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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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Dryland: Before You Dive In

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 2:19:26 PM by jennymann in Swimming, in Exercise, in cool down, in foam rolling, in training, in injury prevention, in mobility, in Video, in stretching, in warm up, in Workout

The Five Best Exercises to do Before Training

Most of us swimmers know that when it comes to practice, if you’re not early, you’re late. Arriving early gives you the time you need to fix your goggles, put your cap on and catch up with your teammates. Most of us do some half hearted stretches and stare somewhat nervously at the blue abyss of the water (let’s be honest, we’re swimmers but we hate ACTUALLY getting in), but what if we could use that time to set ourselves up for a more successful practice? SwimLabs sat down with Avatus Stone, Director of Explosive Performance, one of the biggest sports performance training companies in the country, to find out how to maximize the time we have on deck before diving in.

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Searching for the Perfect Freestyle

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 1:55:42 PM by jennymann in Swimming, in Swim school, in SwimLabs, in nathan adrian, in training, in freestyle, in kara lynn joyce, in Video, in swim technique, in Workout

Searching for the Perfect Freestyle - The Key Technique Components and the Best Ways to Improve

Freestyle—it’s the foundation of swimming and usually serves as the base of most of our training. It can sometimes seem easy to learn because we practice it so much. But what if we are doing it wrong or taking it for granted because it’s so “easy”? Is there a perfect freestyle we should all be reaching for? We sat down with SwimLabs’ Olympian instructor Kara Lynn Joyce and Biomechanics expert Trever Gray to figure out what the optimal freestyle is and how we can achieve it.

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Finding Your Optimal Tempo - It Matters!

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 2:07:30 PM by jennymann in Swimming, in Exercise, in Swim, in Backstroke, in SwimLabs, in training, in freestyle, in swimmer, in Workout

Finding Your Optimal Tempo - It Matters! - Learn THREE ways you can find your optimal tempo and begin to train the way you want to race.

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