HELP US WIN A VISIT FROM OLYMPIAN MISSY FRANKLIN!

Posted on May 24, 2017 11:14:00 AM by jennymann in Swimming, in Swim school, in Missy Franklin, in SwimLabs, in contest, in General, in SwimLabs Sandy

Time is running out – don’t delay! We want to hear what swimming means to our youngest swimmers and competitive teens alike! A week remains to enter the I Swim Because Facebook Contest and help us win a visit to SwimLabs Utah by 5-time Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin.As a partner and ambassador to the SwimLabs team, Franklin has been instrumental in initiating new ways to communicate and teach skill and technique to swimmers of all ages.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.To enter the I Swim BecauseContest, simply post a picture or video to our SwimLabs Utah Facebook Page by May 31, telling us the reason why you are passionate about swimming. The SwimLabs Swim School location with the most Facebook likes and comments will win the visit.Should SwimLabs Utah be the lucky swim school that wins a visit by Missy, four competitive kids or teens with the most likes and comments on their post will also win a one-on-one lesson with Missy!

Contest Rules:

  • Step 1: Take a picture or create a video describing the reason why you swim
  • Step 2: Post it to our SwimLabs Utah Facebook page with #SwimWithMissy and #SwimLabs. Don’t forget to like our page to get exclusive updates throughout the year!
  • Step 3: Help SwimLabs Utah win by having your friends and family like your post and comment on your picture or video!

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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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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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Speedo USA and Streamline Brands Partner

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 8:24:34 AM by jennymann in Swimming, in franchise, in Swim school, in Speedo, in swim school brand, in speedo products, in training tools

Speedo USA and Streamline Brands Partner to Drive Expansion of Swim Schools and Swim Instruction

Partnership includes exclusive endorsement of the SafeSplash, Swimtastic and SwimLabs swim school brands|

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Aquatics International Covers Streamline Brands

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 1:37:52 PM by jennymann in Swimming, in franchise, in SafeSplash, in franchising, in Swim school, in aquatics, in General, in high-tech

Swim School Franchise Acquires High-Tech Competitor

A formidable force in the learn-to-swim industry, Streamline Brands grabs more market share with SwimLabs

Read Full Aquatics International Article Here >

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