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dc.contributor.authorAmbs, Alexandrea
dc.description1 Broadside. Original created in Microsoft PowerPoint. 48"W x 36"Hen_US
dc.description.abstractMany sports require high levels of strength and power to be successful in competition. Competitive swimming is no exception to this trend. Although swimming is a very endurance-based sport, weight training promotes strength, speed and power gains to the muscles that are used in the water (Maglischo, 2002). Weightlifting also provides many other adaptations for the body, including: reduced rates of injury, neuromuscular adaptations, and muscle fiber growth (hypertrophy). Differing from other sports, swimming lacks a ground reaction force. This constant suspension in water makes swimmers more susceptible to certain injuries that stem from poor posture and weak core strength. Therefore, in addition to the strength gains desired from normal strength and condition programs, these predispositions to injury were accounted for in the athlete’s programming by incorporating preventative therapy exercises.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Biology. Diebold Symposium, 2018en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Diebold Symposium Presentation Collectionen
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.en
dc.titleDeveloping a Strength and Conditioning Program for a DIII Swim Teamen_US

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    Poster and oral presentations by senior biology majors that include the results of their Senior Integrated Projects (SIPs) at the Diebold Symposium. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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