The San Francisco Giants put the finishing touches on their hydrotherapy room just in time for the season. Baseball teams around the world use SwimEx pools and plunge tanks for conditioning and rehabilitation. Teams like the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, South Korea’s Doosan Bears, the New York Yankees and many more know the important benefits of hydrotherapy. Their Athletic Trainers understand how the power of water can [Read the Rest…]
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 [Read the Rest…]
During intense exercise muscles experience microtraumas or tiny tears within individual muscle fibers. When microtraumas occur they trigger an increase in cell activity which generates muscle fiber repair. Over a period of time and with repetition, this process helps strengthen muscles. Microtraumas however can also be the cause of inflammation and Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). The low water temperatures in cold water plunge tanks help minimize muscle inflammation. Used [Read the Rest…]
At the end of the 2014 season the New England Patriots renovated their facility at Gillette Stadium – and SwimEx was part of the plan. We built 2 custom 16′ long plunge tanks – one hot and one cold. The cold plunge tank was designed with only one side seat to make extra room for more players. The team used their existing 700T SwimEx pool. Every SwimEx pool is built [Read the Rest…]
By Lori Thein Brody and Paula Richley Geigle Injured Athletes Some form of rest is often the treatment recommendation for an injured athlete. The rest may be relative rest, in which the athlete reduces the intensity of training or activity, or it may be absolute rest, during which the athlete performs no activity. In either case, rest for an athlete can be problematic. The research of Coyle et al. (1986 [Read the Rest…]
Aquatic exercise isn’t just for swimming the butterfly, freestyle or side stroke any more. In fact, when you think outside of the box and go outside your exercise comfort zone, your swim strokes can become so much more. Incorporate your two great loves –bike riding in the outdoors and exercising in the water, and you’ve just developed the perfect weekly exercise plan. You can bike in a pool? Who knew? [Read the Rest…]
SwimEx just installed a new integrated Woodway Treadmill into the Ottawa Senator’s 500T SwimEx pool. Here are some of the pictures from their installation!
When Jacksonville Jaguars players need to soothe their muscles after a bruising NFL game, where do they go? Into a SwimEx plunge tank, of course. See the SwimEx tank at 1:02 in this 60 Minutes piece about the beautiful $3 million locker room built by new Jaguars owner Shad Khan. SwimEx. Go with the Flow.
Kasee Hildenbrand, Bruce E. Becker, Rebekah Whitcomb, and James P. Sanders Aquatic immersion has been reported to produce a significant number of physiological changes in blood pressure, heart rate variability (HRV), autonomic nervous system (ANS), and core temperature in young healthy subjects. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of water immersion in younger and older populations, determining whether there are age related differences for ANS regulation [Read the Rest…]
We had a great time Sponsoring the Amica Triathlon event in Newport, RI last Saturday! Congratulations to all the athletes for a great race!
Stoke City Premier Football Club in England just finished their installation of a SwimEx 700T therapy pool. They are the 3rd premier league to install a SwimEx pool and have won every match since! Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wonders are among this elite group to have a SwimEx therapy pool for their athletes. To learn more about Stoke City visit their official website, www.stokecityfc.com.
Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates, long-time SwimEx devotees, have purchased a new 600T SwimEx with a built-in treadmill for their Florida training facility. “We’ve had our SwimEx in Pittsburgh for about ten years,” says team trainer Erwin Valencia, M.E.D., P.T., A.T.C., C.S.C.S., P.E.S. “We chose SwimEx for our training facility in Florida for two reasons. Having one in Florida means we don’t have to send injured players back to Pittsburgh, [Read the Rest…]