Injury Prevention


 

 Swimming is among the most popular low-impact fitness activities, with more than a million competitive and recreational swimmers in the Canada. More than one-third of these athletes practice and compete year-round. Elite swimmers may train more than five kilometers a day, putting joints through extreme repetitive motion. Most swimming injuries affect the shoulders, knees, hips, or back, depending on the stroke.
It is important to spend a portion of time to injury prevention exercises to stop these injuries before they effect a swimmer.

 


 


Below are exercises specifically designed to encourage injury prevention.