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Hit the Open Water!

Hit the Open Water!

SwimLabs’ Open Water Training at Grant Ranch On any given Tuesday, Thursday, or weekend morning through September 10, swimmers can watch the sun rise from the calm water at Grant Ranch. Cheerful colored caps bob up and down as athletes acclimate to the water, which will steadily warm throughout the summer. Swimmers take advantage of the motorboat-free course and bright orange swim buoys to train for triathlons or open water races, or to vary their regular workout routine. Grant Ranch offers two courses, a .5 mile triangle or a 1.2 mile loop. As Ironman participant and English Channel swimmer, Dr. Laura Borgelt, noted in our Open Water Panel discussion, a workout in open water is worth more than the... read more
Take 5!  Five Reasons for Kids to Swim All Year

Take 5! Five Reasons for Kids to Swim All Year

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: Swimming Makes Kids Smarter A four-year study by Australia’s Griffith University for Educational Research (https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/news/2012/11/15/swimming-kids-are-smarter/) found that preschoolers who participate in swim lessons attain developmental milestones more quickly than children who don’t swim. The study followed the progress of children 3 – 5 years for a period of two years. Lead researcher Robyn Jorgensen says “Swimming children score significantly... read more
Jason Lezak Clinic

Jason Lezak Clinic

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. SIGN UP NOW 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... read more
Missy Franklin Joins All-Star Lineup of Mentors for LEAD Sports Summit

Missy Franklin Joins All-Star Lineup of Mentors for LEAD Sports Summit

LEAD announced Franklin as the Special Guest Speaker and Mentor for the LEAD Sports Summit in Austin, Texas, September 2-4, 2017. Two-time Olympian and 5-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin has joined the all-star lineup of mentors for the LEAD Sports Summit as a Special Guest Speaker and Mentor. The LEAD Sports Summit, founded by 3-time Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce, is the first leadership and empowerment summit for female teenage swimmers. LEAD, which stands for Leadership, Empowerment, and Athletic Development, gives female teenage swimmers the opportunity to learn leadership and communication skills from one of the most accomplished groups of female mentors ever assembled, including Kara, Olympian Elizabeth Beisel, confidence coach Christen Shefchunas, and nutritionist Jennifer Brunelli. “I’m honored... read more
Speedo USA and Streamline Brands Partner

Speedo USA and Streamline Brands Partner

Speedo USA and Streamline Brands Partner to Drive Expansion of Swim Schools and Swim Instruction Partnership includes exclusive endorsement of the SafeSplash, Swimtastic and SwimLabs swim school brands| DENVER, April 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Speedo USA, a division of PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH), and Streamline Brands, the largest franchisor of swim schools in North America, announced today that they have entered into an exclusive partnership for Streamline Brands’ SafeSplash, Swimtastic and SwimLabs swim schools. This is the first partnership of its kind within the swim school sector. Speedo USA will be the exclusive provider of all employee aquatic uniforms and teaching aids at more than 150 swim schools in 17 states and Speedo products will be sold on Streamline’s... read more
Dryland Before You Dive In

Dryland Before You Dive In

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... read more
Streamline Brands Acquires SwimLabs Swim Schools

Streamline Brands Acquires SwimLabs Swim Schools

Streamline Brands Acquires SwimLabs Swim Schools Purchase expands largest swim school brand family in the industry Denver, CO – (March 1, 2017) – Streamline Brands, the fastest growing franchisor of swim schools in the world including SafeSplash and Swimtastic swim schools, announced the acquisition of SwimLabs & Rehab Inc., franchisor of SwimLabs® Swim Schools. SwimLabs operates 10 swim schools in six states and internationally in Istanbul, Turkey. With this acquisition, Streamline extends its position as the franchisor of the largest swim school network in North America, with 136 locations in 17 states and Mexico and more than 20 additional locations expected to open by the end of 2018. The acquisition doubles the number of stand-alone pools in the Streamline Brands... read more
Searching for the Perfect Freestyle

Searching for the Perfect Freestyle

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. First of all, it’s important to realize that one perfect stroke technique doesn’t exist. There’s no such... read more
Finding Your Optimal Tempo – It Matters!

Finding Your Optimal Tempo – It Matters!

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. As swimmers, we’re constantly working to improve our technique, speed and overall fitness. It’s a complicated equation, but we all have the same bottom line…we want to swim faster. Since understanding what optimal tempo means and how to train for it can unlock another level of speed and efficiency, SwimLabs is here to break it down for you. Simply put, tempo in the swimming world refers to how fast your arms and legs move. It’s your stroke rate. It’s a straightforward definition, but its execution can be much more complicated. Thinking about... read more
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