Swimming Faster Just Got Easier in the DC-Area: New Machine Swim School SwimLabs® Gives Swimmers the Edge

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Vienna, Virginia's popular Machine Swim School opens new state of the art SwimLabs facility to help swimmers of all ages and abilities become better, faster swimmers.

Michael Mann using SwimLabs High Tech Approach

Learning to swim and becoming a better, faster swimmer in the DC-area just got a whole lot easier. And with Machine Swim School & SwimLabs (MASSL), the newest and most innovative entry in swim instruction, it will also take a whole lot less time. SwimLabs, the brainchild of a top Masters swimmers, Mike Mann, is now an integral part of the highly regarded Machine Aquatics Swim School. With their new state of the art, purpose built facility in Vienna, Virginia, MASSL relies on the uniquely controlled environment of the Endless Pools and an array of high tech diagnostic tools to create the optimal learn-to-swim scenario. With a mirrored bottom, multiple video cameras and computer analysis, and a certified, highly trained coach, the Machine’s newest instructional programs provide instant and constant feedback. The result is that swimmers of all levels learn better stroke technique in less time than with traditional methods. The innovative Machine Swim School & SwimLabs opens for business on November 1, 2012.

According to Paris Jacobs, co-owner of both the MASSL and Machine Aquatics, home to some 700 area competitive swimmers, “our new center with SwimLabs is the perfect complement to our swim program. It will not only help our Machine Aquatics team members become better swimmers, but also offers the huge population of swimmers in the DC-area a powerful new tool, whether they are kids learning to swim, club team swimmers, Masters swimmers, or triathletes looking for that all-important competitive edge.” Becoming part of the growing SwimLabs family, says Jacobs, “gives our Machine Aquatics Swim School the latest in technology to take our swimmers and our program to the next level.”

MASSL’s team of highly trained instructors can now rely on the latest in computer software and video technology to provide immediate feedback for their students. Using video imagery and Dartfish, the powerful software program utilized at the US Olympic Training Center, coaches now instantly compare your stroke to one that exhibits “flawless” technique, allowing you to make the adjustments necessary to perfect your own technique. Students have their stroke and/or position in the water compared directly and immediately to that of the likes of Michael Phelps, Ian Crocker, Rebecca Soni, Aaron Piersol or other national or world champion. Coaches then utilize special analytical tools to highlight even the most minute, technical flaws in each student’s stroke, making for more immediate and corrective action. MASSL students receive a take-home DVD of their analysis.

For the triathlete or adult competitive swimmer, the Machine Aquatics Swim School’s new SwimLabs closely simulates the challenges of open water swimming. Unlike traditional pools, the Machine’s new Endless Pools provide an unrivaled opportunity to experience distance swimming without the usual walls and turns. Add in the mirrored bottom, the video and the computer analysis, and you’ve got the optimum environment to prepare for Danskin, Kona and everything in between.

According to SwimLabs founder Mann, holder of 9 National and International Masters records, this is the ideal way to learn or perfect your stroke. “We’re not trying to compete with swim clubs or teams,” says Mann. “We’re trying to support their work by providing their swimmers with the individualized instruction that can help them be better participants for their club or team.”

At its new Vienna location, MASSL houses three SwimLabs pools, with a fourth on the way, and offers a menu of instructional programs for swimmers of every age and ability – from infant to youth to adult, and from beginner to competitive. The Machine’s group lessons include no more than 4 students at a time, and both private and semi-private classes are available and readily affordable.

The bottom line is this, says Jacobs, “Swimming these days is increasingly popular and highly competitive for both youth and adults and, if you want the competitive edge, the innovative technology at our Machine Aquatics Swim School can give you a leg, and arm, up on your competition.”

To find out more about the Machine Aquatics Swim School & SwimLabs and their various programs, visit them at http://www.machineswimschool.com/ or call them at 703.395.6959. To learn more about SwimLabs® and its innovative and unique approach to swim instruction, visit their website at http://www.swimlabs.com.

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