Injury Prevention For Swimmers
No one likes injuries, and if you've ever suffered from one previously, you'll be keen to learn a thing or two about avoiding them in the future. Endurance athletes specifically endure high training loads and perform repetitive movements in their choice of sport. This combination of traits in conjunction with often neglected strength training, exposes the athlete to a higher risk of injury. Our subject matter experts will dissect what it is to prevent injury and leave you with skills that you can easily implement into your training. As a result, these Skillboosters will enable you to understand the purpose behind intentional injury prevention, and measures to take in order to achieve this - a skill that you could directly implement into your practice or coaching spaces.
Biokineticist and Swimming Coach
Ciara Botha is a Biokineticist in the High Performance Centre at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa where she completed her internship and has been working for 3 years since. She is a is involved with pool and strength based coaching of the swimmers of the SSISA Swimming club and runs a triathlon training programme. She also works with a variety of athletes in prehab, rehab and strength and conditioning, specifically swimmers, triathletes, and various individual and team sports athletes. Ciara has a passion for working with young athletes who are building up and starting their careers, and enjoys guiding them through their strength training and ensuring they are constantly learning about their bodies and enjoying their sport. She has also been involved in lecturing different groups of sports science students on various training related topics (periodisation, return-to-play and programming).