SwimMAC Team Elite is Back in the Water

After a couple of days following Nationals, Team Elite is already back in the water and training for 2012 Olympic Trials. After training hard for the first week, the team got a chance to change up their normal routines and hit the waters of Lake Norman for a different type of workout. Team Elite is fortunate to be partnered with Morningstar Marinas (www.morningstarmarinas.com) who allowed the use of a pontoon boat for the day’s activities. Different variations of paddleboarding, surfing and swimming got the team from one side of the lake to the other. It may not be conventional, but the workout got the job done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Article and pictures from SwimMAC Team Elite:

http://www.swimmaccarolina.org/teamelite-news.html

SwimMAC Carolina – Team Elite Has a Great Showing at Nationals

Photography by Peter Carney

Congrats to SwimMAC Team Elite for having a great showing at Nationals!

SwimMAC bringing home U.S. Open record, most ever medals from National Championship at Stanford.

(Charlotte, N.C.) Aug. 7, 2011 – SwimMAC Carolina is bringing home a U.S. Open record and a bevy of medals after five days of competition at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championship at Stanford University. Continue reading

Therapy Wall Squat Videos and Progressions

Therapy Wall Squat

In the first video we have a therapy wall squat where the athlete is going to set their feet a short distance away from the wall and arms will be a bit wider to start. The wider the feet, wider the arms and farther away from the wall, the easier it is.

The goal is to drop your butt to the floor without your knees internally or externally rotating and without your sternum dropping. At no point in time should they touch the wall. This exercise will bring out in-flexibilities in athletes. 

Streamline Position Therapy Wall Squat

In the second video we have a swimmer in our progression of the therapy wall squat, which is hands above the head in the streamline position. Again, the more narrow the feet and arms, the harder it is. We are looking for them to keep their sternum up and a big, broad chest while they sink all the way down.

This is just one of the many exercises involved in aXis.

SwimMac at Nationals

Records, Gold Medals, & Pan American Birth Highlight Final Night of National Championships

SwimMAC bringing home U.S. Open record, most ever medals from National Championship at Stanford

(Charlotte, N.C.) Aug. 7, 2011 – SwimMAC Carolina is bringing home a U.S. Open record and a bevy of medals after five days of competition at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championship at Stanford University.

Continue reading