New SwimEx Team: Sari Cattoni Joins SwimEx Sales Team

May 20th, 2015Sari Cattoni

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sari Cattoni to the SwimEx sales team. Sari holds a Master of Science degree in kinesiology from the University of Toledo and a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Clarion University/California University of Pennsylvania. While at Clarion, she was a four year member of the women’s swimming team. Prior to joining SwimEx, Sari was a physician extender at Advanced Orthopaedics in Richmond, Virginia.  [Read the Rest…]

Join the Wave: Participate in Active Aging Week

April 30th, 2015ICAA Active Aging Week

Join us as we celebrate older adults and the health benefits associated with active living at any age.  This year SwimEx is proud to sponsor Active Aging Week, an initiative created by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) to be held September 27-October 3. Since 2003 this week-long campaign has showcased positive role models and offered activities to older adults that help them continue to be fully participating members [Read the Rest…]

San Francisco Giants Use SwimEx

April 23rd, 2015San Francisco Giants SwimEx

The San Francisco Giants put the finishing touches on their hydrotherapy room just in time for the season.  Baseball teams around the world use SwimEx pools and plunge tanks for conditioning and rehabilitation.  Teams like the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, South Korea’s Doosan Bears, the New York Yankees and many more know the important benefits of hydrotherapy. Their Athletic Trainers understand how the power of water can [Read the Rest…]

Balanced Conditioning and Ironman Training: Some Simple Tips

April 22nd, 2015Training with a View

In March I turned 48 and realized my body is not as young as it used to be.  March was colder than usual with scattered snow showers and high winds. This was my biggest training month with 40,200 yards of swimming, 155 miles of running and 670 miles of biking. The good news in March was that I came in 2nd place at Norcal in Redding for the 3 mile run [Read the Rest…]

UConn’s World Class Sports Facilities Use SwimEx

April 17th, 2015UConn Athletic Trainer James Doran

UConn’s success in athletics is undeniable.  Their many winning seasons have gained the university well deserved national exposure. UConn’s campus is a place where world-class student athletes use world-class facilities and thrive. We recently visited the school to check out their training facilities.  The moment you step on campus, you feel tremendous Husky Pride.  As we toured the football and basketball centers, we were proud too. UConn uses SwimEx pools [Read the Rest…]

Sports Teams Use SwimEx for a very good reason, and here’s why.

April 13th, 2015A Montreal Canadiens player exercises in the team's SwimEx 900T

What do the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Lakers, Montreal Canadiens and Green Bay Packers have in common?  They all use SwimEx pools and plunge tanks. These teams, along with 130 professional and collegiate organizations believe SwimEx is important for training and rehabilitating their elite athletes.  Terry Francoina insisted on a SwimEx when he managed the Red Sox and thought it was so beneficial to the team the Cleveland [Read the Rest…]

A better workout and faster recovery: the benefits of hot and cold plunge tanks

April 2nd, 2015Cold Plunge Tank

During intense exercise muscles experience microtraumas or tiny tears within individual muscle fibers. When microtraumas occur they trigger an increase in cell activity which generates muscle fiber repair. Over a period of time and with repetition, this process helps strengthen muscles.  Microtraumas however can also be the cause of inflammation and Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). The low water temperatures in cold water plunge tanks help minimize muscle inflammation. Used [Read the Rest…]

Ironman Training: the mind body connection

March 11th, 2015Training View

February was the third month in my Ironman training plan.  This is the month of mind body connection. When I first begin to train, the challenge of month one is to get back into the routine of working out 11 times a week and struggling to build fitness.  The easy part is to sign up for the race, create a training plan, get excited about beginning again, and completing relatively short [Read the Rest…]

Ironman Texas: Winter training continues

February 12th, 2015Stephen workouts with swim ladders in his SwimEx

January went by fast. I hope everyone is keeping their New Year’s resolutions!  For me, I hit every training session: swimming 24,500 yards, biking 552 miles and running 115 miles.  I am also on target with weight loss, losing 8 pounds in January.  Although, the weight always comes off so much slower than it goes on! Ironman Texas is roughly 15 weeks away.  It seems long, but in training time [Read the Rest…]

Ironman Training: Success, set backs, and getting back to shape

January 20th, 2015Ironman Training - SwimEx Style

Well 2014 was quite a ride – ups and downs – but all in all a very good year.  My 2014 triathlon training totals were: Swimming, 255,774 yards (in my SwimEx); Bike, 5,414 miles; and Run, 1,279 miles.  That translates into 108 hours of swimming, 297 hours of biking and 194 hours of running for a total of 330,000 calories burned or close to 100 pounds.  It really looks quite [Read the Rest…]

New England Patriots: Their new training facility features SwimEx pools.

December 10th, 2014patriots pool

At the end of the 2014 season the New England Patriots renovated their facility at Gillette Stadium – and SwimEx was part of the plan.  We built 2 custom 16′ long plunge tanks – one hot and one cold.  The cold plunge tank was designed with only one side seat to make extra room for more players.  The team used their existing 700T SwimEx pool. Every SwimEx pool is built [Read the Rest…]

Triathlon Time Off: How I start training again.

December 8th, 2014stevestump

October presented me with a few bumps in the road. It was an adjustment going from working out 25 hours a week to no real training. I also had to recover from the nagging muscle issues that go along with 12 months of hard training.  Work for me is always extra busy in the fall, plus I began taking 13.5 graduate school credits to get my Tier 2 School Administrator [Read the Rest…]

Pool Owners Use Aquatic Therapy for Arthritis – and for Life

December 5th, 2014500OS SwimEx Pool

“We don’t just love our Swimex – it has changed our family’s lives for the better,” says Leon Peeters who, with his wife Monique, purchased a SwimEx in 2009. “At first I wasn’t sure the pool was the right choice for us,” says Leon recalling his first visit to the SwimEx showroom.  “I remember thinking then that I didn’t need a test swim because I didn’t like swimming. Well, that [Read the Rest…]

New Team Member: Paul Secondi Joins SwimEx

December 3rd, 2014Paul Secondi

SwimEx welcomes Paul Secondi as the newest member of its sales team. Paul holds a master’s degree in sports and fitness from the University of Central Florida and a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Connecticut.  Prior to joining SwimEx he was an assistant athletic trainer at Bucknell University, working in their sports medicine department.  “This job is a perfect fit for me,” he says. “I have used [Read the Rest…]

Kick board exercises: a great addition to your water workout.

November 21st, 2014Click on the picture to watch a video on how to work out using the kick board.

Exercising in a SwimEx pool is a gentle but effective way to get a great water workout. The buoyancy and support of the water reduces stress on joints and encourages freer movement. And aquatic exercise offer twelve times the resistance than exercise movement against air. That’s why the benefits aquatic exercise go far beyond the water, and are popular with professional sports teams, college programs, Olympic training centers and home owners [Read the Rest…]

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