Yoga for Swimmers: How Madi Wilson Uses Yoga to Improve Her Swimming

Australian Madi Wilson won a silver medal in the 100 backstroke at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan and feels a large part of her improvement has come from implementing of a consistent yoga practice.

While in Australia I had the opportunity to sit down with Madi and discuss how she feels yoga has helped her improve her swimming performance.

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ExcelWithGrace-icon 3Excel With Grace‘s mission is to assist people in improving their health and achieving their athletic goals through the creation and delivery of targeted yoga.

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About Jeff

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Jeff Grace is the owner and operator of Excel with Grace which specializes in teaching sport specific and therapeutic yoga.

Jeff is trained in vinyasa (flow), hatha, yin, restorative and therapeutic yoga practices. He is also completing his 500 hour certification as a yoga therapist.

Jeff has been deeply immersed in the sport of swimming for decades. He has been coaching for over 20 years and has had athletes medal at both CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) Championships and Age Group Nationals.

Other articles in our Yoga for Swimmers series include:

Video – 3 Poses to Enhance Recovery

Video – A Short Sequence for Your Knees

3 Poses to Keep Your Knees Healthy

5 Ways to Make Yoga More Enjoyable

7 Reasons Why Swimmers Should Do Yoga

3 Ways to Increase Shoulder Stability

3 Fundamentals of Yoga to Focus on With Swimmers

3 Restorative Yoga Poses to Help the Effectiveness of Your Taper 

4 Ways Mindfulness Can Improve Your Swimming Performance

3 Ways You Can Use Yoga to Prepare for a Race

A Short Sequence for the Shoulders

Incorporating Yoga Into Your Seasonal Plan

Yoga a Key Part of World Champion Mitch Larkin’s Success

Yoga for Swimmers: Release Tension in Your Quads and Glutes

Why Yoga Takes Swimming to the Next Level

Yoga for Swimmers: Increase Your Core Strength

Why Olympic Swimming Champion Rebecca Soni Does Yoga

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About Jeff Grace

Jeff Grace

Jeff is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher who holds diplomas in Coaching (Douglas College) and High Performance Coaching (National Coaching Institute - Calgary). He has a background of over 20 years in the coaching profession, where he has used a unique and proven teaching methodology to help many achieve their …

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