus, in freestyle, in General, in olympian, in sprinter, in SwimLabs, in swimmer, in Swimming, in technique, in training

By Dillon Virva (2016 Olympic Trials 50 Free Finalist, 22.06 lcm)

When talking with sprinters, you will hear them describe swimming and racing as if they were art enthusiasts speaking about the Mona Lisa. They can describe every nuance of their race, down to the smallest movement or detail.

The important thing to know about sprinting is that there is not just one way to sprint. However, the best sprinters in the world are able to hone in on that style, under extreme circumstances and pressure.

With so many variations in styles and approaches to the splash and dash, I wanted to share three key factors that help me achieve success under pressure:

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Jason Lezak Clinic

Posted on May 18, 2017 8:29:18 AM by jennymann in athletes, in freestyle, in General, in olympian, in SwimLabs, in swimmer, in Swimming, in training

We are excited to announce that SwimLabs Highlands Ranch will be hosting a freestyle clinic with 4x Olympic Gold Medalist, Jason Lezak, on Wednesday, May 31st.

The clinic is FULL but there are still 20 additional spots to come listen to Jason talk about his swimming career and his olympic experience before the clinic from 11:45-1:00. You must sign up in advance for this.

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Clinic Details - CLINIC IS FULL

WHO: Competitive swimmers ages 12+

COST: $150 per swimmer

WHAT: A 3-hour freestyle clinic lead by Jason Lezak and will include:

  • 1 hour of Jason speaking about his swimming experiences
  • 2 hours of pool work in the tanks: Jason will guide swimmers through his favorite drills and make stroke corrections with each swimmer with the support of SwimLabs staff members. Swimmers will be divided up into groups of 4 in the tanks.
  • Swimmers will receive their videos after the clinic
  • Photo opportunity with Jason

WHEN: Wednesday, May 31st from 11:45am-3:00pm

WHERE: SwimLabs Highlands Ranch
5640 E County Line Pl. STE B100
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

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Searching for the Perfect Freestyle

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 1:55:42 PM by jennymann in freestyle, in kara lynn joyce, in nathan adrian, in Video, in Swim school, in swim technique, in SwimLabs, in Swimming, in training, in Workout

Searching for the Perfect Freestyle - The Key Technique Components and the Best Ways to Improve

Freestyle—it’s the foundation of swimming and usually serves as the base of most of our training. It can sometimes seem easy to learn because we practice it so much. But what if we are doing it wrong or taking it for granted because it’s so “easy”? Is there a perfect freestyle we should all be reaching for? We sat down with SwimLabs’ Olympian instructor Kara Lynn Joyce and Biomechanics expert Trever Gray to figure out what the optimal freestyle is and how we can achieve it.

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Finding Your Optimal Tempo - It Matters!

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 2:07:30 PM by jennymann in Backstroke, in Exercise, in freestyle, in Swim, in SwimLabs, in swimmer, in Swimming, in training, in Workout

Finding Your Optimal Tempo - It Matters! - Learn THREE ways you can find your optimal tempo and begin to train the way you want to race.

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