Yoga for Swimmers: Yoga with Mitch Larkin and Madi Wilson

While on a recent trip to Australia I had the opportunity to spend time on deck with St Peters Western Swim Club. One of the aspects that is fairly unique about their training is how several of their best athletes have implemented yoga into their routine. World Championship medalists Mitch Larkin, Madi Wilson and Emma McKeon are all doing yoga on a regular basis with physiotherapist and yoga teacher Tom Barton.

In this video I talk to Barton talks about his approach and how the athletes have embraced developing their own personal practices. Along with the interview there are clips from a yoga session taught by Barton which included Larkin, Wilson and ME!

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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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