Progression of Running Drills Using the Underwater Treadmill

Progression of Running Drills Using the Underwater Treadmill


Join Tony Testa, Director of Sports Medicine at Seton Hall University, for this live webcast as he reviews the use of aquatics for linear and change of direction running drills. During this webcast participants will learn the varied drills and progressions used at Seton Hall University for training speed and agility while running underwater. The presentation will progress from a general warm up in the ThermalPlunge pool to acceleration and change of direction drills in the 500 series therapy pool and then finish with a post training cool down in the PolarPlunge pool. It will also review how to vary speed and endurance days and progression through the cycle.

Attendees will learn:

  • Warm up exercises
  • Drills for general running mechanics
  • Linear speed training and coaching points of reference
  • Change of direction drills and coaching points of reference
  • Use of video analysis
  • Review training protocols

This 1 hour webcast will be broadcast live from the HydroWorx 500 Series pool at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. Live attendees will have the opportunity to try out the HydroWorx 500 Series pool, as well as the ThermalPlunge and PolarPlunge pools. Make sure you bring your bathing suit and towel.


Tony Testa joined the Seton Hall University athletics department in October of 2009 as Director of Sports Medicine. He coordinates and provides medical services for all student-athletes and works directly with the Men’s Basketball and Baseball teams.

Testa came to Seton Hall after a stint at Columbia University and Northeastern University, where he served as an assistant athletic trainer and St. Peter’s College, where he was the director of sports medicine and strength and conditioning.

A graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, Testa earned his master’s in sports administration from Temple in 2002 while working as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach. In addition, he has served as USA Weightlifting’s athletic trainer and as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall in the School of Health and Medical Sciences.