- On-land training for Swimmers to establish proper posture, line, and balance
- Don't let shoulder injuries keep your swimmers out of action
- Learn the "posture, line and balance formula"
- Build freestyle technique from the inside out
- Gain a faster backstroke with balance and quick tempo
- View breaststroke demonstration by Olympian Tara Kirk
- A simple and detailed look at championship butterfly technique
- Generate explosive power in your push-offs
- Maximize start speed
- Maximize underwater swimming opportunities
with June Quick,
Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Pilates Instructor, and former Stanford Swimming consultant
In this video, June Quick shares this unique on-land program for swimmers inspired by the program in use by the successful Stanford Women's Swimming team. The goal is to assist a swimmer in establishing posture, line, and balance on land that can be transferred into the pool. Quick's program intertwines Pilates exercises to strengthen the core and shoulder girdle, yoga exercises to increase flexibility and lung capacity, and resisted stretching exercises to accommodate the use of the extremities while maintaining posture, line, and balance of the core. Quick begins this video with a brief anatomy review of the body core and shoulder muscle areas that the program targets: Areas crucial to swimmers in maintaining a proper posture, line, and balance in the water. She continues with the actual program starting with Pilates on the long roll, followed by Resisted Stretching, & finally some Yoga mixed in with Swim-specific Pilates exercises with a focus on upper and lower body core development, core and extremity flexibility, and shoulder girdle strength. The program is sure to teach swimmers how to move from "the inside/out"; all limb movement starts with the core first, a perfect complement to the concepts of posture, line, and balance that is the theme of Championship-Winning Swimming!
35 minutes. 2003.
with June Quick,
Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Pilates Instructor, & Stanford Swimming Consultant
Statistics show that up to 80% of swimmers will experience shoulder injury/problems (a.k.a. "swimmer's shoulder") at some time in their career. June Quick has worked with swimmers at all levels from age-groupers to Olympic Gold medallists and as a consultant with Stanford swimming for 15 years. Through her experience in the sport and in her profession, June has developed a complete system incorporating strength and flexibility exercises using surgical tubing, body weight, and a rope that work all areas of the shoulder while keeping a "core" connection. The goal is shoulder stabilization that will help a swimmer become/stay injury-free. Quick introduces this topic with a fundamental overview of shoulder anatomy enhanced with basic illustrations. Next, incorporating the use of surgical tubing, Quick explains and teaches five different shoulder strengthening exercises followed by several variations of Pilates exercises that use body position to strengthen the body core as well as stabilizing the shoulder. The final segment incorporates rope stretches. In all, 10 different active and/or resisted stretches are taught with instruction and demonstration.
35 minutes. 2003.
with Richard Quick,
former Auburn University Head Men's and Women's Swim Coach;
former Stanford University Head Women's Swimming Coach, 3X Olympic Coach, 12 NCAA Team Championships, 5X NCAA Coach of the Year
and Milt Nelms,
World-renowned coach, clinician, and artist/illustrator.
The Championship Winning Swimming Series with Richard Quick is built upon the principles of Posture, Line and Balance or "Inside/Out" (body core/extremities) philosophies pioneered by one of the world's leading stroke technicians, Bill Boomer. In this swimming DVD, Coach Quick and Milt Nelms present and expand upon the foundations of Posture, Line and Balance that they have successfully implemented at Stanford that apply to all phases of competitive swimming. Nelms starts this information-packed video with a classroom presentation enhanced with remarkable illustrations that clearly lay out the theories that justify teaching, coaching and swimming using the PL& B concepts. Next, Quick takes you on-deck where he explains concepts and demonstrates techniques for achieving proper body positions that can be transferred into the pool. Qu
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