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Five Reasons to Work Out with Water

June 2nd, 2015Water Plank in a SwimEx

Water’s weightlessness results in less joint stress Less joint stress means less pain Less pain leads to more effective workouts More effective workouts build strength and endurance Strength and endurance equal well-being for a healthy life   “Most aquatic exercise or therapy takes place with the water at chest level. To achieve the health benefits of this positive approach to well-being you don’t even have to know how to swim,” [Read the Rest…]

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 Franconia insisted on a SwimEx when he managed the Red Sox and thought it was so beneficial to the team the Cleveland [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…]

A New SwimEx Pool in South Georgia

November 19th, 2014The sun rises over this SwimEx pool.

These new SwimEx owners live on a farm in South Georgia, right above the GA/FLA line.  They put their SwimEx on a screened-in porch. It is housed in a new building the couple designed with the help of an architect. They planned the building to make the most of solar energy and the pool gets warmth from the sun. The standard cover that came with the SwimEx has also done [Read the Rest…]

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…]

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…]

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