Empowering Athletes Elite, customized training delivered to the palm of your hand

Empowering Athletes

Swim your fastest. Powered by BridgeAthletic, designed and implemented by Nick Folker – our fully customized Stroke Group and Distance Specific training programs will take you and your team to the next level.

Elite Tested

Elite Tested

Our program has been hardened by thousands of Olympic, NCAA, Age Group and Masters swimmers who have won 22 Olympic Medals, and over 170 team and individual NCAA Championships.

Data Tracking

Custom Tailored

Powered by our proprietary BridgeTracker technology platform, we work with each team and individual to build the perfect program based on the competition schedule, and individual strengths-weaknesses of each athlete.

Leaderboards and Rankings

Leaderboards and Rankings

Drive competition in training and see how you stack up. Our leaderboards allow teams to host strength, flexibility and swimming test data in real time. No more clip boards, no more excel.

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All about the program

About us

At Bridge, we are all athletes and coaches first. As athletes, our team has experienced everything from riding the pine on JV, to winning NCAA championships, to competing in the Olympic Games. As coaches, we have helped countless athletes reach their full potential, winning everything from age group section championships to Olympic Gold Medals. In our line of work, every day is a blast as we work to create a product that we wish we had when we competed. Smartphones have changed the way we live our lives by placing a powerful tool in our pockets. Among other things, this tool has changed the way we navigate, changed the way we communicate and changed the way we transact. At Bridge we are now using this tool to change the way athletes train.

Democratizing Fitness

Our tools empower you and your team to train like the pros

We believe in every athlete

Blog Posts

Kinesiology Tape and its Impact on Athletic Performance, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

If you are involved with athletics, you have seen it. The strips of brightly colored tape running along an athlete’s IT band or manipulated to surround the shoulder of a swimmer. There is no ignoring these neon colored additions to an athletes’ wardrobe. I have never been in need of these brightly colored strips, more.


The Importance of Inter-set Rest in Strength Gains

Strength training is shown to provide many benefits for elite athletes including, but not limited to: increased muscle endurance, hypertrophy and increased muscular strength. The specifics of a strength program are extremely important to monitor. In addition to the already well researched and stressed details of repetition numbers and weight load, rest intervals can help.


How to use your Lactate Threshold to your Advantage in Training

Throughout my collegiate swim career my coaches and trainers would often bring up the concept of “Lactate Threshold”. I would nod my head having an idea of what they were referring to, but didn’t fully understand the physiology behind this concept. After taking an Exercise Physiology class my 5th year at UC Berkeley, I finally.


Nick’s Video Series – March Wrap-Up

Bridge coaches and athletes, it is great to have you back. This week is our last episode of the Collegiate Championship Series where we highlighted swimming and diving, and basketball content. In this video we are going to focus on four exercises aimed at improving performance during this vital stretch of the season. The Cat/Dog.


Which Sports Drink is best for Athletes?

Lemon-lime, Fruit punch, Cool Blue, Pomegranate-Berry, Grape- the list goes on. Today, sports drinks come in endless flavors, dozens of brands and various sizes-making it a task choosing which one. The sports drink industry continues to grow, providing many different options for the elite athlete. From the low or zero calorie options to new brands.


Nick’s Video Series – March Madness

March truly is a crazy month. The nation is a buzz with even the president filling out his own bracket. I am going to be highlighting areas such as post-competition recovery and best practices for travel. These areas are especially important during March Madness, where the teams that can best adapt are generally the teams.


How Olympic Lifts Translate to Athletics

Elite athletes incorporate Olympic lifts and lift variations such as power cleans, hang cleans, and power snatches into their strength training because these exercises boost athletic performance. This style of lifting offers many benefits for a variety of athletic endeavors—ranging from tackles in football to dives in swimming. Olympic-style lifting is neither daunting nor dangerous.


Nick’s Video Series – The Collegiate Championships Part II

Bridge coaches and athletes, it is truly great to have you back. March is one of my favorite months of the year, due to the excitement and passion that surrounds NCAA Swimming + Diving Championships and March Madness. In today’s video, I have chosen to include a series of exercises designed to help prepare you.