Meet The Team

Despite the fact that coaches and swimmers recognize the importance of dryland training a lot of them are not putting the same effort into the design and implementation of the dryland training as they are in the pool. Too many times, it is not organized and each day just seems like a bunch of exercises just randomly thrown together. It is very important to have an effective and efficient training program prescribed and taught by individuals who understand the needs of a swimmer and the concepts of program design and periodization.

The importance of having a “training team” that you can trust and one that has been proven is priceless. It is essential to have a team that understands the importance of assuring that its training practices are in harmony with physiology and with the functioning of the body. IHPSWIM wants to welcome you to join our team of professionals so that we may help you make your athletic dreams a reality.

Thank you for taking an interest in IHPSWIM. Within our virtual walls we have included information that details all of who we are, what we do, and how we can help you in your athletic pursuit.

Please contact us if you have any questions or if we can assist you in any way. We are looking forward to seeing your face through our doors in the near future. Now it is time to meet the team that brings you IHPSWIM!

Grif Fig, BS, CSCS

Grif Fig is co – founder of IHPSWIM and also is the Director of Education at the Institute of Human Performance (IHP). He has been strength and conditioning coach at IHP for over 6 years and has worked with swimmers that are ranked tops in the world, nation and state. In addition to his experience as a strength and conditioning coach he has also been involved in competitive swimming for over 24 years. After swimming competitively for 14 years he then started his coaching career. Grif has 10 years of coaching experience and have been the head coach for Spanish River High School for the past 6 years.

Fig received his bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Florida Atlantic University. He is a member and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He also is a member and Level II certified through the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA). Grif also has his Club Coach certification through USA Weightlifting.

Grif has been published by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the American Swim Coaches Association. He has also lectured on several different topics related to strength training and swimming around the country. He has also done projects with Men’s Health magazine and other organizations.

JC Santana

JC Santana is also the co – founder of IHPSWIM and the founder of the Institute of Human Performance. He is recognized worldwide in the fitness industry as a dynamic speaker, sought-after consultant, and prolific author. For over 30 years Juan Carlos “JC” Santana has been raising the bar in the fitness industry.

Santana has been referred to as “the country’s leading practitioner of functional fitness” and personally trained and developed specific programs for all professional sports, youth fitness, fitness for the mature populations, and accelerated rehabilitation. His advanced understanding of bio-mechanics and conditioning have made him the go-to guy for those interested in reaching their optimal performance levels, from individuals, to professional sports teams, to fortune 500 companies. His consulting clients and endorsement hail from the full spectrum of government agencies, educational institutions, college and professional sports teams, equipment manufactures, and fitness facilities

Santana is currently the Founder and Director of IHP, his state-of-the-art training facility in Boca Raton, Florida. IHP has been recognized by several awards as one of the top training facilities in the world, and the country’s best “core-training” facility. Founded in 2000, IHP provides an unparalleled training environment for elite athletes including World Class Swimmers, World Class Tennis Champions, NFL and MLB players, World Champion Brazilian Jujitsu and mixed Martial Arts Fighters, numerous NCAA Division I teams, and hundreds of nationally ranked teen hopefuls from a broad cross-section of sports disciplines.


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