Mike Mann Mondays: Taking Care of Your Body

Posted on May 21, 2018 1:20:08 PM by Dorian Capers in Swimming tips from an instructor, in swimming health tips, in Swimming Community, in competitive swimming, in Mike Mann

In this segment we ask Master's Swimmer, World Record Holder, and humble SwimLabs Co-Founder, Mike Mann his insight on the sport and swimming news happening around world

This Week's Question:

Swimmers often swim in chlorinated pools or open water if they swim open water events. I also know while swimming you may be more likely to get sunburns even in water. What are some of the things you do as dedicated swimmers to protect your skin and hair from these elements? 

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Mike Mann Mondays: What is Summer League Swim Team?

Posted on May 14, 2018 11:38:11 AM by Dorian Capers in Swim Team, in Swimming tips from an instructor, in swimming goals, in Swimming Community, in competitive swimming, in Mike Mann

In this segment we ask Master's Swimmer, World Record Holder, and humble SwimLabs Co-Founder, Mike Mann his insight on the sport and swimming news happening around world

This Week's Question:

Summer swim team season is here! Athletes of all ages are ready to show the successes of their practice in friendly and competitive swimming meets. I thought we’d kick off the season with a Mike Mann Monday on the topic! Mike helps me understand the scope of the summer swim team by answering a series of questions on the subject.

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Mike Mann Mondays: Katie Ledecky & Going Pro

Posted on May 7, 2018 5:00:00 AM by Dorian Capers in Olympics, in Swimming Community, in olympian, in competitive swimming, in college

In this segment we ask Master's Swimmer, World Record Holder, and humble SwimLabs Co-Founder, Mike Mann his insight on the sport and swimming news happening around world

This Week's Question:

Katie Ledecky is one of the greatest swimmers still competing and recently 'went pro'. People associated with swimming but unfamiliar with the rules here are wondering, what does ‘turning pro’ really mean (in this context)?

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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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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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