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