Getting in the Pool: Diving into The SwimLabs Special Needs Program

Posted on Aug 19, 2017 8:18:00 AM by Dorian Capers in autism, in special needs swim lessons, in Swimming instruction, in Special Bond, in Teaching, in SwimLabs

On August 16th, 2017, I interviewed SwimLabs team member Meg Perron who developed The SwimLabs Special Needs Program and Heather Rodriguez, instructor, who teaches in the program. This will be the first in a series related to the SwimLabs Special Needs program.

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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)

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Olympian Jason Lezak Visits SwimLabs

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 12:31:47 PM by jennymann in Swimming, in Competition, in motivation, in Olympics, in SwimLabs, in fitness, in training, in Inspiration, in jason lezak, in olympian, in swimmer

“I did not have a smooth journey to the top. I made plenty of mistakes- but I always learned from them.”

Jason Lezak, eight-time Olympic medalist and owner of the fastest 100M free relay split of all-time, spent a day at SwimLabs Highlands Ranch on May 31. Lezak spoke to swimmers, parents and coaches about his unique journey before offering critique and feedback to swimmers and recording for the video library.

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Mountain Swim Series

Posted on May 30, 2017 1:47:28 PM by jennymann in Denver, in colorado, in SwimLabs, in General, in open water swimming

Are you looking for more opportunities for open water swimming in Colorado?

SwimLabs is partnering with the Mountain Swim Series on several open water races this year around the Denver/Front Range region.  These races provide the opportunity to practice for triathlons, gauge where you are in training, test your open water sighting turning and drafting skills and compete against other Colorado open water swimmers.

Boyd Lake Spring Splash (June 3)

1.2 Mile
2.4 Mile
5K

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