Managing the amount you swim
Managing any swimming injuries you might get should be straight-forward. However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.
Swimming is, after all, often recommended for overcoming injuries. So in a broad sense, it is beneficial. But problems can arise if you don’t follow some simple guidelines.
For example, most injuries in swimming are overuse injuries. They are typically caused by trying to do too much too soon. As the old adage says, slow and steady wins the race. If you are new to swimming or haven’t swum in a long time, build up slowly. Your body needs to adapt.
And swimming can be deceptively challenging.
So don’t dive in the at the deep end so to speak. Rest and recovery are as important for swimmers as with any other physical sport.