For the past few months, SwimSwam has been posting a daily swimming workout to help inspire swim coaches around the world who are looking for new ideas to try with their swimmers. Since most of the world’s pools are currently closed for business, we wanted to give swimmers and coaches an alternative set of dryland workouts to use to stay fit during the quarantine. These workouts will be designed to be done around the house. Some will use basic equipment, like medicine balls or stretch cords, while others will be all body-weight exercises.
These workouts are provided for informational purposes only.
If you’ve been following along with our daily dryland workouts, this has been a really tough week. Probably the toughest week yet in the series, adding weight and complexity to movements to increase the difficulty level.
If that’s the case for you, today should be a recovery day. Recovery can be even more important for dryland exercises than in-water exercises because of the higher impact on your joints on dry land.
The swimming-specific yoga session below is a gentle mobility class that will get your heart rate up a little, but will be easy on the joints and stretch out sore muscles.
Still need to kill some time and want to be active? Go for a long walk, have a catch with a sibling, throw a frisbee, or do something else fun. A good recovery day for the mind will keep you fresh for another week of workouts.