Nick Folker (front row, far right) was on staff for 7 NCAA Championship teams in swimming and water polo at Cal and is a Hawaii alumnus.
How can swim coaches become dryland experts?
How you prepare yourself for preseason training makes a huge impact on the way you handle the next couple of weeks. Let’s discuss a few tips so you can hit the ground running with training and truly maximize your preseason potential.
In the early weeks of spring training, swimmers are faced with the challenge of getting back into shape for summer racing. After a solid few weeks of taper, championship meets, and multiple days off from all training, putting in the strength and conditioning that follows can be quite difficult.
Nathan’s top three “Bridge exercises” are the Weighted Pull Up, the Hex Bar Dead Lift and the Disc Freestyle Slide.
Let’s take a look at the 5 goals every swimmer can put their mind to this season, and how they’ll put you on the fast track to great performances.
Folker presented at the America Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) 2017 World Clinic in Washington D.C., addressing a packed house in two separate four-hour sessions.
More and more swimmers are incorporating yoga into their training to enhance their performance and improve their wellness…
Oftentimes in swimming, it is said that a flip turn will make or break a race. Considered to be a “blind” turn, a swimmer’s head should stay directly in line with their body and not look around at their competition when completing the motion.
During the crucial weeks and days leading up to swim meets, swimmers should properly implement a taper phase in their dryland training to optimize performance on race day.
Increasing hip mobility will make swimmers more powerful and dynamic in the water.
For many swim clubs, having a dedicated, strength trainer on hand is not within their budget. However, with the power of technology, age group swim coaches are fit to perform the role of dryland coach in lieu of a formal strength trainer.
Championship season beckons. Over the next 3 weeks, the best of the best will converge for the biggest tournaments of the year.
Each year, swimmers cycle through an important phase of their training: preseason strength and conditioning. It follows the much-needed holiday…