Sandy Swimlabs Swim School Blog

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 With Missy Contest Lessons: 1:30-3 p.m. After her public appearance, Franklin will teach lessons to the lucky winners of our I Swim Because contest from 1:30-3:00 p.m. SwimLabs invites clients and guests to gather and learn valuable tips and pointers from the lessons of fellow team members and friends in the four instructional groups! Group #1 (8-11 Yrs Old) Group #2 (11-14 Yrs Old) Group #3 (14-17 Yrs Old) Group #4  (Triathlete) Lulabelle Smith Cole Ehat HAST Jessica Loyd WFFM Andrew Stasinos BAM Cole Albrecht WFFM Indy Debirk OLY Jacob Ricci WFFM Amy Stanfield SLTC Hallie Ehat HAST Sadie Rogers OLY Collin Dailey WFFM Rory Duckworth SLTC 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 compete in the 2012 London Summer Olympics, where she won five medals (four gold... read more

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, one triathlete with the most likes and comments on their post will receive a one-on-one lesson with Missy!   Contest Rules: Step 1: Take a picture or create a video describing the reason why you swim Step 2: Post it to our SwimLabs Utah Facebook page with #SwimWithMissy and #SwimLabs. Don’t forget to like our page to get exclusive updates throughout the year! Step 3: Help SwimLabs Utah win by having your friends and family like your post and comment on your picture or video! *Swimmers 13 years and older are eligible and parents may enter each child in the family into the contest. For a complete list of contest rules and regulations, click here. 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 compete in the 2012 London Summer Olympics, where she won five medals (four gold and one bronze).... read more

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 compete in the 2012 London Summer Olympics, where she won five medals (four gold and one bronze). In the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Missy Franklin rounded out her medal count with an additional gold medal in the 4 x 200 freestyle relay. She continues to hold the world record in both the 200-meter backstroke and 4 x 100-meter medley relay. To enter the I Swim Because Contest, simply post a picture or video to our SwimLabs Utah Facebook Page by May 31, telling us the reason why you are passionate about swimming. The SwimLabs Swim School location with the most Facebook likes and comments will win the visit. Should SwimLabs Utah be the lucky swim school that wins a visit by Missy, four competitive kids or teens with the most likes and comments on their post will also win a one-on-one lesson with Missy! Contest Rules: Step 1: Take a picture or create a video describing the reason why you swim... read more

Celebrate National Water Safety Month in May!

Not only does May offer longer days with more sunshine and warmer temps, but this is also National Water Safety Month! This is a topic we are passionate about, as the staff at SwimLabs is devoted to teaching swimmers in a successful, innovative and fun environment to learn swimming correctly, safely and confidently. In Utah, drowning is the 3rd leading cause of injury-related deaths for children between the ages of 1-14. According to the State of Utah, child drowning deaths typically fall into one of three patterns: Toddlers (Age 1-4) who are unsupervised and wander away from family Teens swimming in reservoirs or lakes with friends or family Infants left unattended in bathtubs  In declaring May Water Safety Month in Utah, Governor Gary Herbert noted that although swimming and aquatic activities contribute to physical and mental health while enhancing the quality of life for Utah residents, it is vital residents understand the essential role Water Safety plays in prevention of drowning and recreational aquatic-related injuries. Water Safety Tips by the International Swimming Hall of Fame include: Teaching children water safety and swimming skills early Briefing child-sitters and guardians on water safety and adult supervision Appointment of a designated monitor to watch over children at social gatherings Keep rescue equipment, CPR instructions and a first-aid kit poolside Installation of 4-sided isolation fencing surrounding pool (at minimum 5 feet tall) equipped with self-closing, self-latching gates to prevent direct access from home and yard Never use floatation devices as substitution for supervision Don’t assume you’ll hear someone who is struggling in the water. Drowning is a silent death where often there is no splashing or struggling... read more

SwimLabs Sandy Announces 2017 Summer Schedule

SwimLabs Sandy is excited to announce our 2017 Summer Schedule, running from June 1 through August 31. This summer, we’ve increased classes for each level of instruction and added private-lesson pool times. Utah swimmers of all ages and abilities will benefit from cutting-edge technology and personalized instruction at our state-of-the-art Sandy, Utah Training Center. 2017 Summer programs include: Private Lesson Packages –  Private, semi-private, three-person private and four-person private lessons provide a personal, accelerated learning environment with flexible scheduling and allow for instructor requests. SwimJams –  SwimJams sessions are four consecutive days of swim lessons designed to function as an introduction to SwimLabs and our specialized swimming progression. This is a perfect way for beginner swimmers to continue building their swimming technique. SwimJams is also a great refresher, jump start, or “camp” for swimmers during the summer and holiday breaks. TeamPrep – TeamPrep intensely focuses on all four strokes for age group swimmers. We offer two different programs: one for freestyle and backstroke, and one for breaststroke and butterfly. This four-day program includes video analysis. TeamPrep classes are 45-minutes with a 3:1 ratio. For this program, swimmers must be 7 to 12 years old, have swim team experience and know all the strokes proficiently. TeamPrep classes run June-August only. Our summer schedule will fill quickly – book your private lesson or program by visiting SwimLabs Sandy’s website at www.swimlabs.com/sandy or calling us at 801-553-7172. Like us on Facebook page and keep and eye out for upcoming SwimLabs Sandy announcements, events and... read more

SwimLabs Sandy

With the arrival of SwimLabs in Sandy, Utah in late December 2015, becoming a safer and faster swimmer just got a whole lot easier. SwimLabs Sandy, owned by Utah native Kyle Lambson and operated by former professional triathlete Heath Thurston, promises to provide a unique swimming environment for swimmers of all ages. From learn-to-swim to Olympians, and everything in between, SwimLabs Sandy is changing the current of the swim school world. Relying on the controlled environment of warm and small constant current pools, SwimLabs Sandy employs certified adult coaches who are never more than a few feet away from clientele. This ideal setting is fortified with the latest in high-tech swimming software, which trained instructors use to provide instant feedback to swimmers of all ages.  The result of this unique swim school is that SwimLabs’ students learn water safety and improved stroke techniques in less time than with traditional methods. SwimLabs Sandy’s proven progression provides both learn-to-swim and competitive clients the proper foundational mechanics to be successful at any level of the sport. Whether a learn-to-swim client wants to become safer and more comfortable in the water, or a competitive client wants to qualify for the next big meet, SwimLabs’ proven techniques, training and facility will get them there faster. SwimLabs is a community based swim school for swimmers of every level and ability, and this local focus is what prompted owner Kyle Lambson to open his Sandy location. Kyle’s passion for swimming started in Utah at the age of four when he swam at Willow Creek Country Club, eventually progressing to the competitive level at both Cottonwood Heights... read more