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Posted by chlorinebreath on June 10, 2003 - 23:27 CET
Anyone else here injured from swimming? I've been pushung myself past my limits and hurt my shoulders bad. Now I gotta go to physical therapy and have to do all this strength stuff for my shoulders. I'm still swimming but I have a hard time making it through the whole practice before I have to stop so I don't hurt myself more.

Posted by andrewv on June 11, 2003 - 02:23 CET
That's too bad you got injured. I've never been injured but one of my friends has had problems with his shoulder.

Posted by chlorinebreath on June 11, 2003 - 11:16 CET
ya its really hard for me cuz i was the fastest person on my team and now its hard for me to keep up wuth people who probably dreamed of doing free as fast as me. i cant do any pull either, which is realy hard for me cuz i liked pull a lot. The hardest part is having to stop and watch everyone else finish, i feel like im slacking off.

Posted by Blue Shark on June 11, 2003 - 23:43 CET
yeah I know what you're talking about. I've had shoulder problems, knee pains, elbow pains. Every time i have something like that i have to practice easier for a few weeks and it can really hurt your conditioning and improvment.

Posted by chlorinebreath on June 12, 2003 - 22:54 CET
ya i know what u mean.

Posted by chlorinebreath on July 9, 2003 - 00:49 CET
my shoulder is preventing me from swimming meets until this fall and training pther then breast and kick until this fall, its really starting to annoy me. this friday it will be 7 weeks since my injury

Posted by _SpRiNt_ on July 9, 2003 - 09:07 CET
I try to imagine your pain chlorinebreath... it must be terrible...
But I think that is what it makes you a really true champion!

The one´s that continue the hardest and painest way that try to jump all the difficult´s ways are better swimmers ... that those who go to the easy way giving up... and thinking on their swimmers careers like I bad part of theirs life´s...

I realy admire swimmers with that determination!

P.S: Sorry the bad english

Posted by chlorinebreath on July 9, 2003 - 12:18 CET
hey thanks SpRiNt.

man my best friend has been faster then me for a couple years and i just had pulled ahead of hiom, and now hes faster then me again.

Posted by _SpRiNt_ on July 17, 2003 - 20:31 CET
Chlorinebreath
I know that feeling to be passed away by others = (
At least you know you can catch him!

Posted by chlorinebreath on July 24, 2003 - 03:19 CET
hey good news: i might be able to race breaststroke and train freestyle this fall!

Posted by * SWIM GIRL* on May 30, 2004 - 21:56 CET

I've never gotten a big injury but last fall I got sick and just contiud to train. I really didn't listen to what my choach said, because I had so many plans for the season and plus I was going over to a Swim team er Seattle, Washington to swim there for the summer.But, I ended up with getting astma, with out knowing it.... I went about 0,5 year with out meds and of course everyone startet to wonder when I all of a sudded added like 6 sec. on my 100m breaststroke.... And when all those astma attaks came right in the middel of trainingI was really starting to wonder what was happening... Why was this happening and why did it have to happen to me??? I added more and more sec. to all of my events and I got really depressed when everyone started to improve their times... Thankfully I had a trainer who understod me and told me I should check it out, and we did. We went to the doctors like three or four times and took all kinds of tests... Then one day I got some meds and it was a whole new world for me!!!! Everything has gotten SO much better but I still need to caught up with all the other swimmers and all the training I lost this fall....


My motto: LISTEN TO YOUR TRAINS AND WHEN YOUR BODY IS TELLING YOU IT*S TIME TO TAKE IT EASY:

Posted by kafwrine on June 1, 2004 - 16:17 CET
I hurt my shoulder through swimming last year. Well... it was kind of through swimming, it came from training and stuff but I actually started to notice it real bad when I was playing cards at school! Weird.
I also hurt my knee playing hockey when I was 12. I had to have 2 operations and I was on crutches for 5 months, which was pretty bad. It's still quite bad now sometimes, but at least the worst bit is sorted out.
There is one girl in England who's amazing at breaststroke and she just hurt her knee real bad. I think she's going to be out of a while too, but she's sooo good so it's terrible

Posted by blueshots on June 11, 2004 - 00:46 CET
shoulder injury is not uncommon, with loadsa free, back sure you so back stroke too to build the oppossing muscles around ya shoulder.

Posted by Steele911 on February 1, 2007 - 19:08 CET
I've had multiple shoulder injuries ever since I was twelve years old. Knee injuries were not uncommon either and four years ago I was operated on a herniated disc due to, according to specialist, excessive training at a too young age for a prolonged period (years!). So even though sport is healthy, training full out 10 times a week and not paying attention to your technique and not listening to your body may not be the best course of action in the long run.

Posted by Yollie on February 28, 2008 - 22:00 CET
I have never had problems with my shoulders, however I've been in pain for the last week or so because of my knee, I'm pretty sure that was related to my dodgey technique on tumble turns!
I also get a bad back, from pushing off the wall too hard on backstroke turns, it bends it the wrong way and leaves me unable to do anything for a good week or so.
Erm... here's a tip... do a lot of stretches, it's exactly what my coach told me and he was right, they really do help!