P.O. Box 35322 Houston TX 77235

Learning Objectives:

Tentative Schedule:

1. Describe why water-based training is essential for the injured and healthy collegiate, elite and professional athlete. Be able to identify and locate supportive research to strengthen your case (lecture).

2. Design a mock seasonal training schedule incorporating aquatics into the following: (a) during-the-week training; (b) post-injury; (c) immediately after games/ races/events; (d) for active recovery (lecture)

3. Describe the optimum pool temperatures and depths necessary for the following: (a) during-the-week training; (b) post-injury; (c) immediately after games/races/events; (d) for active recovery (lecture)

4. Using specific examples of exercises, describe how to maximize at least three hydrodynamic principles while effectively training in the water. Describe 1-2 errors made by coaches/ trainers/ therapists who use equipment for athletic training or rehab (lecture).

5. Craft a shallow- and deep- water workout tailored specifically for at least 1 of the following:

Football or soccer player
Volleyball or basketball player (lecture)

6. Using specific examples of exercises, describe how to maximize at least three hydrodynamic principles while effectively rehabilitating from an athletic injury in the water:

Post stress fracture of weight-bearing bone
Post surgical repair of LE cartilage, ligament, capsule or muscle
Post surgical repair of UE cartilage, ligament, capsule or muscle

7. With a partner, design and implement a 15-minute aquatic training plan (including equipment selection) designed to improve 1-2 of the following skills:

Strength and ROM
Speed and explosive power
Cardiorespiratory endurance
Sport-specific skill (stride length, vertical acceleration, etc.)

* All split payment obligations should be paid in full by March 9, 2016.  Initial split payment reserves your seat for the event. If second payment is not received, initial payment will be forfeited.

Host Facility:

Homewood Suites by Hilton Irving - DFW Airport
7800 Dulles Drive
Dallas, TX  75063

(972) 929-2202

Rooms may still be available at a discounted rate of only $94 / night

Aquatic Training Options for the Collegiate, Professional & Elite Athlete

Cancellation Policy:

This class is designed to teach the therapist, trainer, coach and athlete how to capitalize on both deep and shallow water. Includes samples of hard-core aquatic training regimes for the uninjured athlete, active recovery drills, and post-injury rehab protocols. Appropriate for therapists and trainers working with individual sport athletes (such as triathletes or marathoners) and those working with team sports (such as football or volleyball). Includes instruction in the following hands-on aquatic techniques: shallow water plyometrics, deep and shallow running drills, agility drills, vertical acceleration training, edema control and management, and more.

Only a few weeks left to register!

This class is being hosted by Pisces Aquatic Services, an ATU affiliate. Due to unforeseen circumstances, schedules, instructors and/or meals may need to be changed without notice. Cancellation date is March 9, 2016. Pisces Aquatic Services will refund 100% of fee for registrants who cancel before this date. Fee is non-refundable for registrants who cancel after this date. Students may transfer their registration to another co-worker or colleague by notifying Pisces Aquatic Services in advance. In the event that the class is cancelled by Pisces Aquatic Services, a full refund will be issued.


8:00-10:00 - Lecture

10:00-10:15 – Energy Break

10:15-12:00 - Lecture and Land Lab

12:00-1:00 - Change and eat lunch

1:00-3:30 - Pool Lab

3:30-3:45 - Energy Break

3:45-6:15 - Pool Lab

6:15-6:30 - Wrap-up and discussion

Hrs: 9.0


8:00-10:00 - Lecture

10:00-10:15 - Energy Break

10:15-11:15 - Lecture and Land Lab

11:15-11:45 - Lunch

11:45-1:45 - Pool lab

1:45-2:00 – Energy Break

2:00-3:45 – Pool lab

3:45-4:00 - Wrap-up and discussion

Hrs: 7.0

April -  2016

Location:               Dallas, TX

Dates:                    April 9 - 10, 2016

Instructor:            Lisa Illg, PT, Aq

Credits:                 16.0 hrs (21 CCUs through FSBPT)

ATU Course #:      SS871 (Intermediate)

Cost:                       $595