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Watch the 2018 U.S. National Championships!

Posted on Jul 23, 2018 5:58:41 PM by Dorian Capers in U.S. Swimming National Championships, in Missy Franklin, in olympian, in Swimming Community

The 2018 U.S. National Championships begin this Wednesday, July 25th! Whether you are rooting for Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky, or your local hero, the best of the best are gearing up to leave one another in their wake in the biggest U.S. meet of the year! With some help from SwimSwam.com we've got you covered on where to go to tune in!

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Dream Vacation: Swimming at Pig Island?

Posted on May 16, 2018 5:46:45 PM by Dorian Capers in Fun, in Vacation

I have a friend who is obsessed with pigs. Teacup pigs, big ol' farm pigs, pigs in leashes and tutus, she loves pigs. This would be her dream vacation. This resort provides the perfect beach company: a crew of pigs paddling out with you and your party. How does that sound to you? What animal island would you love to go to? Let us know in the comments below! 

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Before They Were Winners, They Were Beginners

Posted on Mar 22, 2018 4:44:20 PM by Dorian Capers in Kids Swimming Lessons, in olympian, in swimming goals, in Behind the Scenes

Did you know that when he was young, Michael Phelps was afraid of having water on his face? The old saying, "You have to start somewhere", has always rung true. 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 wouldbe superstars.  If you are just starting out, when the going gets tough, you might just need some inspiration. Here are 3 videos from USA Swimming and The Olympic Channel that tug the heartstrings and remind us that behind every champion is a story of a kid with a dream.

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5 Awesome Swimming Guinness World Records

Posted on Mar 14, 2018 11:54:32 PM by Dorian Capers in Fun

People are pretty amazing! Whether if it's amazing feats of science, medicine, or athleticism, humans are pretty incredible. Honestly, just getting through the day is a feat in itself some days. Taking a look at some Guinness World Records makes that all the more obvious though! Here are 5 amazing Guinness World Records in swimming (of course)!

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Are You Excited? The 2018 Winter Games Are Only 100 Days Away!

Posted on Nov 1, 2017 5:34:23 PM by Dorian Capers in Olympics, in Fun, in Competition

The Olympics are a time when the entire world unifies under the common love of sport and competition. An ode to the city states of ancient Greece, contemporary Olympics represent a global commitment to world-wide peace and unity. While the Summer Olympics may be seen as the favorite of many, coming around every four years, the Winter Olympics offer a winter wonderland of amazing feats and comraderie every two years! Here are Five Facts about the Winter Olympics coming just around the corner!

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The Difference Between Pools at the Olympics and Swimtastic Pools

Posted on Oct 25, 2017 10:10:00 AM by Dorian Capers in Swimtastic, in Olympics, in Swimming Community, in Positive Expereinces, in Swimming lessons, in indoor pool

Sometimes it's hard to imagine the life of a swimming athlete from the outside. What does a gym at 5 AM really look like anyway? But we all have something that links us to Olympic swimmers and that something is we all hate jumping in cold pools!

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Swimtastic Strong: Solidarity with Florida & The Caribbean

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 3:07:30 PM by Dorian Capers in safety, in Swimtastic, in Family, in Strength, in Announcements

Dear Swimtastic Family,

Due to Hurricane Irma, our Swimtastic Florida locations will be temporarily closed over the weekend. The safety of our swimmers is of the most importance, and we hope everyone stays safe during the storm. North America is on track to endure two back to back powerful hurricanes. It is up to us as people to support our fellow neighbors and communities. Please consider donating your time or money to relief efforts for those affected. We're all in this together. Swimtastic weather closures are as follows:

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To Our SafeSplash Family: Our Hearts are with Houston

Posted on Aug 30, 2017 9:24:27 AM by Dorian Capers in Nature, in SafeSplash, in Family, in Houston, Texas

Due to Hurricane Harvey, our SafeSplash Houston sister schools will be closed through Labor Day. The safety of all our swimmers is of the most importance, and we hope our Houston swim family stays safe during the storm. SafeSplash and Swimtastic have been long time sister schools and our thoughts are with them during this trying time.

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Watch the Eclipse Live!!!

Posted on Aug 21, 2017 11:14:41 AM by Dorian Capers in Nature, in Fun, in summer, in Life

We're all excited about the solar eclipse here at the office and we know you are too! See it happen in real time below via NASA

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News Station and Missy Franklin Visit Swimtastic Sister School, SwimLabs Utah!

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 10:43:11 AM by Dorian Capers in Swimtastic, in SafeSplash, in I Swim Because, in SwimLabs, in Missy Franklin, in Swimming Community

News Station and Missy Franklin Visit Swimtastic Sister School, SwimLabs Utah! 

Last month Streamline Brands swim schools, Swimtastic Swim School, SafeSplash Swim Schooland SwimLabs Swim School competed in the "I Swim Because" Facebook social contest. So many of you told us why you swam and we were truly inspired and touched by your passion. Of all the schools that competed, SwimLabs Sandy took gold getting 5-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin to Utah! Local Utah news station KUTV was on hand to report on the event. See the video report here!

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