Learn to Swim

Swim Lessons: Finding the Right Fit For You and Your Swimmer

We regularly hear the stories of parents who have spent way too much money and way too much time on lessons AND their kids still struggle to swim. So, what should parents look for in an effective swim program?

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Mike Mann Mondays: What is Summer League Swim Team?

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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Here are 5 Tips to Help Your Child Learn to Swim Faster!

Here are 5 tips that you can implement today, that can help your child flourish in the water in a shorter amount of time.

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The Power of Positivity

At Swimtastic (and our sister schools SafeSplash & SwimLabs) we believe in the power of positivity.

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USA Swimming Foundation Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® for Largest Kickboard

This gigantic kickboard, which is 10 times the standard adult size board at 18 feet high by 11 feet wide, will serve as a larger-than-life petition for all Americans to urge Congress to add the question, “Do you know how to swim?” to the 2020 Census.


The First Day of Swim Lessons

While some kids take to the water right away, for others it may take a few weeks to a couple of months before they start to feel comfortable in the water.

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It’s Never Too Late to Learn!

It is NEVER too late to learn to swim! While we are primarily known as a school for children, we have taught lessons for adult students ranging in age from 16-80!

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Swimtastic Stories: From Competition to Teaching

I’ve swum throughout my childhood, learning how to float in the lake when I was young, taking lessons until I was 8, and then transitioning to swim team after that.

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Hate Getting in the Pool at First? So Do Olympians!

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine the life of a swimming athlete from the outside.

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Swim Skill Tips: Start Now for Race Performance This Season

When asked about how to improve open water swim performance in a race, my first question is: are you optimizing your pool time now?

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What I Remember Most About Swimming in the 70s and 80s

Starlit Aquatic Club in Fairfax, VA was my swim club through the 70s and 80s. I progressed through the ranks from a skinny, mediocre eight-year-old to an internationally ranked collegiate swimmer with this club.


Five Reasons to Join a Summer Swim Team

March marked the official kick-off of another summer swim team season and the opening of neighborhood pools across the country! 

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Before They Were Winners, They Were Beginners

Sometimes it is easy to forget that every amazing athlete, no matter their current prestige, started as a beginner and understanding how preliminary steps, lessons, and small-time races can build to the world record shattering results is its own challenge for would-be superstars. 

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IRONMAN And SwimLabs Swim School Partner To Provide State Of The Art Training For Triathletes and Coaches

This partnership between IRONMAN and SwimLabs allows IRONMAN Certified Coaches and their clients to benefit from SwimLabs’ one-of-a-kind stroke analysis, video comparison library of former world and Olympic champions, and warm-water, constant-current pool technology.

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How To Help Your Child Build Confidence In The Water

Swimming provides so many great benefits, but what do you do when your little ones are scared to take the plunge?

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