Learn to Swim

Defining Your Own Success

A definition of success based on fast times and victories can be seductive but also dangerous to a swimmer’s well-being, as Isabelle Robuck explains in “Defining Success Beyond Fast Times and Medals Just Might Save Your Swimming Career (and Life)”.

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Top 5 things I learned from the 2018 U.S. Swimming Nationals

On the return to “desk -life” from the “deck-life” after a week in Irvine, CA, watching US Swimming Nationals, I reflected on five life-long and valued lessons that swimming has imparted to me.

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SwimLabs’ Mike Mann Breaks World Records!

August’s Missy Medal for Achievement went to SwimLabs co-founder Michael Mann for setting not one, not two, but three world records at the Masters’ Summer National Meet in Mission Viejo, California. Along with Colorado teammates Craig Petersen, Kirk Andersen, and Greg C. Scott, Michael set a new world record in the (combined ages) 240-279 400-meter Medley Relay. They beat the previous record by 4.53 seconds in a time of 4:32.15.

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Case Study: Can Open Water Swimming Help Treat Depression?

A recent case study reported in the British Medical Journal and subsequently made into an episode of the BBC documentary series, “The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs,” describes how a 24-year-old mother eliminated her medications for major depressive disorder and anxiety over a period of four months as she began a program of weekly swimming in cold water. But could cold water swimming really help treat depression?

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Practice Tips for Intermediate Swimmers

In this blog post, we’ll discuss necessary gear, practice tips, and exercises for intermediate swimmers.

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5 things I learned from USA Swimming National Championships

On the return to “desk -life” from the “deck-life” after a week in Irvine, CA, watching US Swimming Nationals, I reflected on five life-long and valued lessons that swimming has imparted to me.

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Why Wear A Swim Cap?

A piece of equipment which is important for swimmers with longer hair is a Swim Cap. This video shows you an effective way of putting a swim cap on a child’s head.

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Practice Tips and Exercises for Beginner Swimmers

With the onset of summer, we head back to the pool, excited to get wet and cool off but struggling to remember what gear to bring and which skills to practice first.

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Mike Mann Mondays: Taking Care of Your Body

In this segment, we ask Master’s Swimmer, World Record Holder, and humble SwimLabs Co-Founder, Mike Mann his insight on the sport and swimming news happening around the world!

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4 Reasons Why Year-Round Swimming is an Important Activity to Consider

Here are 4 reasons why parents should strongly consider keeping their kids enrolled in year-round swim lessons.

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Instructor Splash-N-Tell: Olympian, Cammile Adams

Hello! I’m Cammile Adams, the new owner of six SafeSplash Swim Schools in the Houston area. I am very excited to join this team and become part of this amazing brand.

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“Don’t Be That Dad”: Survival Guide to Taking A Child to Swim Lessons

If you are a Dad that has recently taken on the responsibility of taking your child/children to their swim lesson or if you are a dad wanting to be a part of this experience here are some helpful pointers that will prepare you, help you to survive the experience, and avoid being labeled “That Dad”.

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Practice Tips for Intermediate Swimmers

In this blog post, we’ll discuss necessary gear, practice tips, and exercises for intermediate swimmers.

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5 Tips to Encourage Nervous Swimmers

Here are 5 tips that we have used with our children to encourage them through their learning to swim journey.

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At Your Pool Swim Lessons are Now Available in Florida!

2018 brings a new product option to our swim program: At Your Pool lessons are now available in Florida! You read that right…the same great Swimtastic Swim School program and quality staff experience at YOUR pool.

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