Loss of Consciousness in Breath-Holding Swimmers
Although the phenomenon now commonly called “shallow water blackout” or “hyperventilation-induced hypoxia” has been known since the early 1960’s, swimmers today still fall victim to it.
USA Swimming Issues Guidelines for Concussion Management
USA Swimming has developed a Consensus Statement on Concussion Management with guidelines around the identification and management of concussions at the club and LSC level, as well as during competitions.
Shoulder Problems: Fix Your Technique
Shoulder pain is unfortunately a very common occurrence in swimming. Many people accept it as a part of the sport – a result of thousands upon thousands of repeated strokes – and some people are lucky to never experience pain and some people aren’t. It doesn’t have to be like that.
Helping Prevent Shoulder Injuries
Swimmers, like athletes who throw a lot, put a great deal of stress on their shoulders with thousands of yards in the pool each day. No amount of exercise can ever guarantee staying injury-free, but keeping the important muscles of the shoulder strong can greatly decrease the chances of problems in the future.