Use of Aquatics for Improving Linear Speed Mechanics

Use of Aquatics for Improving Linear Speed Mechanics


with Michael Johnson, Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, President and Founder of Michael Johnson Performance and Lance Walker,Director of Performance for Michael Johnson Performance

The participant will be introduced to general concepts of linear speed training, including acceleration and absolute speed mechanics. Participants will also learn how a coach, athletic trainer, physical therapist, or performance trainer can use the HydroWorx system as an additional effective training modality in teaching and improving elements of speed in athletes of all levels.

Attendees will Learn:

  • General concepts of linear speed training
  • Use of aquatic technology as a training modality
  • How to improve elements of speed in athletes


Lance Walker is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and a Registered Physical Therapist in the state of Texas. He previously served as Director of Performance Training at Integrated Athletic Development responsible for the training and/or physical rehabilitation needs of over 50 active professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, MLB, PGA, CBA, and CFL. Lance served three seasons as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Dallas Cowboys. Lance brings an extensive background in strength and conditioning and sports medicine at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. Prior to joining the Dallas Cowboys, Lance held performance trainer positions at the University of Oklahoma and the Casady School (OK), where he worked directly with athletes across many sports, including football, basketball, track, golf, gymnastics, and wrestling, among others. A 1993 graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Lance earned three varsity football letters and attained Academic All-Big 8 honors as a receiver. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oklahoma. A well-recognized authority in his field, Lance has contributed to over 10 professional publications in sport science and presented at over 15 national conferences.

Lindsey Anderson brings a wealth of strength and conditioning experience in working with youth and professional athletes. Prior to joining MJP, Lindsey served as Director of Sports Performance for Physiotherapy Associates, bridging the gap between physical therapy and performance. Lindsey was a Division I college athlete in track and field while attending Iowa State. She is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and has worked with a variety of athletes in helping them reach their performance goals.