The Sport of Swimming

Photo Courtesy of Mark Wilson

Photo Courtesy of Mark Wilson: “Day one of swimming at the NCSA Speedo Junior National Championships in Orlando Florida. Good luck to Mike’s athletes: Molly, Olivia, Sophie, and Walker!”

Swimming is a sport that brings out the best in everyone. It challenges you to believe in yourself and to spend time wisely in training. Breaking PERSONAL RECORDS are the rewards to beating the clock. Mr. Timex does not care about what you have done in training or how you went about preparing. No matter who you are competing against in the pool at any level you are always competing against the CLOCK. Taking the lead in a swim meet is about the power being display in a repetitive manner(Force from muscles for given distance in the shortest amount of time).

Two people swim the same distance and one gets there faster many things are contributing. Key swim elements are Technique, body position, Flexibility, Intra relationship between Anaerobic and Aerobic energy systems and Force development. Keeping records in strength training brings objective measurement for time spent and teaches one to believe in oneself even when a high level of fatigue.

Swimming with more power per stroke can come from Dry land work that recognizes the many forms of Strength that improve force development. These are Absolute Strength, Strength Speed, Speed Strength, Short term, Medium Term, and Long Term Endurance. The training guidelines for these unique forms of strength are as different as the form. As much practice as swimmers need to put into the pool what cannot be neglected is correct Dry Land work, for Starting Speed, Increase Turnover, Fatigue Resistance ,Core Strengthen creating muscle balance, and Injury Prevention.

Here are some of our swimmers we have had a opportunity to work with and there recent successes.


Senora Baker, Sophie Svoboda


Molly Sheffield, Olivia Fisher

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