Tag Archives: Swim

Endless Swimming at the Endurance Athlete Center

Guest post by Dominic Latella, Swim Coach, The Endurance Athlete Center

As a swim coach for the past 10 years, and having been a competitive swimmer throughout high school and college, I’m always looking for new and better ways to instruct stroke development and move forward with physical therapy. Having been through surgery on both of my shoulders, and working one on one with swimmers in the Paralympic Military Program, I know that learning the proper body positioning and stroke techniques are vital to swimmers of all levels and ages. This is the main reason why I am so excited to be able to bring SwimBox to the EAC. SwimBox combines the expertise of trained swim instructors with the technology of an endless pool to bring you the newest and most efficient way to develop proper stroke technique, increased efficiency, and recover from injuries.

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Inspiration of the Month: Kevin Takeguchi (Guest post from the Endurance Athlete Center)

Guest post by Kristin Sykes, DPT, The Endurance Athlete Center

This month we are throwing the spotlight on Kevin Takeguchi. Kevin is a member of Team Z , a local triathlon team that was started by Ed Zerkle. What makes Kevin unique is he competes in triathlons even though he has lost the ability to see. He has had multiple brain surgeries that left him with impaired vision. This hasn’t stopped him! Through the encouragement of friends and family he returned to competing and has completed Nations triathlon six years in a row! Now, you may ask how he does this. For the swim and run he is linked to a partner via rope to keep him on track and the bike is completed on a tandem. This is not without mishaps, Kevin tells a story of accidentally running into a man while training at a local track. Initially the man was going to pick a fight until he explained why he’d not seen him. Triathlons require a great level of dedication and perseverance to complete but with impaired vision, it’s taken to a whole other level. Team Z has provided him the environment in which to thrive, with comradery and support that Kevin needs to continue competing.
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The week of January 19 in Team Z

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What a crazy sick turnout we had for everything this weekend. We had massive crowds at both the Swim injury Prevention clinic and Advanced Heart Rate Clinic. There were close to 20 Zers who stayed for the Ultra Swim Info Session. And our New Z coordinator, Gabby Peterson, was blown away by the great attendance at the New Zers Brunch. We even had close to 30 Zers show up in the pouring rain this morning to run. However, I would have to say I was stunned to hear that there were 40 Zers at the Saturday Haymarket ride, including 5 new Zers!!

A huge thanks to all of you for the tremendous showing this weekend. You guys are Badass. Now no resting on your laurels. We have work to do! We have a full complement of workouts this week. We have our first red nose run of the winter season next Sunday (More details to follow). Let’s keep the momentum going!


In this email:


Important Announcements and Reminders for this week

Overview of events and activities for this week

Look ahead for the Weekend Events
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New for 2015 – Injury Prevention and Technique clinics

This message is from Kerri Kramer Webb who is a Zer, Physical Therapist and owner of the Endurance Athlete Center. Below is a description of all the latest and greatest injury prevention clinics that are being offered for 2015.  All these clinics will offer good and practical ways for you to avoid injury and maybe even become more efficient and healthier triathletes!  How cool is that? Very cool! The dates for these clinics are on the weekend workout location file found here

Hi Zers,

This year I will be offering something completely new- An injury prevention seminar series. If you have been to the original, I have a ton more information for you broken down into 4 different topics. Each seminar will be offered twice a year and I will be bringing in other expert guest speakers. Here are the details:

Seminar #1: Work Ergonomics & Lifestyle Habits: Non-Triathlon Factors that set you up for Injury in Sport THIS SUNDAY!!!!!

Most triathlete injuries are blamed on repetitive motions of swim, bike, and run. This eye opening seminar will demonstrate how postures and actions in your everyday life have an absolute correlation to your performance in triathlon. Learn how to prevent injury with tips on workstation ergonomics, proper body alignment, and the influence of rest/stress to allow for recovery.


Seminar #2: :     Swimming Injury Prevention & Proper Form

Swimming requires a fine balance between strength, mobility, and proper technique. Discover if you have specific weaknesses and inflexibilities that are crucial to injury prevention & performance. Our guest speaker & swim coach, Dominic Latella, will take you through proper mechanics so that you will be ready to swim better & faster by your next swim practice.


 Seminar #3: :       Cycling Injury Prevention, Technique & Fit

No triathlete should have pain on the bike. The majority of training is spent cycling, and all problems can be solved with the combination of specific flexibility and strength, proper cycling technique and a really great bike fit. Certified Retul fit Specialist, Andy Cicero, and physical therapist Kerri Kramer come together to bring you a complete solution to improve speed on the bike and prevent injuries. Be prepared to crush your next race after this clinic.


 Seminar #4:    Running Injury Prevention & Advanced Mechanics

80% of all triathlon injuries are running-related. This no miss clinic includes partner testing to discover specific strength and flexibility deficits that will inevitably lead to breakdown in running. The EAC physical therapy team will teach you advanced running mechanics and drills to solve your running flaws. Run away from this clinic faster, stronger, and injury free.


Hope to see you there! Happy Training.

Kerri Kramer Webb

Owner, Endurance Athlete Center