Parisi Speed School and the EDGE Swim Club have been partnering together for nearly a decade to provide unparalleled quality of dryland workouts for our swimmers. Parisi is recognized as the country’s premier athletic performance enhancement organization for training youth and adolescent athletes.  USA Swimming strongly encourages all swim clubs to promote and instruct their swimmers to be coordinated athletes with body awareness and control, especially as they develop from ages 8 to 14. Parisi dominates this realm. For more information on Parisi at the EDGE, click here.

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Parisi Speed School Jump Start Program

EDGE swimmers in our Bronze level receive a 10% discount from their swim team fees for participating in the Parisi Jump Start Program during either our Short Course, Summer Pre-Season, or Long Course programs. Here are some highlights about the dryland program:

  • Jump Start is a developmental program for seven, eight, and nine-year-olds. The focus of each session is to help young athletes enhance coordination, improve relative body strength, increase speed, and agility while working in a fun, structured environment
  • The Jump Start program is offered Monday through Thursday from 6:00-7:00 PM, Friday nights at 5:00 PM, and Saturdays from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Athletes have the option to attend any of the training sessions throughout the week with no minimum requirement of attendance. Jump Start athletes typically attend 1-3 times per week, but have the option to attend more as they desire
  • For our Preparation and Pewter levels, we encourage multi-sport/activity participation. We encourage and recommend Parisi as a great option on your days off from swimming!

Parisi Speed School's Total Performance Program Model

PARISI is the Silver level's scheduled dryland program and is included in the cost of the program. The class will utilize methods and elements from all of Parisi's Total Performance models; linear speed, change of direction, and total body strength. Parisi Performance Coaches take an extra careful approach to practice shoulder injury prevention with rotator cuff and scapular stabilization exercises and core stabilization exercises that are important for swimmers. The Silver level dryland with Parisi aims to create well rounded and technically sound athletes.

Parisi Speed School's Total Performance Program Model

Parisi is the Gold level's scheduled dryland program and is included in the cost of the program. The class will follow Parisi's Total Performance model of total body strength with an added emphasis on rotator cuff and scapular strengthening and stabilization. The Gold level dryland with Parisi aims to create the strongest swimmers.

The Peak90 program for the Gold I level is a hybrid model of dryland that focuses on power, speed, and strength training under the direct supervision of Parisi's Performance Staff. It is a highly individualized group program in order to mitigate weaknesses and improve strengths. Gold I swimmers are strongly encouraged to participate in this program.