YOUTH SWIMMERS, AGED 7–13 YEARS, ARE AN ATHLETIC POPULATION THAT CAN BENEFIT FROM A STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING (S&C) PROGRAM WHICH CATERS FOR THEIR DEVELOPMENTAL AND SPORTS-SPECIFIC NEEDS. THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES CONSIDERATIONS FOR S&C PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH SWIMMERS. PRACTICAL EXAMPLES OF EXERCISES, MOVEMENT SCREENS, AND PROGRAMS ARE PROVIDED.
Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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Frank J. Nugent is a strength and conditioning coach with the National Aquatic Centre Swimming Club, Dublin and a PhD candidate within the Physical Education and Sport Sciences department in the University of Limerick.
Thomas M. Comyns is a strength and conditioning coach and lecturer in the Physical Education and Sport Sciences department in the University of Limerick.
Giles D. Warrington is an exercise physiologist and senior lecturer in the Physical Education and Sport Sciences department in the University of Limerick.