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Dry-land swim training during COVID-19 closures

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a pool in their backyard to swim in, or open water nearby to train in. In the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic closures to almost all the swimming pools and gym facilities in North America, now is the time to dust off those old stretch-cordz (or order a set if you don’t have any) and work on your swim technique through dry-land training.

Last night I put together a hastily-made video for my own athletes to give a brief description of the cords and how to use them. Don’t mind the afro and tights, it was just after a run.

You can use some of these techniques with your dry-land sets.

I hope you get even a little bit of enjoyment from this video. Good luck in these challenging times, stay safe out there and don’t touch your face! If you are really struggling with things and feel like you’re losing your grasp, reach out to someone in your support network to chat. We’re going to get through this, and we will be even better on the other side.