Dry Land Training
Dry land training is simply activities that take place out of the pool as a form of cross training (a variety of different training methods including both cardiovascular and strength exercises), and includes strength and conditioning and flexibility exercises. Land Training can help athletes to swim better and also improve their start with explosive power off the blocks. It is important that it is recognised that swimming is not the same as land based sports and therefore has different requirements from strength and conditioning work. The main purpose of land training is to improve strength whilst maintaining flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.
Taken from ASA Website Dry Land Training PDF