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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Swimlabs Vienna & Machine Aquatics Featured on SwimSwam.com

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 2:54:58 PM by Dorian Capers in Fastest Growing Franchise, in Competitive Swimmer, in SwimLabs, in Swimming Community, in triathlete

SwimSwam is one of the leading swimming news organizations in the world

“Seeing kids improve their skills and creating this community space is a dream come true.” - Dan Jacobs, SwimLabs Vienna Co-Owner and Machine Aquatics Co-Founder

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Swimming: More Than Just a Life Skill

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 12:16:30 PM by Matt Nadel in Swimming, in LIfe Skills, in success, in SwimLabs, in Swimming Community, in competitive swimming

As a 2-year old in swim lessons, I made sure that everyone at the Denver Jewish Community Center knew that I hated the water. In fact, I screamed so loudly that my parents were asked to leave and were refunded the full amount. I know this seems strange coming from a now Aquatics Director but luckily my parents persisted. By the time I was 5-years-old I had graduated from water wings and was allowed to swim in the deep end of the pool. Swimming only got better as I joined my neighborhood summer team, and I knew from a young age that swimming was special and something different.

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Swimtastic Strong: Solidarity with Florida and The Caribbean

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 3:46:21 PM by Dorian Capers in Swimtastic, in SwimLabs, in Swimming Community

Dear SwimLabs Family,

Due to Hurricane Irma, our sister schools' Swimtastic Florida locations will be temporarily closed over the weekend. Again, the safety of our swimmers is of the most importance, and we hope everyone stays safe during the storm. North America is on track to endure two back to back powerful hurricanes. It is up to us as people to support our fellow neighbors and communities. Please consider donating your time or money to relief efforts for those affected. We're all in this together. Swimtastic weather closures are as follows:

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