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
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