This is a comprehensive swimming specific strength and conditioning course, designed to establish a unified research-based set of training principles and techniques which will enable swim programs to develop their athletes in a more systematic and scientific fashion. Any member that completes this course will receive 20 CEU.
Purchase includes life-time access to the course, including future updates to the content. Any member that completes this course will receive 20 CEU.
Introduction – Swimming provides a unique set of athletic and fitness circumstances requiring a basic understanding of biomechanics, exercise science, force production and swimming technique. While there are principles of strength and conditioning universal to all fitness and athletic endeavors, swimming requires a special contextual application of those principles.
This course is designed to establish a unified research-based set of training principles and techniques which will enable swim programs to develop their athletes in a more systematic and scientific fashion.
Content consists of diverse topics covering the basic movement-based principles of strength and conditioning, successful dryland programming for any age and ability, strength training for older, more experienced swimmers and finally recovery, flexibility and mobility training.
Participants can also take part in the techniques of strength training in hands-on workshops to develop a practical understanding of instruction.
Fitness expert endorsements
Charlie Hoolihan is well versed and a great communicator for delivering actionable approaches for improving sports performance. He delivers the information and how to apply it in ways that speak to both coaches and athletes alike. Having worked with Charlie on various articles and presentations at our organization’s annual Optima (national personal trainers) conference, his passion, knowledge, and experience shine through every project.
Stacey Penney, Product Manager, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Charlie Hoolihan is an outstanding fitness professional that I have known for many years. Through these years, I have seen him excel in the field through his articles, presentations, and service to the National Strength and Conditioning Association, other organizations, and the industry itself. He is someone that I can always count on to provide the most up-to-date, accurate, and relevant information.
Mark A Nutting, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, RCEP*E
Former Chair of National Strength and Conditioning’s (NSCA) Personal Training Special Interest Committee
Coach Charlie Hoolihan is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced human conditioning specialists in the fitness community. Since 2005, he has authored several high-quality articles for IDEA Fitness Journal, the fitness industry’s leading resource for fitness professionals’ continuing education. He also has taught sessions for IDEA’s global live events (IDEA World Convention, IDEA Personal Trainer Institute)
His knowledge of biomechanics, strength, speed, power, and endurance training is unparalleled across a spectrum of sports, but he is uniquely gifted and insightful when it comes to connecting this with his knowledge of swimming. As a former competitive swimmer who also began her career as an editor for Swimming World magazine, I can vouch for Charlie’s knowledge and enthusiasm. He is the real deal!
Sandy Todd Webster, Editor, IDEA Fitness Journal
Charlie Hoolihan is an outstanding resource in the areas of health, fitness, and performance. Charlie consistently delivers high-level educational content in a manner that makes it easily understandable and actionable. He is a tremendous instructor and colleague!
J. Jay Dawes, Ph.D., CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, TSAC-F, FNSCA
Former NSCA Board member and author of Developing Agility and Quickness
Associate Professor – Applied Exercise Science, Oklahoma State University.
Co-director: Tactical Fitness and Nutrition Lab
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