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Competitive swimmers train to improve performance by frequently swimming at various intensities and distances. Sometimes, situations change and athletes need to look outside the pool for training options. Land based training offers benefits to performance in addition to those gained from swimming alone, particularly strength training. 


Coaches talk Land Based Training

Luke Bell (Triathlon Victoria), Brenton Ford (Effortless Swimming), Andre Obradovic (Which Path Coaching) and Simon Knowles (Jarasport) discuss training ideas, in particular dry land swimming, and how to train correctly to avoid injury. Muscle activation and correct techniques are highlighted with several visual training drills provided by each coach.

Training drills with Andre Obradovic

Andre Obradovic is a Melbourne based coach and works with clients and organisations to achieve optimum performance. Visual training drills provided below to demonstrate techniques discussed.

Training drills with Brent Ford

When triathletes want to get faster in the water it’s not often a matter of training harder. Fitness can only take a person so far in swimming. The most effective way to increase speed and endurance is by improving your technique. Visual training drills provided below to demonstrate techniques discussed.

Training drills with Simon Knowles

Jarasport provides personal training squads throughout Melbourne in swimming, running and cycling. Visual training drills provided to demonstrate techniques discussed.


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