Sabir Muhammad demonstrates exercises used at the Race Club to increase core strength. Core strength exercise is the foundation to having a strong and lean shape for swimming fast. Gary Hall Sr. describes these exercises and how they increase strength and speed in the pool. These exercises will help you swim fast and give you great swim workout ideas. Dryland exercises we have developed in strength training programs over the years are swim specific. Outside of the pool, we only want to do exercises that will help us swim faster. Finding the right exercises for each individual swimmer is always a work in progress.