Strength Training for Swimmers

Develop power faster with this race-pace-specific training programme.
Andrew Hamilton

If you want to get more competitive, spend less time training in the pool. This advice may appear contrary – even ridiculous – to many readers. But as you read this special report you’ll discover new facts that are crucial to your improving performance.

This ground breaking report reveals the key to success is not the traditional high-volume model of training, but a much shorter, race-pace-specific programme of exercises performed away from the pool.

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This special report may surprise you as it recommends that swimmers who want to get more competitive should spend less time in the pool and more time working out in the gym!

It has been prepared by our Sports Performance Bulletin team of experts, including swim coaches and fitness specialists. It covers a wide range of subjects, not simply strength training, although that is a vital element in the mix. The report also looks at intensity, off-season training, weight training, equipment such as the swim bench, specific training for competition, and much else besides. As a bonus, the report also includes an instructive look at swim tapering as a method of improving performance.


SPECIFIC EXERCISES – This strength-training programme can really boost your swim results – Raphael Brandon

TRAINING INTENSITY – If you want to improve your swim
performance times, turn up the intensity and turn down
the volume – Raphael Brandon

COMPETITION TRAINING – Here’s an overview of the
basics of techniques for all strokes (plus a bit extra) and
specific training needs – Matthew Coulson

are guaranteed to give you maximum bang for your
training buck – Raphael Brandon

CRITICAL SWIM SPEED – This reliable test of aerobic
capacity is non-invasive and easy to do – Matthew Coulson, Jeremy Cooper and Don MacLaren

A GUIDE TO TAPERING – Competitive swimmers and
their coaches are constantly seeking new and effective
methods to improve performance. Here’s one – Matthew Coulson

What the papers say – Must-read articles for any swimmer:

This American study shows which type of weight-training improves performance.
Is the swim bench a mechanical ergogenic aid to training?


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Andrew Hamilton BSc Hons, MRSC, ACSM, is a sports science writer and researcher specialising in sports nutrition. A lifelong endurance athlete himself he has worked in the field of fitness and sports performance for over 30 years helping athletes to reach their true potential.