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New SwimEx President: Vaughan heads up Aquatic Swim Spa Company

October 29th, 2014Vaughan on the factory floor

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Suzanne Pearson Vaughan as the new SwimEx president.  Formerly VP of Sales, Vaughan managed worldwide sales and oversaw branding and marketing.  As President, she will lead the company and drive strategic growth.  Since joining SwimEx in 1989, Vaughan has held a variety of leadership positions including SwimEx division manager when SwimEx was part of Tillotson Pearson, Inc.  Vaughan holds a Bachelor of Science [Read the Rest…]

The journey of Ironman Training

October 17th, 2014Stephen Bratton

Ironman Lake Tahoe…For those who have been following my journey this year, you know it has been a tough year, and that I trained hard to be able to complete two Ironman competitions this year. The first Ironman took a lot of heart and perseverance. It then took a lot to recover and rebuild in a short period of time for Ironman Lake Tahoe. But, I was confident that I [Read the Rest…]

A Beautiful New England Weekend

September 26th, 2014Seattle-Summer

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend in New England.  Plenty of sun and a perfect time of year for leaf peeping.  If you’re up for a trip to see amazing foliage, check out the Yankee Foliage site for up-to-date reports.  We plan to enjoy a few more wonderfully warm days. The weather looks like it’s going to be great in Seattle too!  Check out this Seattle SwimEx.  What a [Read the Rest…]

Celebrate life!

September 24th, 2014AAW14

It’s Active Aging Week – a celebration of adults 50 years of age and older.  Take a moment to enjoy your life.  We recommend finding a water exercise class near you.  We know you’ll love it.  If you do, check out the benefits of owning your own SwimEx pool and exercising at home.

Solid Pool Construction!

September 19th, 2014Balsa wood core for strength and endurance.

Did you know that inside every SwimEx pool wall there is a balsa wood core for strength, insulation and endurance?  This process sets us apart and creates benefits that are unique to SwimEx.  Our balsa wood core allows for lower water heating costs and pools that stand the test of time. Handcrafted in the USA, every SwimEx pool is carefully constructed with a strict attention to detail.  There’s an art [Read the Rest…]

Triathlon Training: Aquatic Fitness SwimEx Style

September 15th, 2014Stephen Approaching Lake Tahoe

Training heats up for this SwimEx Ironman. Things are really starting to heat up in training. August has been a tough month with a significant build that included 38,700 yards swimming, 148 miles running and 710 miles of biking. That brings my yearly training totals up to 208,374 yards of swimming, 1,061 miles of running and 4,442 miles of biking (491 hours of training). August was particularly challenging because I [Read the Rest…]

Yankees: Athletic Training and Aquatic Fitness Succcess

September 11th, 2014b9b68a00-3175-11e4-9d5a-c37e1c43b642_451182370

Yahoo! Sports Canada reports that Yankees manager Joe Girardi recently told reporters the Rogers Center visitor’s weight room needs a SwimEx in order to properly train Masahiro Tanaka.  And we agree!  Major sports teams, colleges and universities around the world use SwimEx (see more here) to train, rehabilitate and condition their athletes. “Has anyone seen the (Rogers Center) weight room?”  It’s about as big as this area we’re in right [Read the Rest…]

Stunning Swim Spa Room in Madison, WI

August 27th, 2014swimex-pool-wisconsin-3-small

  Madison, WI – This home owner needed a pool to assist with physical therapy. The skylights were used to help increase the amount of sunlight and heat, especially with the long Wisconsin winters. The customer really enjoys the deep well and quiet motor.  The subterranean addition also includes an added bathroom with a shower. The bathroom includes a glass block wall, pedestal sink, and beautiful wood flooring. The addition [Read the Rest…]

Athletic Rehab in a SwimEx pool

August 26th, 2014athleterehab

  The Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center facility used aqua therapy in a SwimEx pool to help rehabilitate a high school football and basketball athlete. Back issues not only prevented him from playing sports but he also couldn’t even attend school due to prolonged sitting. Four weeks of aqua therapy later, he is back to lifting weights for PT and his activity and flexibility has increased dramatically while his pain [Read the Rest…]

SwimEx pool in the medieval village of Tourrettes Sur Loup, France

August 25th, 2014France_swimexpool

  Located 14 km from the coast, between Nice and Cannes, Tourrettes sur Loup is a beautiful medieval village perched on a narrow spur of land extending from very rocky hills, with the gorge of a small stream deep below one high wall of buildings. Tourrettes is known for a its medieval ramparts (Rue de la Bourgade, Aqueduc du Moulin, Saint-Grégoire Church, Saint-Jean Chapel, Gorges of the Loup), world renowned  [Read the Rest…]

Exercises that can performed in a SwimEx pool – Part 2

August 22nd, 2014swimex2

  Here is Part 2 of a 2 part video series that illustrates some of the numerous exercises that can be performed in SwimEx fitness and therapy swim spa.

Exercises that can performed in a SwimEx pool – Part 1

August 22nd, 2014swimex

  Here is Part 1 of a 2 part video series that illustrates some of the numerous exercises that can be performed in SwimEx fitness and therapy swim spas.

Swim strokes and exercises in a Triton SwimEx Pool

August 22nd, 2014tritonexercise

  Introducing the Triton! The newest member of the SwimEx family is crafted for the home or commercial customer who demands the best or nothing at all. This beautiful one piece pool features a wide open layout, 50” water depth and two seats for relaxation or seated exercise. There are Triton models available for home owners and commercial physical therapy clinics.   

Ironman training in a SwimEx pool – After the race, what is next?

August 22nd, 2014096

  Those of you who have been following me know that I finished an Ironman in Coeur D’ Alene (IMCDA) in late June and that I am trying to recover and rebuild in time to race Ironman Lake Tahoe in September. This is the first time that I have tried to train for a new race after completing an Ironman and it has been quite a challenge. At 47 I [Read the Rest…]

Sport Specific Drills you can do in a SwimEx Pool – Tennis, Hockey, and Baseball

August 18th, 2014tennis

Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior these drills and exercises will bring your game to the next level. Click on the videos below to watch. For more exercise and therapy videos click here!  

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