There are two types of swimmers.
As our friend Tim Crowley likes to say: “There are two types of swimmers: Those who have had shoulder issues, and those who will develop them.”
This article on SwimSwam.com is a must-read for swimmers at all levels and outlines the four most commonly injured shoulder muscles.
Shoulder injuries are all but inevitable for serious swimmers — but the good news is there are plenty of pre-hab exercises. The Vasa Trainer and Vasa Swim Ergometer are also particularly useful for shoulder injury prevention.
Check out the following video about preventing swimmer’s shoulder:
Take care of those shoulders and keep on swimming!