Aquatic Training for Healthy Athletes

Aquatic Training for Healthy Athletes


Presented By: Timothy DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers

Do not limit yourself to utilizing the dynamic properties of water strictly for rehab purposes! Learn to elevate your healthy athletes’ training and recovery to a new level by taking the workout to the pool. Sometimes you need something different to throw at your athletes so they don’t get bored, stale or hit a plateau. The key is to do this without sacrificing the high performance training that they need to excel in their sport. Hydrotherapy can be the missing piece to the training and recovery puzzle. Check out this webinar to see exactly how!

Attendees of this webinar will learn:

  • The properties of water that benefit healthy athletes
  • How to use aquatics for injury prevention
  • How to prepare athletes for an aquatic workout
  • How to use the water to avoid over-training
  • How to make aquatic workouts sport-specific
  • Examples of research that indicate the benefits of water vs. land workouts


Timothy DiFrancesco graduated from Endicott College in 2003 with his Bachelor’s degree in Science/Athletic Training. He then went on to the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006. In 2007, DiFrancesco co-founded TD Athletes Edge, LLC, which offers a systematic, results-driven approach to performance training and rehabilitation. He spent two seasons as the Head Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA-Developmental League from 2009 to 2011. In December of 2011 he was named the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. DiFrancesco enjoys helping athletes of all levels connect movement, training and nutrition with results!