The Science of Swimming | How to Use Your Core More Effectively


“We know that 90% of swimmers have shoulder pain at one time or another. What we’ve found is that swimmers who aren’t using their core muscles effectively often overcompensate with their shoulder muscles. It’s our job to help fix those faulty mechanics.”

As an athletic trainer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Julie Young works with a team of sports medicine specialists to decrease the number of injuries that occur in student-athletes. With a specific focus on swimming, Julie is trained to evaluate all swim strokes and provide swimming analysis designed to help athletes achieve their performance goals, reduce their risk for injury, and propel them to long-term athletic success and enjoyment.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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