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
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
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