"In my time working with athletes throughout school, and now in practice, I see that athletes and coaches in other sports are doing much more in the way of mobility compared to what I see in the swimming community; particularly at the club level. I know when I was swimming competitively we were not educated on what to do or why you would want to do it in the first place. My hope is that by educating the swimming community and giving you reasons for doing these exercises we can start to catch up to other sports in injury prevention and performance improvement through activities done outside of our competition arena. Our sport is transitioning to a much more “quality over quantity” training mindset and these drills can certainly improve the quality and efficiency of the athlete’s stroke."
"As a former swimmer, I wish that I was educated on these topics and see where they could have helped me avoid shoulder injuries and even help drop some time but that education just wasn’t there. I hope this SwiMobility Series can provide athletes and coaches with valuable tools to continue to progress our sport forward. If you’re a swimmer or coach in the Portland area and would like more information on topics like this, please feel free to stop by our facility in Lake Oswego and we can chat!"