This course is for the recreational to elite swimmer, health professional, parent or student who wants to learn about swimming physiology,bio-mechanics and programming.
We begin in module 1 and 2 by teaching you the key training principles and an overview of the determinants of endurance swimming performance. In addition, we discuss what effects these physiological and bio-mechanical variables in order to provide insight into how training can be structured to best improve endurance performance.
In module 3 we look at how growth and development effects the performance of a swimmer.These varying maturation rates can be measured and their impact needs to be clearly understood.
In the 4th module we provide a framework on how to monitor swimmers to prevent injuries and over-training. This includes a monitoring template for users to download
In module 5 we look at the importance of dry land training in injury prevention and performance. We include a video of the key swimming specific exercises one should use.
In module 6 we focus on teaching you how to effectively periodise training in order to allow for successful programme design. This includes a planning template.
In the 7th module we review how to assess swim performance, while providing screening and report examples and explanations
In Module 8 we cover sample swim and gym programmes. In addition we provide a video which reviews key swim drills
Lastly in module 9, we look at how to avoid over-training and burnout in age group swimmers.