Allan E Williams -
FLA Aquatics - Site Director - Senior Coach -
The Institute of Human Performance (IHP) and Grif Fig has played an active and critical role in developing and conducting the dryland strength program for the swimmers that I have worked with in the Boca Raton area dating back from 2000. As a competitive swim coach who deals primarily with 18 year olds and younger, I was skeptical at first about the benefits of what the IHPSWIM had to offer. Over the course of time I have found out the opposite, I have found that what IHPSWIM has done for our swimmers development has been outstanding and even irreplaceable.
During the past 10 years Grif Fig and the Institute of Human Performance have played a direct role in the achievements of the swimmers that would go on to compete at local Championship swim meets, USA Swimming National Championships, FINA International swim meets & the USA Swimming Olympic Trials! Without the contribution that Grif makes to the overall conditioning of these swimmers there is no doubt in my mind that their success would not have been so great.
The program is excellently crafted and well executed allowing the athletes to develop strength, flexibility and increase endurance all while allowing swimmers to progress at their own personal rate and limit the risk of injury. The program is challenging to its participants while being fun! The kids ENJOY it which is always important.
Grif Fig is an extremely knowledgeable, energetic and passionate person. While not on the pool deck daily with the swimmers, he is considered a coaching member on our staff and the swimmers have no hesitation in going to Grif with swimming related questions.
Any and all swim programs of multiple levels will benefit from what IHPSWIM/Grif Fig has to offer! I highly recommend The Institute of Human Performance and Grif Fig to all serious athletes!