Meet Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin

Meet Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin

MEET OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST MISSY FRANKLIN! Join us on Monday, June 19 from 12-3 p.m. at our SwimLabs facility in Sandy, Utah and meet 5-time Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin! SwimLabs Utah Facebook followers came through with the most likes and posts of all Streamline Brands Swim School locations throughout the United States to win an exclusive visit from Franklin. Missy’s visit will include a public meeting as well as a series of lessons offered to the winners of our I Swim Because Facebook contest. Public Event: 12-1:30 p.m. Franklin will participate in a public event where she will sign autographs, take pictures, speak about her Olympic career and answer questions on her career, technique and favorite swimming memories. Swim... read more
Advice from the Best: Improve Your Sprinting

Advice from the Best: Improve Your Sprinting

By Dillon Virva (2016 Olympic Trials 50 Free Finalist, 22.06 lcm) When talking with sprinters, you will hear them describe swimming and racing as if they were art enthusiasts speaking about the Mona Lisa. They can describe every nuance of their race, down to the smallest movement or detail. The important thing to know about sprinting is that there is not just one way to sprint. However, the best sprinters in the world are able to hone in on that style, under extreme circumstances and pressure. With so many variations in styles and approaches to the splash and dash, I wanted to share three key factors that help me achieve success under pressure: Hyper-focus: Top-level sprinters have the ability... read more
Mountain Swim Series

Mountain Swim Series

Are you looking for more opportunities for open water swimming in Colorado? SwimLabs is partnering with the Mountain Swim Series on several open water races this year around the Denver/Front Range region.  These races provide the opportunity to practice for triathlons, gauge where you are in training, test your open water sighting turning and drafting skills and compete against other Colorado open water swimmers. Boyd Lake Spring Splash (June 3) 1.2 Mile 2.4 Mile 5K Solstice Sunset Swim (June 24) 1.2 Mile 2.4 Mile Carter Lake (July 29) 3 Mile Chatfield Classic (Aug. 13) 1 Mile 2 Mile REGISTER... read more

TRIATHLETES – ENTER OUR I SWIM BECAUSE CONTEST & SWIM WITH MISSY FRANKLIN!

TRIATHLETES – ENTER OUR I SWIM BECAUSE CONTEST & SWIM WITH MISSY FRANKLIN! Triathletes – it’s your turn! Why do you get up for those early morning masters classes and put the extra laps in the pool? You have until May 31 to enter the I Swim Because Facebook Contest and help us win a visit to SwimLabs Utah by 5-time Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin! To enter the I Swim Because Contest, post a picture or video to our SwimLabs Utah Facebook Page by May 31, telling us why you swim! The SwimLabs Swim School location with the most Facebook likes and comments will win the visit from Missy. Should SwimLabs Utah be the lucky swim school that wins a visit by Missy,... read more
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
HELP US WIN A VISIT FROM OLYMPIAN MISSY FRANKLIN!

HELP US WIN A VISIT FROM OLYMPIAN MISSY FRANKLIN!

HELP US WIN A VISIT FROM OLYMPIAN MISSY FRANKLIN! Time is running out – don’t delay! We want to hear what swimming means to our youngest swimmers and competitive teens alike! A week remains to enter the I Swim Because Facebook Contest and help us win a visit to SwimLabs Utah by 5-time Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin.As a partner and ambassador to the SwimLabs team, Franklin has been instrumental in initiating new ways to communicate and teach skill and technique to swimmers of all ages.Missy Franklin began her swimming career with swim lessons at just six months old, in part due her mother’s own fear of water. After a successful club and high school career, Franklin went on to... read more
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