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Defining Success


Posted on Aug 17, 2018 5:26:24 PM by Laura Dravenstott in success, in U.S. Swimming National Championships, in Missy Franklin, in competitive swimming, in Swimming Community


“It’s one thing to inspire all these little girls by winning a bunch of medals. That’s easy. But it’s another thing entirely to be an inspiration when things aren’t exactly going your way.” - Missy Franklin, Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion

 

  • Few people describe winning a bunch of medals, especially gold medals, as Missy did at the 2012 London Olympics, as “easy.” It’s difficult to win a race at any meet, let alone in the most competitive swim meet in the world. Despite the difficulty and the rarity of winning or setting a record, the swimming world and American culture as a whole glorify winning, setting records, making PR’s, sustaining dominance. 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 U.S. Swimming Nationals


Posted on Aug 9, 2018 6:27:00 PM by Karin Olmsted in U.S. Swimming National Championships, in olympian, in competitive swimming, in Swimming Community


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 Vienna and Machine Aquatics Featured on SwimSwam.com


Posted on Nov 8, 2017 2:55:36 PM by Dorian Capers in SwimLabs, in Best New Franchise Concepts, in Fastest Growing Franchise, in Swimming Community, in Franchise Growth


SwimSwam is one of the leading swimming news organizations in the world 


“Seeing kids improve their skills and creating this community space is a dream come true.” - Dan Jacobs, SwimLabs Vienna Co-Owner and Machine Aquatics Co-Founder


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Streamline® Brands and Speedo USA Announce Exclusive Partnership


Posted on Apr 6, 2017 9:08:00 AM by Streamline Brands in Speedo, in speedo products, in SafeSplash, in Swimtastic, in SwimLabs, in Streamline Brands, in Best New Franchise Concepts, in Swimming Community


Streamline® Brands and Speedo USA have announced an exclusive partnership between Speedo USA and Streamline®Brands' SafeSplashSwimtastic, and SwimLabs® Swim Schools. This partnership between Streamline® Brands and Speedo USA, as the largest swim school franchisor in North America and the 'world's leading swimwear brand', is unprecedented in the swim school industry. Read the full press release here!


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