The ASCA Strength and Conditioning
Certification Workshop

September 10th 3:00-8:00p.m.


Led by Coach Charlie Hoolihan


Participants in the World Clinic will be offered the 5-hour ASCA Swimming Strength and Conditioning Specialist (SSCS) live workshop, a hands-on experience consisting of strength, stability, and injury resilience exercises. The workshop helps provide a clear understanding of how these exercises relate to swimming performance and enable the transfer of training from gym to pool.

Session 1: Conduit (core) development exercises to develop a stable and dynamic swimming platform. Band, suspension trainer, kettlebell, and medicine ball exercises will be covered with a special focus on the context of swimming.

Session 2: Foundations of strength and explosive power exercises. Keys and cues for the development of the proper techniques for strength and explosive exercises like squats, deadlifts, kettlebell swings, and several upper body exercises.

Session 3: Application of strength and explosive power plus injury resilience development through strength. A live session at a strength training facility to follow up on principles covered in session 2 plus techniques and strategies to develop strong and injury resilient swimmers especially during the championship taper period. This stand-alone workshop accompanies the online 12-hour SSCS full certification course.

About the Instructor

Charlie Hoolihan

With over 35 years of experience, Charlie helps individuals maximize their strength and conditioning potential in a wide variety of training situations regardless of age, ability, or physical limitations. His client base has ranged from stroke survivors to athletes who have gone on to collegiate football, soccer, track and field, baseball, swimming, and golf. Charlie is not only a multifaceted trainer but a well creditable one too. Since 2005, he has presented a wide variety of topics for five national fitness and athletic training organizations and written numerous articles for three different national fitness trade journals. He has presented more than 12 strength training sessions for ASCA since 2010. He holds certifications with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine, TRX training and sports medicine, Trigger-point therapy, and BioForce HRV Prior to his health and fitness career, Charlie was an accomplished swimming coach working with all age groups from beginner eight and unders to collegiate and nationally ranked swimmers. He attributes much of his coaching success to an extensive strength and conditioning program developed throughout his coaching career.