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Pools all closed? Pro Laurel Wassner shares a great "swim" workout you can do at home with a set of stretch cords.

By Laurel Wassner (triathlete.com)

Every Friday we feature a new swim workout that you can take to the pool! Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus pandemic, most pools are closed and many of us are left to try to hold onto some form of swim fitness without stepping foot in the water. Thankfully, there are some alternatives that can help you hold onto your fitness and maybe even make you an overall stronger swimmer. During this time, we’ll be using our Weekend Swim Workout column to bring you some creative ways to not let your swim totally take a backseat. First up, professional triathlete and coach Laurel Wasser is sharing dry land swim exercises you can...

do with stretch cords. You can buy them at almost any sporting good stores. You’re looking for something like this or this. You want them to be stretchy and not too tight.

Wassner mentions it in the video, but it’s worth reiterating. Don’t think of these movements as weight training. The movements and pace are different. These exercises mimic both the strength and cardio needed to become a better swimmer. See a list of the exercises below and then watch Wassner demonstrate each movement in the video at the bottom. READ MORE

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