Jumping ability is a critical component of swimming start and turn performance. The height of the jump will greatly depend on overall strength, body mass, explosive qualities, and jumping technique.
Many swimmers fear Box Jump because of the possibility of not making it up on the box, or falling. Typically, fear stems from a lack of confidence. In order to build confidence in young swimmers, start on a very low box and slowly progress in height.
Progress into a higher box by taking approaching with a step, similarly to a relay exchange.
When you land, land on top of the entire box with your whole foot planted firmly.
If the box is high, quickly tuck the knees up in order to clear the box.
Always maintain a neutral spine.
- Upload a video of yourself performing a Box Jump on social media.
- Tag @swimmerstrength
- Challenge a friend!
One lucky boy and girl will win:
- Foam Roller
- Mobility Ball