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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Celebrate National Water Safety Month in May

Posted on May 14, 2017 11:10:21 AM by jennymann in Swimming, in Swim school, in Swim, in training, in General, in SwimLabs Sandy, in swimmer, in technique

CELEBRATE NATIONAL WATER SAFETY MONTH IN MAY!

Not only does May offer longer days with more sunshine and warmer temps, but this is also National Water Safety Month! This is a topic we are passionate about, as the staff at SwimLabs is devoted to teaching swimmers in a successful, innovative and fun environment to learn swimming correctly, safely and confidently.

In Utah, drowning is the 3rd leading cause of injury-related deaths for children between the ages of 1-14. According to the State of Utah, child drowning deaths typically fall into one of three patterns:

  • Toddlers (Age 1-4) who are unsupervised and wander away from family
  • Teens swimming in reservoirs or lakes with friends or family
  • Infants left unattended in bathtubs 

In declaring May Water Safety Month in Utah, Governor Gary Herbert noted that although swimming and aquatic activities contribute to physical and mental health while enhancing the quality of life for Utah residents, it is vital residents understand the essential role Water Safety plays in prevention of drowning and recreational aquatic-related injuries.

 

Water Safety Tips by the International Swimming Hall of Fame include:

  • Teaching children water safety and swimming skills early
  • Briefing child-sitters and guardians on water safety and adult supervision
  • Appointment of a designated monitor to watch over children at social gatherings
  • Keep rescue equipment, CPR instructions and a first-aid kit poolside
  • Installation of 4-sided isolation fencing surrounding pool (at minimum 5 feet tall) equipped with self-closing, self-latching gates to prevent direct access from home and yard
  • Never use floatation devices as substitution for supervision
  • Don’t assume you’ll hear someone who is struggling in the water. Drowning is a silent death where often there is no splashing or struggling to alert the individual is in trouble

SwimLabs offers a variety of learn-to-swim lessons including Parent Tot specialized instruction, kids group and private lessons and Adult Learn-To-Swim lessons.

Contact us online, email us at sandyinfo@swimlabs.com or call 801-553-7172 to book a lesson and start your summer off safely!

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Missy Franklin Joins All-Star Lineup of Mentors for LEAD Sports Summit

Posted on May 9, 2017 12:25:06 PM by jennymann in Swimming, in Swim, in Missy Franklin, in athletes, in General, in kara lynn joyce

LEAD announced Franklin as the Special Guest Speaker and Mentor for the LEAD Sports Summit in Austin, Texas, September 2-4, 2017.

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SwimLabs Sandy Announces 2017 Summer Schedule

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 11:08:21 AM by jennymann in Swim school, in Swim, in SwimLabs, in General, in SwimLabs Sandy

SWIMLABS SANDY ANNOUNCES 2017 SUMMER SCHEDULE

SwimLabs Sandy is excited to announce our 2017 Summer Schedule, running from June 1 through August 31. This summer, we’ve increased classes for each level of instruction and added private-lesson pool times.

Utah swimmers of all ages and abilities will benefit from cutting-edge technology and personalized instruction at our state-of-the-art Sandy, Utah Training Center. 2017 Summer programs include:

Private Lesson Packages –  Private, semi-private, three-person private and four-person private lessons provide a personal, accelerated learning environment with flexible scheduling and allow for instructor requests.

SwimJams–  SwimJams sessions are four consecutive days of swim lessons designed to function as an introduction to SwimLabs and our specialized swimming progression. This is a perfect way for beginner swimmers to continue building their swimming technique. SwimJams is also a great refresher, jump start, or “camp” for swimmers during the summer and holiday breaks.

TeamPrep – TeamPrep intensely focuses on all four strokes for age group swimmers. We offer two different programs: one for freestyle and backstroke, and one for breaststroke and butterfly. This four-day program includes video analysis. TeamPrep classes are 45-minutes with a 3:1 ratio. For this program, swimmers must be 7 to 12 years old, have swim team experience and know all the strokes proficiently. TeamPrep classes run June-August only.

Our summer schedule will fill quickly – book your private lesson or program by visiting SwimLabs Sandy’s website at www.swimlabs.com/sandy or calling us at 801-553-7172.

Like us on Facebook page and keep and eye out for upcoming SwimLabs Sandy announcements, events and specials!

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Streamline Brands Acquires SwimLabs Swim Schools

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 8:44:07 AM by jennymann in swim school franchise, in franchising, in Swim school, in Swim, in Missy Franklin, in Streamline Brands, in General

Streamline Brands Acquires SwimLabs Swim Schools

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