Why We Love The Water

April 23rd, 2012performance fitness swimex

We already know we love the water, but finally somebody tells us why… In her new book, Swim: Why We Love the Water, published by PublicAffairs Books, Lynn Sherr reports that the benefits of regular swimming extend even to your mental health. According to the book description on Amazon.com, “Swim is a celebration of swimming and the effect it has on our lives. It’s an inquiry into why we swim—the lure, the hold, [Read the Rest…]

How To Install A SwimEx Pool?

April 12th, 2012Indoor, Inground, Flooring Below Coping

One of our most common questions from customers, “how do you install a SwimEx pool?”  To help answer this question, we posted a bunch of videos on our website that show how the process is done. Here’s an example of a commercial installation from start to finish: COMMERCIAL INSTALLATION Our team of qualified field technicians work with our clients’ contractors with space layouts, CAD drawings and all those little details. [Read the Rest…]

VIDEO: HOW TO PERFORM PLOW AQUATIC EXERCISE

April 9th, 2012600T

Aquatic exercise is a great low-impact activity that takes the pressure off your joints, bones and muscles. The natural resistance of water helps strengthen your muscles. In a swim-in-place pool, the flow can be adjusted to meet your desired intensity. If you are just beginning to try aquatic exercise, you may start with water walking.  Just simply walk across the pool swinging your arms like you do when walking on [Read the Rest…]

VIDEO: Best Core Exercise For Swimmers

March 19th, 2012performance fitness swimex

Core exercises are an important part of an overall fitness routine, leading to improved balance and stability.  It also helps to train the muscles in your pelvis, hips, lower back and abdomen to work in tandem.  There are a variety of exercises one can perform in a pool to help strengthen the core muscles. In this instructional exercise video from SwimEx, see how to use a kickboard to engage the abdominals. The push-and-pull style exercise also encourages proper posture [Read the Rest…]

SwimEx Launches YouTube Channel

February 22nd, 2012SwimEx Launches YouTube Channel

SwimEx is dedicated to aquatic fitness, because it is something we believe in. We’ve heard the success stories over and over again. Whether you are a professional athlete, a patient undergoing rehabilitation, or just someone who wants to stay fit – aquatic therapy can help. We realize we are a trusted resource for physical therapists, trainers and patients who want to learn more about the benefits of aquatic therapy and our [Read the Rest…]

SwimEx In Sports Illustrated Magazine

February 21st, 2012Sports Illustrated

Here’s a blast from the past. Back in 1987, SwimEx was featured in Sports Illustrated magazine for reinventing the wheel (or paddle wheel) and winning praise for designing a cutting edge swim spa for top athletes. Here’s the article titled “Staying In The Swim At Home”. A fun read: “When it comes to distance training indoors, runners on treadmills and cyclists on stationary bikes no longer have a technological edge over [Read the Rest…]

“Nothing Compares To A SwimEx Pool”

February 21st, 2012performance fitness swimex

Performance Fitness in California is a real innovator when it comes to bridging the gap between physical therapy and life long fitness. Aquatics is a key component. We are thrilled that this premier fitness center chose SwimEx and are delighted to hear  positive results from its staff.   Check out this review on their website: “We offer 2 state of the art SwimEx Pools. Nothing compares to a SwimEx Pool. [Read the Rest…]

86 Year Old Turns To Aquatic Therapy, Loses 18 Pounds

February 21st, 2012121Fit

Sometimes we come across a SwimEx success story that makes us smile. At age 86, Harriet  Goodwin works out three times per week with personal trainer Kate Soule at 121Fit in New Hampshire and comes in to use the pool on her own. Harriet’s “Surf & Turf Workout” involves working out in the gym and in our therapy pool. 121fit is the area’s only facility equipped with a state-of-the art [Read the Rest…]

Missouri Hospital Uses 600T

February 21st, 2012600T

Fitzgibbon Hospital s a  not-for-profit acute care community hospital housed in a state-of-the-art healthcare facility in rural Missouri. With 550 employees, Fitzgibbon Hospital is the leader in Mid-Missouri when it comes to personal attention. Patient surveys consistently recognize the care and compassion shown by the staff. The Hospital offers a SwimEx 600T aquatic therapy pool to its patients, check out the photos below. About SwimEx 600T: The SwimEx 600T aquatic therapy pool [Read the Rest…]

SwimEx Exercise Video: How To Use Angled Running Pad

February 15th, 2012

How To Use Angled Running Pad

SwimEx At International Builders’ Show 2012

February 14th, 2012At IBS 2012

Compare Custom Options: SwimEx v. Endless Pools

February 3rd, 2012Outdoor, Inground, Flooring Above Coping

At SwimEx, every pool is built to your exact specifications with countless custom options so it looks great in your home and meets your specific exercise needs. READ MORE ABOUT SWIMEX V. ENDLESS POOLS  LEARN HOW TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR SWIMEX SwimEx pools are also compact. Why install a full-size lap pool that takes up a lot of space and requires a lot of maintenance when you can get everything you need [Read the Rest…]

Compare Construction Quality: SwimEx v. Endless Pools

February 3rd, 20127  400-OS

The original Endless swimming pool, which offers their best water flow, is made with a vinyl liner in a galvanized steel shell. The liner needs to be replaced every few years. They also recommend replacing the hydraulic motor every 3-5 years. READ MORE ABOUT SWIMEX V. ENDLESS POOL Made from strong fiberglass composite, SwimEx pools have the same durable construction as fiberglass boats. The proven design formula sandwiches a balsa [Read the Rest…]

Compare Water Flow: SwimEx v. Endless Pools

February 3rd, 2012Sterling Full Room 500T

Both the SwimEx and the Endless Pool offer a better flow than standard jetted swim spas. Endless Pools use a propeller to push a water flow that is about 21″ wide and 18″ deep, located in the middle of the pool. It is a narrow flow and, depending on the swimmer, may be too narrow for effective swimming. READ MORE ABOUT SWIMEX V. ENDLESS POOL Using its paddlewheel technology, SwimEx Pools [Read the Rest…]

Compare Noise Level: SwimEx v. Endless Pools

February 3rd, 2012Pool2

The hydraulic motor that drives the Endless pool is located at the front end of the pool and can make the surrounding area quite loud. READ MORE ABOUT SWIMEX V. ENDLESS POOL The SwimEx drive system is mounted below your decking at the rear of the pool, so noise levels are at a minimum for both swimmers and those sharing the space. At SwimEx, every pool is built to your exact [Read the Rest…]

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