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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…]

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…]

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…]

The New Triton Pool: Making a Splash in Swim Spa Pools

November 5th, 2014

Our new Triton is already making a splash with buyers.   This newest member of SwimEx’s extensive line of fitness and therapy pools offers our innovative quality and construction at a more affordable price. “We developed the Triton to meet the demand of discerning customers who desired the luxury of the SwimEx brand at a lower price point,” said Suzanne Vaughan, president of SwimEx, Inc.  “We are extremely excited about [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…]

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…]

Spectacular View for SwimEx Swim Spa in Montana

June 26th, 2014montanapool1.

  This 600 S SwimEx pool offers the ultimate in relaxation and home fitness with this resistance pool and jacuzzi set-up!  The pool features a 2ft extension and an adjustable pool counter current that extends 28 inches deep. This provides a smooth, laminar flow of up to 30,000 gallons per minute (113,562 lpm) and holds 3,200 gallons (12,112 l) of water. The pool also features a swimming arrow, deep-water running [Read the Rest…]

SwimEx pool installation photo gallery

June 11th, 2014Persia

A common question we get asked is “How difficult is it to install a SwimEx pool?”. View the photos below of a pool installation in Seattle, WA.  They went with a below ground installation covered by a custom pool enclosure for year round swimming enjoyment and fitness! SwimEx pools can be installed indoors, outdoors, above ground, inground, or partially inground.  What’s more, a SwimEx is free-standing and moveable; additional support [Read the Rest…]

SwimEx Swim Spa Waterfront Patio Set up – in Seattle

June 4th, 2014lash18

One SwimEx pool owner in Seattle is enjoying an early summer swim thanks to their SwimEx swim spa pool!  A gorgeous view and nice grill set up completes the summer package!  His 600 S pool (with 2ft extension) was installed in 2005 and is still running strong! The 60-inch deep 600 S home swim spa one of the deepest and most powerful resistance pools on the market.  The 600 S utilizes [Read the Rest…]

The Center for Physical Rehabilitation Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists

February 28th, 2014ptcpr

The Center for Physical Rehabilitation has proven results with aqua therapy utilizing a  SwimEx 700 at their Cascade, Michigan location.    Their team of Therapists, and Athletic Trainers use aqua therapy since it allows for an earlier start to therapy, less painful for the patient,and gives patients the ability to move freely in ways that would not be possible on land. From The Center for Physical Rehabilitation‘s website. The Center, with [Read the Rest…]

SwimEx Pool Featured at University of Rhode Island

January 21st, 2014URI-swimexpool

The amount of Physical Therapy Centers who offer aquatic therapy is on the rise.  To keep up with the demand an increased number of colleges and universities are offering programs for aqua therapy and incorporating SwimEx pools on campus. If you live in Rhode Island you can visit University Physical Therapy.  It is a full-time outpatient clinic available to patients from the University of Rhode Island and local community. The [Read the Rest…]

Ryders Health Management makes great use of SwimEx PT500s

November 20th, 2013Ryders Health Management 500PT Pool

Ryders Health Management is a family-owned nursing and rehabilitation organization with six centers in Connecticut, including two that feature SwimEx PT500 pools.  In this great piece by ConnecticutStyle that aired a few years back, Ryders CEO Martin Sbriglio, whose mother founded the company, talks about how Ryders therapists use their SwimEx pools to help patients rehab quicker through physical therapy in a non-weight bearing aqua environment.   Martin’s comments about [Read the Rest…]

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