Holiday Season – 5 Things Every Swimmer Needs

Holidays are the most wonderful time of year, but we know they can be plenty stressful and expensive, too. Here are five easy-to-find suggestions for the swimmers in your life that won’t bust your budget.

1. The Perfect Water Bottle

The perfect water bottle is the one that’s within reach. Every athlete needs to stay hydrated throughout the day. Improve your daily water intake by having the perfect water bottle that fits your needs.

2. A Travel-Sized Foam Roller

Every meet or competition has some sort of travel component. Make that journey easier by including a foam roller in your travel bag. Foam rolling aids in injury prevention and is a key precursor to a dynamic warm up.

3. A Set of Resistance Bands

These are great for a number of reasons. For one, they are small and can be taken on the road to help with dynamic warmups and recovery wherever you are. They expand the number of workouts available and are also great for rehab if an athlete gets injured.

4. A Training Bag

With the amount of gear that every athlete needs to carry, from the water bottle to extra clothes to exercise and training gear, a sturdy gym bag can make life much easier. We like ones with a ventilated, separated pocket for shoes and sweaty clothes as well as a couple smaller pockets for a wallet, keys, and cell phone. Ideally, it will have a shoulder strap and a water bottle pocket as well. It’s easy for this bag to get cluttered, so don’t get one that’s too big or you’ll be lugging around a week’s worth of workout clothes.

5. The BridgeStrength Training Program

Finally, the personalized training program that fits in the palm of your hand. Led by Nick Folker, the top swimming strength and conditioning coach in the world, our team builds stroke-specific, custom-optimized dryland programs for each of our clients. The individualized workouts are delivered directly to athletes via our state of the art technology platform and mobile applications.

Subscribe now to BridgeStrength personalized training program and get a BridgeAthletic water bottle and gym shirt free!

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About BridgeAthletic

BridgeAthletic Logo 3BridgeAthletic works with elite professional, collegiate, and club swimming programs to provide a turnkey solution for dryland training.  Led by Nick Folker, the top swimming strength and conditioning coach in the world, our team builds stroke-specific, custom-optimized dryland programs for each of our clients. The individualized workouts are delivered directly to athletes via our state of the art technology platform and mobile applications. Check Nick and BridgeAthletic out as recently featured in SwimSwam.

About Nick Folker 

Nick Folker, BridgeAthleticNick Folker is the Co-Founder and Director of Elite Performance at BridgeAthletic. Nick’s athletes have won 22 Olympic Medals, 7 team NCAA Championships and over 170 individual and relay NCAA championships. Megan Fischer-Colbrie works as the Sports Science Editor at BridgeAthletic.  Megan was a four-year varsity swimmer at Stanford, where she recently graduated with a degree in Human Biology.

The Championship Series by BridgeAthletic is designed to empower athletes with tips from the pros that will help them reach peak performance come race day.  We will be covering competition-focused topics such as nutrition, recovery, stretching, and mental preparation.

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Linda Kidd
4 years ago

This program is amazing it is swimmer specific and effective