Having a good dryland training program in your swimming workouts will work towards an increase in flexibility and improvement in strength especially in the smaller muscles that help achieve a more streamline shape in the water. At the Race Club, we pride ourselves on our focus and dedication to improving flexibility and encourage our swimmers to visualize the exercise they do on land as if they were in the pool. Understanding how these stretches improve your own swimming is the foundation necessary to dedicate more of your attention, focus and effort to dryland training. This video focuses on resistance stretching, dynamic stretching and external hip rotation stretching. See how each exercise directly affects the speed and performance in the pool or open water.
Related Aqua Notes: Read Stretching Exercises by Gary Hall Sr.