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Case Study: Can Open Water Swimming Help Treat Depression?

Posted on Sep 25, 2018 10:21:43 PM by Laura Dravenstott in open water swimming, in triathlete, in Healthy benefits, in Swimming Community

A recent case study reported in the British Medical Journal and subsequently made into an episode of the BBC documentary series, “The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs,” describes how a 24-year-old mother eliminated her medications for major depressive disorder and anxiety over a period of four months as she began a program of weekly swimming in cold water. But could cold water swimming really help treat depression?

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Out in Front: Mary Carey's Ultra 520k, Penticton, British Columbia

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 5:40:14 PM by Laura Dravenstott in triathlete, in endurance, in competitive swimming, in SwimLabs

We ask Mary Carey how she prepared for her 3-day ultra-endurance event in the Ultra 520k in what was recently held in Canada. Mary Carey is a USA Triathlon Certified Coach at In Transition Coaching Services, LLC and a Level 2 Instructor at SwimLabs, Highlands Ranch.  Laura Dravenstott is a Level 2 Instructor at SwimLabs, Highlands Ranch.

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IRONMAN + SwimLabs Event at SwimLabs Westchester

Posted on Jul 6, 2018 5:04:20 PM by Laura Dravenstott in Ironman, in triathlete, in triathlon, in Westchester, in SwimLabs

SwimLabs Westchester (Elmsford, NY) hosted an IRONMAN + SwimLabs Event on June 16, 2018, with professional triathlete Laurel Wassner and local triathlon coach Jeff Boyer. Wassner is a survivor of Hodgkin's Lymphoma and is the first cancer survivor to become a professional triathlete. She won her first pro race in a breakthrough performance in 2010 at the Columbia Triathlon and has since finished ten IRONMAN triathlons and competed at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, in 2015 and 2016.  

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Ironman & SwimLabs: Introduction to the Triathlon

Posted on Jun 1, 2018 5:13:48 PM by Laura Dravenstott in Ironman, in triathlete, in training tools

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.

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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 SwimLabs, in triathlete, in Competitive Swimmer, in Swimming Community, in Fastest Growing Franchise

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“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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