July 18, 2017
The weather is warm, pools are open, and people are heading to the beach. Swimming is a great way to cool off and stay fit, but since swimming is a highly repetitive sport, performing an incorrect stroke time after time can lead to injury, especially in the shoulder. The following tips may help to avoid strain and stress.
It’s important that you increase the distance and intensity of your swimming progressively, while monitoring for pain. If you have pain don’t swim through it, get it checked out by a physician or physical therapist.
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