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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BridgeAthletic 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.
Nick 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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