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SwimLabs Stories: Forty Minutes

Posted on Jun 26, 2018 5:06:03 PM by Rachel Petersen in race, in SwimLabs, in training, in technique

Why SwimLabs? Forty minutes.  I cut forty minutes off of my 10k swim after working at SwimLabs.  

My stroke dramatically improved as I eliminated inefficiencies. I incorporated a two beat kick. For the longer distance, this helped save energy. I had a few lessons at SwimLabs and Mike helped me add more reach, power, and rotation to my stroke. As I practiced and when I raced, I cycled through the list, e.g. reach, finish, and quick breath, so that my overall stroke improved.  

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Ironman & SwimLabs: Introduction to the Triathlon Part II

Posted on Jun 8, 2018 4:00:29 PM by Laura Dravenstott in triathlon, in Swimming Community, in training, in Ironman

To celebrate SwimLabs’ partnership with Ironman, we’re posting a series of blogs on triathlon training at SwimLabs. The first blog is an interview with Louis Cicchino, a top-ranked amateur triathlete and triathlon coach / owner at Accelero Endurance. Louis has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Metro State University, a Certified Training Certificate from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and is a USA Triathlon Certified Coach. Louis is also an instructor at SwimLabs Highlands Ranch and conducts open water clinics at Grant Ranch. Interviewer Laura Dravenstott is an instructor at SwimLabs. This is part II of the interview. Find part I here!

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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)

When talking with sprinters, you will hear them describe swimming and racing as if they were art enthusiasts speaking about the Mona Lisa. They can describe every nuance of their race, down to the smallest movement or detail.

The important thing to know about sprinting is that there is not just one way to sprint. However, the best sprinters in the world are able to hone in on that style, under extreme circumstances and pressure.

With so many variations in styles and approaches to the splash and dash, I wanted to share three key factors that help me achieve success under pressure:

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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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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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