Moving freely in the water is essential for swimming performance. Without range of motion, swimmers cannot execute their strokes optimally. Consistent yoga practice can improve swimmer mobility, help to lengthen muscle tissues and increase mobility while emphasizing stability at a level above traditional stretching. Mobile swimmers are also able to more effectively harness the positive impacts of strength training in their swimming.
Swimmer's Edge Yoga workouts are unique in keeping these swimming-specific mobility needs in mind. Shoulder, back, chest, hip and groin flexibility are primary focus areas for swimmers. We prioritize mobility in these muscle groups in our yoga sessions and also address the typical muscle tightness that results from heavy swim workouts. As a result, swimmers who practice purposeful yoga have an edge on flexibility and recovery that enhances their strength, improves their stroke efficacy and prevents injury.