Sports Teams Use SwimEx for a very good reason, and here’s why.April 13th, 2015
What do the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Lakers, Montreal Canadiens and Green Bay Packers have in common? They all use SwimEx pools and plunge tanks.
These teams, along with 130 professional and collegiate organizations believe SwimEx is important for training and rehabilitating their elite athletes. Terry Francoina insisted on a SwimEx when he managed the Red Sox and thought it was so beneficial to the team the Cleveland Indians now have one!
“We put the athletes into the pool before they’re able to do any other exercises. Even if they’re on crutches, we can get them into the pool and get them moving and exercising, which speeds up their recovery,” said Graham Rynbend, head athletic trainer for the Montreal Canadiens. The team’s SwimEx 900T is equipped with an integrated treadmill and used daily to treat injured players during the hockey season. “The SwimEx is by far the most important therapy modality that we’ve added.”
With an overall water depth of 66″, the 900T features a floor insert and a second water level. Therapy patients can utilize either the shallow rehab station or the deep well for various protocols. The optional integrated treadmill gives athletes the ability to run against SwimEx’s “wall of water” without bearing their full weight.
Ed Lacerte, head athletic trainer of the Boston Celtics, said the deep well and workstations in their team’s SwimEx 700T provide an effective mix of therapeutic options for recovering athletes.
“Our deep water well is particularly important to us. It allows for a totally non-weight-bearing environment. Utilizing the pool’s multiple water depths and various workstations, athletes of different sizes and heights, in all stages of injury recovery, can run, swim, or complete prescribed therapeutic exercise programs against the current,” Ed said.
The 1000s of athletes who use SwimEx pools and plunge tanks are different in many ways, but they do have at least one thing in common: their ability to use SwimEx products to get back on the field fast!