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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Jason Lezak Visits SwimLabs Sandy

Posted on Jan 8, 2018 1:10:52 PM by SwimLabs in jason lezak, in olympian, in SwimLabs Sandy, in competitive swimming, in champions clinic

Jason Lezak, Olympic Gold Medalist, hosted Champions Clinics January 6th and 7th at SwimLabs Sandy in Utah. Local News was on hand covering the event as well!

After winning the "I Swim Because" contest last summer and holding an event with Olympic Gold Medalist, Missy Franklin, SwimLabs Sandy brings another Gold Medalist to their pools.

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Olympic Gold Medalist, Kelsi Worrell, Hosts Champion's Clinic at SwimLabs

Posted on Nov 17, 2017 5:30:14 PM by Dorian Capers in Swimming lessons, in Olympics, in 2016 Olympics, in SwimLabs, in Swimming Community, in olympian, in competitive swimming, in champions clinic

Champions Clinics are small, intimate swim sessions packed with informative seminars, video analysis, hands-on instruction, and an autograph session led by Olympic Swimmers!

SwimLabs Highlands RanchSwimLabs Fort Collins, and SwimLabs Littleton were in for a treat on November 11th and 12th when Olympic medalist Kelsi Worrell stopped by their locations. Kelsi taught private lessons at SwimLabs Highlands Ranch and SwimLabs Fort Collins, and we also filmed her strokes for the Champions video library on Saturday at SwimLabs Highlands Ranch. She then put on a Champions Clinic at SwimLabs Littleton on Sunday.

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Meet Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin

Posted on Jun 17, 2017 11:12:09 AM by jennymann in Swimming, in Swim, in Missy Franklin, in SwimLabs, in General, in olympian, in SwimLabs Sandy

Join us on Monday, June 19 from 12-3 p.m. at our SwimLabs facility in Sandy, Utah and meet 5-time Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin!

SwimLabs Utah Facebook followers came through with the most likes and posts of all Streamline Brands Swim School locations throughout the United States to win an exclusive visit from Franklin.

Missy’s visit will include a public meeting as well as a series of lessons offered to the winners of our I Swim Because Facebook contest.

Public Event: 12-1:30 p.m.

Franklin will participate in a public event where she will sign autographs, take pictures, speak about her Olympic career and answer questions on her career, technique and favorite swimming memories.

Swim With Missy Contest Lessons: 1:30-3 p.m.

After her public appearance, Franklin will teach lessons to the lucky winners of our I Swim Because contest from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

SwimLabs invites clients and guests to gather and learn valuable tips and pointers from the lessons of fellow team members and friends in the four instructional groups!Missy Franklin began her swimming career with swim lessons at just six months old, in part due her mother’s own fear of water. After a successful club and high school career, Franklin went on to compete in the 2012 London Summer Olympics, where she won five medals (four gold and one bronze). In the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Missy Franklin rounded out her medal count with an additional gold medal in the 4 x 200 freestyle relay. She continues to hold the world record in both the 200-meter backstroke and 4 x 100-meter medley relay.

As a partner and ambassador to the SwimLabs team, Missy Franklin has been instrumental in initiating new ways to communicate and teach skill and technique to swimmers of all ages.

We look forward to giving Missy a special Utah welcome! For questions about this event, contact the SwimLabs Utah staff at 801-553-7172. Check out our Facebook page for updates on this event and information on upcoming events!

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Advice from the Best: Improve Your Sprinting

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

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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