News tagged with swimmers

Don't freestyle 'swimmer's shoulder' injuries

Elite and competitive swimmers log between 60,000 and 80,000 meters weekly—swimming the length of an Olympic-sized pool 1,200 times—which places significant stress on their shoulder joints. "The upper body provides 90 ...

Aug 04, 2016
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What's really in your swimming pool?

Whether you're just cooling down or swimming competitively, the pool is a summer staple. But before you dip in, you might want to jump in the shower. Scientists warn that bad hygiene among swimmers allows harmful disinfection ...

Aug 03, 2016
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Two-thirds of young swimmers dehydrated, study shows

About two-thirds of young athletes in a local swim club showed up for morning practice already dehydrated and never caught up with optimal hydration levels throughout the day, according to a study published in the Journal ...

May 06, 2016
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Breath-holding games are killing swimmers, CDC warns

(HealthDay)—As more adults and kids head to swimming pools, lakes and the ocean this Memorial Day weekend, U.S. health officials are warning about accidental drownings from underwater breath-holding games and exercises.

May 21, 2015
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Xtoro approved for swimmer's ear

(HealthDay)—Xtoro (finafloxacin otic suspension) eardrops have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat swimmer's ear, clinically known as acute otitis externa.

Dec 18, 2014
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Children who swim start smarter

(Medical Xpress)—Children who learn how to swim at a young age are reaching many developmental milestones earlier than the norm.

Nov 16, 2012
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Who says girls can't compete athletically with boys?

An Indiana University study that looked at performance differences between male and female childhood athletes found little difference in certain age groups, even though boys and girls rarely compete against each other in ...

May 31, 2012
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