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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
Olympic Advice: 5 Ways to Achieve Your Goals

Olympic Advice: 5 Ways to Achieve Your Goals

As athletes, we hear the word goal all the time. It’s in our coaches’ speeches, our parents’ pep talks and it even lurks in our own minds. Goal is thrown around so much that the powerful meaning behind the word sometimes gets lost. It’s defined as the object of a person’s ambition and the desired results. It’s not only where you want to be but how you will actually get there. So how does a goal become more than a just a word but a part of everything we do? SwimLabs sat down with 2016 Olympic Triathlete Greg Billington for insight on best practices for goal setting. Greg describes his goals as “the objectives which inspire my training and... read more
Five Best Practices for Prelims and Finals Meets

Five Best Practices for Prelims and Finals Meets

December Champs season is upon us! On the National, Junior National and Age Group level – coaches and athletes have been preparing to swim fast over the next few weeks. For many of you, these meets will serve as a good indicator of how you are progressing in your training mid-season and include some very fast swimming! They also feature multiple back to back weekends of prelims and finals format – which as we all know – takes a huge physical and emotional toll on every athlete. It’s a very fun part of the sport, but there are certainly things we can all do to help achieve our best performance at every prelims and finals meet. The championship meet... read more
Customer Stories: Improving Technique and Gaining Confidence

Customer Stories: Improving Technique and Gaining Confidence

Hello everyone and welcome to the SwimLabs blog! Over the course of the next few months we will be bringing you some fun content, featuring articles on: technique, training, interviews with Olympians and highlighting some powerful customer stories within SwimLabs. Today’s feature will be highlighting the topic of “improving technique and self confidence” in swimming. This topic is becoming more and more talked about as we begin to see that there is a fine balance between having good technique and a positive self-image. Many of you know of SwimLabs as the “high tech” private swim lesson program where you can get one on one coaching, underwater video and continued technical development over the course of your swimming career. However,... read more