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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Take 5! Five Reasons for Kids to Swim All Year

Posted on May 23, 2017 1:57:00 PM by jennymann in Swimming, in Swim Lessons, in Year Round Swimming, in water safety, in kids, in Parents, in SwimLabs

Every year after spring break, SwimLabs Highlands Ranch experiences a flood of both new and familiar faces. Though our staff prepares for the increase and delights in the yearly uptick in attendance, we also wanted to make our clients aware of the significant benefits of putting kids in swimming lessons throughout the year. Here are five of the most important:

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Jason Lezak Clinic

Posted on May 18, 2017 8:29:18 AM by jennymann in Swimming, in SwimLabs, in training, in athletes, in freestyle, in General, in olympian, in swimmer

We are excited to announce that SwimLabs Highlands Ranch will be hosting a freestyle clinic with 4x Olympic Gold Medalist, Jason Lezak, on Wednesday, May 31st.

The clinic is FULL but there are still 20 additional spots to come listen to Jason talk about his swimming career and his olympic experience before the clinic from 11:45-1:00. You must sign up in advance for this.

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Clinic Details - CLINIC IS FULL

WHO: Competitive swimmers ages 12+

COST: $150 per swimmer

WHAT: A 3-hour freestyle clinic lead by Jason Lezak and will include:

  • 1 hour of Jason speaking about his swimming experiences
  • 2 hours of pool work in the tanks: Jason will guide swimmers through his favorite drills and make stroke corrections with each swimmer with the support of SwimLabs staff members. Swimmers will be divided up into groups of 4 in the tanks.
  • Swimmers will receive their videos after the clinic
  • Photo opportunity with Jason

WHEN: Wednesday, May 31st from 11:45am-3:00pm

WHERE: SwimLabs Highlands Ranch
5640 E County Line Pl. STE B100
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

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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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