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.
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.
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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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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“In my eyes, smart training is imperative and intertwined with hard work. I have spent over 70% of my life contributing to the sport of swimming and I will continue as long as there is a need. I apply my own fighting story to a relevant graduate level education in order to find the most efficient formula for elevated performance on a consistent basis. As a former collegiate athlete who understands the aquatic sports, I have an obligation to pass on my knowledge and experience to help as many individuals out there as I possibly can.”
“If you’re unsure what to do to with your weight and dryland training program, you've come to the right place. Swimmer Strength will sit down with you, listen to your objectives and goals. Next, we’ll create a smart action plan so that you will be able to reach your goals and gain a competitive edge.”
“The only less positive point is failure in competition. If that happens, you get up, and you shake yourself off and keep fighting to get to the top. Swimmer Strength focuses on fun and creative methods to develop swimmer-appropriate strength with full completion of flexibility and mobility, which certainly was my aim from very young age.”
“During my swimming career, I experienced a lack of individualized dryland programs that were adapted to swimming. Flexibility issues limited my strength in the water, so now I want to provide passionate swimmers with reliable knowledge to help them swim fast.”
Keep your shoulder joints healthy during the off seasons. Make sure to lean towards the wall and keep the arm in line with the shoulder. This is an exercise emphasizing scapular stability and activity. 3x20 clockwise and counter clockwise twice per week is all it takes to get some benefits.
It is no secret that most swimmers have or have had on some level a shoulder injury. In fact, a 2010 study illustrated tha 91% of elite swimmers between the ages 13-25 have reported shoulder pain at least once in their careers. The excessive swim volume and constant shoulder rotation for hours a day and for several years causes wear and tear to the muscles and ligaments around the shoulder joint.Read more
"The earlier an athlete begins weight lifting, relative to his or her physiological and mental readiness scale, the sooner the swimmer can start manipulation the muscle fiber type distribution in the body. Doing this in a safe manner while maintaining H2O speed and mobility, there is not much that can go wrong."Read more
These to name a few. In addition, Lazlo Cseh becomes first time 200M fly champion and shows great versatility in energy system usage getting on the podium for the 50M fly as well – well done! Manaudou takes the title in the 50M fly, will he win the 50M free and become the sprint king like this past Christmas? The American men continue to be anonymous without Phelps’s presence, is a generation shift needed? Top it off, we probably have the most versatile group of male nationalities in the 100M freestyle:Read more
Our bodies are built to last for a very long time, given the fact that we get through our lives as safely and efficiently as possible. The key factor lies in the execution of exercises, or any other movements, with proper movement patterns or mechanics.Read more
Often times when swimmers first begin to lift weights, their and/or coaches major concern is getting “too big” or increasing hypertrophy (muscle mass). Coaches usually restrict their swimmers to not lift weights and stick to the basic bodyweight exercises: pushups, pull-ups, crunches, and jump squats.Read more
We are all familiar with the term rest or recovery, but are we conscious about taking advantage of the downtime when we have the opportunity? For all sports, especially in swimming recovery is tremendously important in training programs, as many teams have multiple scheduled practices per day. Both training sessions can be either two swim workouts or a swim workout and gym. Some would argue that recovery is more important than theRead more
Your abdominal muscles are more than just the glorified “6-pack,” which seems to be the end goal product for a vast majority of coaches and swimmers. In fact, definition of the 6-pack – rectus abdominis (RA) muscle – tells very little about the strength or stability of an individual. The inner layers, internal oblique and transverse abdominal muscles, are extremely important to address because they provide stability and balance for an individual.Read more
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.
- 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.
- 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.
A California native, Sean is studying exercise and wellness and is a sprint freestyler at Arizona State University. Outside of the pool, he is an avid reader of anything pertaining to swimming and exercise- related and coaches summer league kids aged 5 to 16.
Ashlyn is a collegiate junior swimmer at the University of Utah, who is finishing her undergraduate degree in exercise and sport science. After graduation, she plans to work with elite and professional athletes in their strength training regimens. Writing for Swimmer Strength gives her the opportunity to learn and grow within the exercise science field.
Jesse is a Salvadoran exercise science and biosciences major at California State University of Los Angeles. Jesse has his sights on competiting at the World Championships and Olympics within the next few years. His passion lies in swimming, exercise, nutrition and related research studies.
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.