Pilates for Swimmers

Pilates for swimmers is essential for ensuring a strong central base for power production and propulsion through the water. Pilates is an exercise regime focusing on developing a strong central base through a range of controlled and challenging movements.

Unwater view of a man swimming in an Olympic pool.

How it works

A swimmers training often consists of swimming lengths of different strokes to increase strength and endurance of the global muscles – but what about the stability muscles?

Pilates works by exercising the body’s support system (the stability muscles) to enhance control and fluency of movement. The deep core muscles are challenged and strengthened to build a strong central base for greater power production.

Increased strength of stability muscles also improves postural alignment for swimmers, ensuring less strain on the neck and a greater streamlined position with every stroke. Pilates also heightens mind body awareness leading to a faster steadier pace.

Pilates combined with swimming leads to an overall stronger performance to ensure you are achieving your greatest potential.

Benefits of Pilates for Swimmers

There are many benefits which swimmers can gain from Pilates

Benefits of Physiolates include:

  • Gaining your maximum potential in swimming
  • Stronger stability muscles
  • Increased momentum and propulsion through the water
  • Increased power production from the core
  • Greater control of movement
  • Increased pace and speed
  • Awakened connection between mind and body
  • Reduced risk of injury
  • Faster recovery post injury

See how Physiolates can help you and your Sports Club

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