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Why rest is so important in our sport

Rest in our Sport: Key for better Performance

by Coach E

 

  • Shoulder pain? Knee pain? Any pain? Mild conditions related to overuse would resolve with some rest.
  • Daily practices, dryland and swim meets take a toll on kids physically, and mentally.. and it can wear them out emotionally.

  • Is good to "miss" swimming.  Enthusiasm ignites!

  • Burnout is one of the key reasons young athletes quit playing sports, and physical and emotional exhaustion can lead to burnout over time.

  • Allow them to catch up on schoolwork and spend time with friends.  there's nothing worse than working on a crazy main set thinking on that homework you forgot to finish two days ago!

  • They will be better prepared to withstand the time and physical commitments of next week (or two) of training and swim meets.