Strength & Conditioning Workshop for Swimmers

The Swimming Section Committee is pleased to organised this workshop for all Swimming Section members. For anyone who swims, whether for leisure or competitively, learning how your body works and what you can do to make it stronger and more effective is always helpful.

Our speaker, Dr. Victor S Selvanayagam completed his first degree in Sports Science and Master’s degree in Medical Science (Exercise Physiology) at the University of Malaya (UM). He received his PhD from The University of Queensland in the area of Neuroscience where he focused on identifying early neural responses to strength training.

His main research focuses on the contribution of the nervous system to strength gains by incorporating well-explored motor learning paradigms to strength training. Victor, who is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist (CSCS), is currently a Senior Lecturer with the Sports Centre, University of Malaya and teaches courses such as Exercise Physiology and Exercise Testing and Prescription in the Health Sciences.

He is a member of the Society of Neuroscience and President of the Malaysian Strength and Conditioning Association (MSCA).  Together with MSCA and Sports Centre, Victor has been advocating the importance of Physical Conditioning for everyone.

Among the exciting seminar topics covered in 2017 include Physical Conditioning for Children: Impact on Development and Performance, Physical Conditioning for Older Persons: Challenging the Neuromuscular System and Applying Research Findings into Soccers Conditioning.

As an athlete, he was the captain of the National Junior athletics team and currently competes at the Masters level. Victor also plays a supervisorial role in research areas such as fatigue, muscle damage and strength training, all focusing on the contribution of the central nervous system.

Please sign up for this event using the form below. Registration ends on the 28th of November 2017, 12pm.

 

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Basic Stretching for Swimmers

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Sam Kan – our speaker.

Mini Theatre, Level 4 Tower Block
1 April 2017 – 9am to 5pm

DO YOU EVER FEEL STIFF OR SUFFER FROM MUSCLE ACHES AFTER SWIMMING? Is your training heavy, repetitive, one-sided, or is it light? Do you also work out in the gym regularly? Then this is the workshop for you! Learn how to identify the areas of discomfort in your body and prevent injuries that may disrupt your training regimen.

HOW CAN YOU DO THAT? You need to start by stretching your muscles in a safe manner. When you exercise intensively, your muscles develop tightness and become shortened. By stretching a shortened muscle, you can change the way you move. Your body can then work in a more efficient way and you feel less fatigue, which results in lesser risk of injury. By identifying the key muscles to stretch, your body can be optimally balanced for training and competition.

To register for this event, please go below to our Google Form – closing date for registration 15 March 2017 – limit to Swimming Section members, 30 persons. If you register, but fail to turn up your account will be charged RM30.

Agenda
1. ACHES AND PAINS
• What are shortened muscles and lengthened muscles ?
• What is the physiology behind pain ?
2. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
• What are the key muscle groups used in swimming ?
• How does stretching help to release tension ?
3. PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION
• Useful stretching techniques for spine, shoulder, upper & lower extremities
• Understanding postural alignment and correction
4. QUESTION & ANSWER

Speaker
Sam Kan has over 20 years of clinical experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in hospital and outpatient private practices in Singapore. He was previously the resident physiotherapist for Singapore’s National Water Polo team and also worked with the National Swimming team during international competitions. Sam has extensive experience treating and preventing chronic pain and has a deep interest in how the mental and emotional health of a person can affect their physical state.
He is currently the Clinical Director of Bodyworks Studio, a physiotherapy practice in Singapore. His practice emphasises the mind/body connection and how lifestyles and beliefs can have a profound impact on the body. Sam believes in an integrated approach to treating pain and has dedicated his years of clinical practice to empowering people to take charge of their own wellbeing. Sam is well known for presenting workshops in a simple, fun and practical manner.