Additionally, several elite swimmers have taken to social media showcase their dryland routines now that they are forced to take on in earnest, as most training facilities around the world are closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Two-time individual gold medalist from the 2019 European Short Course Championships, Kira Toussaint of the Netherlands is one such athlete who has taken the time to record her dryland routine and upload it to YouTube.
Entitled ‘Stuck at home workout’, two videos posted to her channel here include exercises for abs, arms and beyond with the routines spanning about 20-25 minutes.
Toussaint confirmed to SwimSwam that she is unable to swim due to closures and has turned to cycling as an alternative to swimming, along with these easy-to-follow workouts.
“I got a lot of questions from other swimmers as to what I was doing. This was the easiest way to explain it,” Toussaint tells SwimSwam.
Triple relay medalist at the 2019 World Championships for the United States, Blake Pieroni, has also given his social media followers a glimpse into his dryland routine. His Instagram post dated March 19th shows him and Indiana University Sport Technology Coordinator Jackson Bertoli taking on a circuit of squats, running and push-ups.
Finally, 3-time British Olympian Hannah Miley challenged her social media followers to a ‘fin challenge’. The challenge involves balancing a swim fin on one of your feet while changing positions on the floor. It’s easier to understand just watching Miley do it below.
“When you’ve got time on your hands why not find a new alternative way to challenge yourself at home…. It helps pass the time 😂 give it a try (it’s harder than you think! Bloopers will follow 😂) tag me in your attempts and let me know if you have a challenge for me to try!”