It doesn’t matter what fitness regimen or sports one is into. Yoga can complement and help build on, protect, enhance, minimize injury and do so much more.
Recently, I actually got a pleasant surprise when Amy Hall, Managing Director and Assistant Coach of The Race Club emailed me. I checked out their website and found out that they began as far back as 2000 when 13 swimmers came together to train for the Sydney Olympic Games. Today, “the Race Club is focused on developing the most advanced swim camps in the world in one of the most beautiful places in the world; the Florida Keys“, it says in their History page. The Race Club’s mission is to train Olympic swimmers.
To my pleasant surprise, Amy sent me a link showing them doing yoga. The Race Club website further explains why they use yoga in their training program:
“The Race Club has been practicing yoga for swimmers during dryland training for years. Yoga can significantly increase core strength and flexibility while lengthening muscles, creating a more streamlined physique in swimming.”