It is essential that our athletes make the correct nutrition choices to maximise their ability to train and perform. We believe in a two-fold approach which equips them with the knowledge of knowing what to eat and when to eat it, combined with the skills required to effectively prepare food which they enjoy. This is supported by our work with the Sport Ireland Institute and Sports Institute of Northern Ireland.
Ensuring the appropriate training is prescribed to our athletes is a vital part of maximising the performance potential of our nation and it is key that we use physiological methods to achieve visibility of individual athlete training response and stress balance (TSB).
Performance at the highest level of our sport is determined by a complex combination of mental and physical factors and the mind-set of the athlete is of huge importance both in training and competition.
Our belief is that in order to achieve sporting success,any athlete needs to effectively manage all aspects of their life. Providing formal support in this area is vital.
Utilising any opportunity to achieve insight into swimming and diving performance is vital and the Swim Ireland Performance Analysis System aims to use innovative in-arena filming and analysis techniques to support technical and in-competition improvements in our top athletes.
Strength & Conditioning
It is essential when competing at the highest level in the 21st century world of swimming & diving that a well-designed program of physical training is delivered to our best performance and performance pathway athletes.
Performance Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy
The provision of proactive physiotherapy support is an essential part of the performance puzzle, in conjunction with the sometimes-necessary reactive treatment. It is vital that practitioners with such expertise in this area are engaged as proactive members of the support services team. The physiotherapy practitioner should work alongside both the swimming/diving coach and the S&C coach in addressing athlete physical limitations and/or weaknesses which both contribute to time loss from training and inhibit peak performance.