Maximum #strength and #speed strength are 2 major factors that determine a swimmer’s performance, including swim start and turn performance, which directly impacts overall swim #sprint performance.
The results of a study demonstrated that maximum strength of the upper and lower limbs and jump height were strongly related to sprint swim performance. Therefore, maximum strength in squat and bench press should be included in strength tests, and that swimmers should incorporate lower- and upper-body strength and #power training into their training schedule.
Research shows that 6 weeks of a complementary dry-land (strength) training may lead to improvements in swimming performance.
A minimum 4-week adaptation period is mandatory to achieve beneficial transfer for aquatic performance. Additional benefits may occur if coaches plan the dry-land strength and conditioning training focusing on #explosiveness.

Guest Article, Dietician Shwetha Bhatia