Swimming Injury? (was: Re: Ultra Distance Swims

Swimming Injury? (was: Re: Ultra Distance Swims

Post by Harry Y » Fri, 30 Oct 1992 08:02:50


Quote:

>he was going to do Tri's "forever".  However about 13 months ago I
>was hit while cycling and it has ended my running career.  Cycling

Very very sorry to hear that.  Best of luck with swimming.
I've been depressed for the whole week since the othopedist told me that
I won't be able to run the NYC Marathon this Sunday.

Now, I'm wondering if there's any swimming injury that I should be aware
of.  I'm just worried that I might be kept off the pool for doing the
wrong things.  I'll be tripling or quadrupling my distance, would that be
a problem?  Any suggestions greatly appreciated.  Tnx for your time.
Happy swimming,

 
 
 

Swimming Injury? (was: Re: Ultra Distance Swims

Post by James G. Ack » Fri, 30 Oct 1992 23:08:35


: Now, I'm wondering if there's any swimming injury that I should be aware
: of.  I'm just worried that I might be kept off the pool for doing the
: wrong things.  I'll be tripling or quadrupling my distance, would that be
: a problem?  Any suggestions greatly appreciated.  Tnx for your time.
: Happy swimming,

        Lessee, shoulder tendinitis, elbow tendinitis, rotator cuff
tears and lower back strains off the bat.  I wouldn't triple your
yardage overnight -- I'd build up to it over about 3-6 months.  And
make sure your mechanics are sound -- repeating the wrong motion
rapidly puts strain on the shoulder.  Be careful not to overuse paddles,
either -- at most, 10% of yardage.  That's my recommendation.

        Jim Acker


 
 
 

Swimming Injury? (was: Re: Ultra Distance Swims

Post by earhartgr.. » Sat, 31 Oct 1992 05:40:02


Quote:

>> : Now, I'm wondering if there's any swimming injury that I should be aware
>> : of.
>    Lessee, shoulder tendinitis, elbow tendinitis, rotator cuff
> tears and lower back strains off the bat.

Let us not forget the minor injury called drowning.

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Swimming Injury? (was: Re: Ultra Distance Swims

Post by r.. » Wed, 04 Nov 1992 12:56:11


Quote:

> : Now, I'm wondering if there's any swimming injury that I should be aware
> : of.  I'm just worried that I might be kept off the pool for doing the
> : wrong things.  I'll be tripling or quadrupling my distance, would that be
> : a problem?  Any suggestions greatly appreciated.  Tnx for your time.
> : Happy swimming,

>    Lessee, shoulder tendinitis, elbow tendinitis, rotator cuff
> tears and lower back strains off the bat.  I wouldn't triple your
> yardage overnight -- I'd build up to it over about 3-6 months.  And
> make sure your mechanics are sound -- repeating the wrong motion
> rapidly puts strain on the shoulder.  Be careful not to overuse paddles,
> either -- at most, 10% of yardage.  That's my recommendation.

>    Jim Acker


Don't forget shoulder strains, neck strains.  If you're talking about injuries
in general, anything that has to do with a joint is prone, as well as overly
used muscle groups like the calves and the thighs. All I know is that if you do
the wrong thing you can***up your joints.  Work on technique first, that's
where the majority of swimming injuries come from.  
I wouldn't triple your yardage quickly.  I'm up to 8600 and I doubt I'll go
much higer, mainly because I'm a sprinter but also it took us almost a month to
get up to this much yardage.  You just can't spring into it, you have to work
into it very slowly....
        Just my thoughts on the subject,
                john Rule

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Swimming Injury? (was: Re: Ultra Distance Swims

Post by Mike Fishm » Fri, 06 Nov 1992 03:17:50

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>I wouldn't triple your yardage quickly.  I'm up to 8600 and I doubt I'll go
>much higer, mainly because I'm a sprinter but also it took us almost a month to
>get up to this much yardage.  You just can't spring into it, you have to work
>into it very slowly....

8600 YARDS? In ONE day? At one time??

May I ask how long it takes you to do 8600 yards?

I have trouble squeezing 2500 yards into an hour, but this includes time-out
for combat swimming..

Thanks..

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Swimming Injury? (was: Re: Ultra Distance Swims

Post by r.. » Wed, 11 Nov 1992 02:29:16

Quote:


>>I wouldn't triple your yardage quickly.  I'm up to 8600 and I doubt I'll go
>>much higer, mainly because I'm a sprinter but also it took us almost a month to
>>get up to this much yardage.  You just can't spring into it, you have to work
>>into it very slowly....

> 8600 YARDS? In ONE day? At one time??

> May I ask how long it takes you to do 8600 yards?

> I have trouble squeezing 2500 yards into an hour, but this includes time-out
> for combat swimming..

> Thanks..

>                                            Mike Fishman
> {                                                                        }
> {These are strictly my opinions and not necessarily those of my employer      }
> {                                                                        }
> {                                                                        }


Well, it depends actually.. That night it took us about 2 1/2 hours.  Tonight,
we did another 8600 yards and this time it only took 2 hours 10 minutes....

To give you an example, here's our workout:

200 warmup
500 reverse IM  (200 free 150 *** 100 back 50 fly)
24 x 75 Fin Kick Step-down
        2 on 1:10
        2 on 1:00
        2 on :55
        2 on :50
10 x 50 pull Step down 1-5 on 1:00
6 x 800
        Odds straight on 9:00 (I did 700's instead)
        Evens:  8 x 100 :05 sec rest in between each- best average

and I'm missing a set somewhere.....

        John