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LITERATURE & GUIDANCE

FOUNDATIONS OF STRENGTH TRAINING FOR SWIMMERS: FREE CHAPTER DOWNLOAD

Swimming is among the most physically demanding sports on the planet, involving endless hours of grueling training. Intensity and volume often overrule other critical aspects of performance, like preparing the body to withstand such taxing work. As a result, swimmers suffer from more overuse injuries than almost all other athletes.It does not have to be this way. Success in the pool means taking into account all aspects of training. This book takes a deep dive into how strength training and recovery impact performance for swimmers of all ages, ranging from complete novices to Olympians. It offers science-based solutions that will challenge your views on the relationship between strength training and fast swimming. This book is for all the swimming enthusiasts who realize that they themselves hold the keys to their own success. It is for the coaches who are passionate about making swimmers faster and addressing their injuries. And it is for the devoted swimmer parent looking to understand the sport and set their child up for success and good health.

100 BOOKS AND ARTICLES EVERY COACH THAT IS MAKING SWIMMERS FASTER SHOULD READ

READY TO SPLASH IN? Here is a list of the top 100 books and articles I think every coach, trainer and physical therapist who works with swimmers should read. Covering subjects like eccentric training, Olympic weightlifting derivatives, and swimming injuries, there is an absolute wealth of knowledge within these resources that I believe everybody working with swimmers can benefit from, even those who oppose the weight room.

PRESENTATION & VIDEOS

Watch all of the Swimmer Strength YouTube videos. You will find a multitude of subjects and video formats ranging from workouts, to getting tips on fixing issues and occasional heartfelt vlogs! Subscribe to our channel and help us reach 100,000 subscribers for the largest give-away you’ve seen!

HOW RELEVANT ARE THEY TO SWIM FAST?

Movements that mimic swimming is a hot topic. How effective are they to get faster? Why do they matter? How far can we take it? When are they relevant? When can they be harmful? Find out our thoughts on swim-specific training in this video.

FIND OUT IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES

We all know that the Pull-Up is one of the most essential movements for swimmers, but what about the swimmer who is unable to complete one? The steps are known; some eccentric and isometric training in addition to assistant band Pull-Ups. But when can the swimmer make his or her first Pull-Up?

SWIM FASTER AND MOVE MORE EFFICIENTLY WITH THESE MOVEMENTS

Get instant access to watch our top 5 ranked virtual presentations at the 2021 College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Virtual Convention out of the 55 presentations. This 25-minute presentation outlines 9 essential rotational movements all swimmers can learn ranging from flexibility to stability and power.

ALL THE STRENGTH- AND DRYLAND TESTS YOU NEED FOR SWIMMERS

If you’ve been scratching your head about what testing battery to use for swimmers, this webinar outlines tests including the core, strength and power that we use with our swimmers to help us guide our training. Learn about auditing your training with the most relevant tests, how they are performed and when they are tested.

AN ARTICLE THAT WILL HELP YOU MAKE A SMARTER DECISION WITH YOUR FUTURE PERFORMANCE

Finding supplemental coaching in addition to your swimming program can be crucial for anyone who wants to advance and gain a competitive edge. The question is, how can you find the right fit for you and your goals in this loud and saturated industry?