Training Essentials and Programme Design for Swimming


Overview


Plunge into the depths of aquatic mastery with our Short Course in Swimming and…

Decode the Secrets of the Water: Grasp the intricate physiology and biomechanics that govern the fluid dance of swimming.

Craft the Blueprint of Champions: Learn the scientific principles of training program design and apply this wisdom to forge personalized blueprints for success.

Gauge the Tides of Growth: Assess the maturation status of swimmers and interpret its profound implications on performance.

Harness the Power of Land:Identify the optimal resistance training exercises, sets, and repetitions to fortify swimmers against the rigors of the pool.

Navigate the Currents of Intensity: Master the art of training prescription and high-level monitoring to steer clear of overtraining’s perilous waters.

Choreograph the Aquatic Ballet: Employ diverse swim drills to perfect the essential stroke dynamics for seamless aquatic harmony.

Evaluate with Precision: Utilise performance assessment templates and medical screening forms, aligned with the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines, to measure athletic prowess.

Orchestrate the Symphony of Preparation: Effectively deploy program and periodization templates to compose a crescendo of peak performance.

Embark on this voyage to transform your understanding, sculpt a new wave of swimmers, and leave a lasting ripple in the world of competitive swimming.

This course is perfect for....


  • A recreational swimmer looking for scientifically designed training programmes to optimise performance and decrease the risk of injury.
  • Swimming coaches who want to understand exercise physiology & training principles and methods behind programme design.
  • Fitness professionals who want to train swimmers.
  • Studentswho want to learn about exercise physiology & the training principles and methods behind swimming.
  • o Advanced and elite athletes who want to understand the science behind their training.

What's in Store for You?


  • Modules 1 and 2 we lay the foundation with key training principles and the determinants of peak performance. Uncover the interplay of physiological and biomechanical factors and learn to tailor training to maximise endurance.
  • Module 3 navigate the waters of growth and development, understanding their critical impact on a swimmer’s performance. Measure maturation rates and grasp their significance for tailored coaching strategies.
  • Module 4equips you with a robust framework to monitor swimmers, safeguarding against injuries and overtraining. Gain access to an exclusive monitoring template designed for optimal athlete care.
  • Module 5emphasises the crucial role of dry land training in enhancing performance and preventing injuries. Visualize success with a video guide featuring key swimming-specific exercises.
  • Module 6 is your blueprint for mastering training periodization, essential for crafting successful swim programs. Implement our planning template to bring structure and progress to your regimen.
  • Module 7refine your skills in assessing swim performance with practical screening tools, report examples, and insightful explanations.
  • Module 8 presents a collection of sample swim and gym programs, complemented by a video breakdown of essential swim drills to refine technique and efficiency.
  • Module 9addresses the pivotal topic of preventing overtraining and burnout in young swimmers, ensuring a healthy, sustainable approach to competitive swimming.

Assessments


Each module will have four multiple choice questions. Students will have unlimited attempts to answer these questions. A certificate of completion will be issued once all of the assessments have been completed.

Requirements


Previous experience working in the fitness/sporting environment is not required. However, if the learner is familiar with the basics of swimming, they will benefit more from the course.

Authors


Lezandre Wolmarans
Lezandre Wolmarans

Biokineticist

Lezandre is a senior consultant at the Sport Science Institute of South Africa and head of the swimming division.

 

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