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Sports Medicine

You will find sports medicine related articles on this page.

DISCLAIMER: USA Swimming and Montana Swimming do not provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment, or services to any member or other individual. This information is for educational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for medical or professional care. The research and opinions are those of the individual authors, not USA Swimming or Montana Swimming.

Hypoxic Blackout:

These of articles are included in this section that refer to the tragic phenomenon known as hypoxic blackout. The reader may note this is often referred to as shallow-water blackout, or hyperventilation-induced hypoxia, or voluntary hyperventilation preceding underwater swimming or extended breath-holding.

Loss of Consciousness in Breath-holding Swimmers   PDF

Shallow Water Blackout Presentation by Bob Bowman   PDF

Concussion Management:

Concussion Information for Parents and Swimmers   PDF

USA Swimming Issues Guidelines for Concussion Management   PDF

USA Swimming Concussion Consensus Statement   PDF

Dylan Steigers Protection of Youth Athletes Act

Injury Prevention:

Respiratory Problems in Swimmers   PDF

Recovery and Nutrition:

Nutrition for Recovery   PDF

Getting the Most Out of Your Naptime   PDF