SSWSP closed in Olympia on July 1 and will reopen in Spokane as Empire Strength on Sept 1.  find the web site at
The SSW Summer Open USAW meet scheduled for August 23 will still occur at NW High Intensity Training Center.  The registration is on the right hand portion of this page.
SSWSP is a coaching and instruction gym where you receive professional and  personal coaching instruction and programming to help you become healthier, more fit, look better, feel better, and become a  better athlete.

For the general membership SSW uses the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) progression model, and for the competitive Weightlifters SSW adheres as closely as possible to the Russian training models. We teach the Olympic lifts and appropriate assistance exercise to:
  • develop competitive weightlifters

  • improve athletic performance in other sports

  • teach beginners how to lift properly

Learning the Olympic lifts is the hardest fun you've ever had!

Contact Coach David DeLong to schedule your free 30 minute initial consultation and orientation.

Coach DeLong 360 280-2816

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Studies show that Olympic weightlifting has the lowest injury rate of any organized sport! This is due to close supervision and  proper coaching.

"I used to power snatch an ugly 135 (lbs), and never squat snatched more than 105.  After a ten week cycle at SSW, I'm hitting a 147 squat snatch regularly.....that's a 42 lb increase in only TEN weeks!"

Robert Fosdick---CrossFit competitor

Why training with the  Olympic lifts
makes sense

  • A world wide competitive sport with local, regional, national and world events

  • Multiple size and age groups for both men and women.

  • Strength, conditioning, and functional improvement.
  • Because it's a ton of FUN !!
  • Because it's the "Best Workout Known To Man". Read about it HERE
Tyler snatching from blocks showing excellent strength, speed, and flexibility.
Crossfit Yelm WOD Dogs owner Annie Malone working her Clean & Jerk as SSW
Olympia High School student Philipe. 
Summer Open USAW Meet, August 23 Registration Available NOW!
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Lifting times are:

M, --- F: 4:00-8:00

Saturday morning: 9:00-12:00 (when a coach is available)
I'm a serious CrossFit athlete and a CF Level 1 Trainer.   Dave welcomes all CrossFit athletes and understands our needs and competitive goals.  He is an effective coach; his technical coaching and programming has helped me perform the Olympic lifts better.  He fosters a fun, positive, and safe training atmosphere, and his equipment is first class.  For anyone who wants to learn how to perform the Olympic lifts, I recommend SSW. 

Travis Ellingson
Jill of CF Yelm snatching.
David with Dimitry Klokov