SWIMMER STRENGTH

Welcome

To the integrative way of enhancing performance

We envision the sport of swimming taking land-based training to a completely new level. No matter what your connection is to swimming, we want to educate you about how strength training empowers the swimmer body.

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Our online portal provides multiple resources to enhance performance for competitive swimming across the globe. Build muscular strength & power, learn about your body and avoid injuries by taking care of your body to excel in competitive racing.

What We Do

Video

We feature free videos with swimmer relevant exercises in fun ways. This is our way of bringing you the latest research in innovative ways – enjoy.

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Research Blog

Our blog is filled with easy-to-understand knowledge regarding land-based training. We cover topics including strength, recovery, diet, and mental training – to enhance your performance.

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Swimmer's Edge Program

The SEP is engineered to fit your athletic needs and goals in a way that sparks transformation and accelerate improvement giving you the competitive edge.

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Online Conferences

The future belongs to you – what do you want to know? This personal way of teaching will ulitmately answer many of your questions. Just ask us.

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VIDEOS

1A DB Press on Bosu

Strength training, core, balance, injury prevention, kinetic chain - all in one exercise. This way of strengthening is what Swimmer Strength preaches. Full body integration, working on almost everything there is you can with this one.

Carefully step on to the middle of the Bosu with one leg - less advanced athletes may have to stand with both feet on it - with opposite hand, press DB up in a controlled fashion. Keep upper body as straight and long as possible.

Swimmer's Edge Program

Individualized for each athlete's need

We will work with you to create a guide to enhance your performance through an unforgettable learning experience

Strength & Dryland Training

  • Enhance muscular strength, power, and explosiveness for superior aquatic performance.
  • Improve core stability to enhance body position in the water.
  • Be part of innovative exercises designed to yield maximum improvement while preventing injuries.

Mental Strength Training

  • Form your own performance mission and learn new techniques from the latest sport psychology research.
  • Focus, vision, and desire keeps you motivated – we will help you optimize each aspect to swim faster.

Performance Analysis

  • See your performance improvements first-hand by learning to analyze your body's adaption to training and racing.
  • Learn the nuances of gender-bases stroke specificity to gain a more objective perspective.

Dietary Guidance

  • Gain insight on how to mindfully structure your diet through a sufficient and balanced intake of necessary nutrients.
  • Learn to recognize and identify your physical attributes to better understand your metabolism and how it affects your training and everyday life.

The Team

Co-Owner, Media Production Director

Co-Owner, Director of Operations

Founder, Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Co-Owner, Director of Communications

Head of Finances

Contributors

Byron Shefchik

Byron Shefchik is a five-time NCAA All-American with numerous accolades under his belt, including a bronze medal in the 1997 World University Games, a 2012 U.S. Masters National Champion title, and 2013 Pan-American Masters Chamption title. He is also the first male athlete from the BYU Swimming and Diving team to be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at BYU, where he graduated with a degree in physical therapy and later earned his MBA.

Sean Kao

A California native, Sean is a former Division 1 swimmer at Arizona State University, serving as team captain his senior year. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Wellnes in 2016 and is currently pursuing his Master of Science degree in Exercise Science at ASU. He holds certifications through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and USA Weightlifting. Coach Kao has experience working with several collegiate division 1 teams, and most notably, Michael Phelps. Currently, he is helping to oversee the strength & conditioning workouts for the Sun Devil swimming team.

Matt Bird

A Utah native, Matt is graduating in exercise & sport sciences from the University of Utah, where he also serves as a strength & conditioning intern with the swimming & diving team. Matt has a passion for coaching the sport of swimming both in and out of the water. Along with working with swimmers and divers from the University of Utah, Matt has experience coaching age group swimmers, high school aged swimmers, and Masters Swimmers, working alongside the athletes to help them achieve their swimming specific goals.

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