Training and Conditioning

Training and Conditioning

Benefits


Coaches at every level of competition understand the virtues of SwimEx as a superior training machine. The pools provides a close-up view of a swimmer’s form from every conceivable angle – the front, side, back and even below the surface through underwater windows, underwater cameras, and monitors. Coaches can use the information to instruct, correct, and review their swimmers as they swim.

The SwimEx paddlewheel current is the strongest and most advanced swim-in-place current on the market.  It generates a pool-width wide wall of water that can run as deep as 30″ (76 cm). The pool circulates up to 25,000 gallons of water per minute. There are 99 adjustable speeds to challenge all ability levels. Competitive athletes, recreational swimmers, and triathletes around the world use SwimEx for the superior swimming experience.

The below chart lists swim speeds in the SwimEx 600 series pools.

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Water workouts are a superior form of exercise. There is minimal stress on joints and muscles and 15x more resistance than the same exercises on land. The is also minimal risk of joint injury.

SwimEx cold plunge pools are the perfect tool for post practice recovery.  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. Read more here.

This cold plunge pool at Troy University is a custom 35′ plunge pool. Read more about how ULL uses their custom cold plunge.

Custom Plunge Pools


There’s nothing worse for an athlete than being sidelined by an injury. Aquatic therapy is a way to rehab overused muscles using warm water. The weightlessness of water creates an ideal environment to stay conditioned during rehab. Athletes can continue to workout at an intense level without risking further damage or injury.  The properties of water: buoyancy, viscosity, and hydrostatic pressure are key factors in hydrotherapy success. Another important hydrotherapy tool for rehabilitation is a hot plunge pool. The warm water helps loosen muscles for better rehab and conditioning sessions.

The Chicago Cubs routinely use hydrotherapy to condition and rehabilitate their athletes. The Cubs hydrotherapy room includes a SwimEx 1000 T therapy pool, 2 hot plunge pools and 2 cold plunge pools.

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