USA Swimming Issues Guidelines for Concussion Management
USA Swimming has developed a Consensus Statement on Concussion Management with guidelines around the identification and management of concussions at the club and LSC level, as well as during competitions.
What is a typical workout?
Like a good play, a good workout develops in three main acts: the warm-up, the main action, and the cool-down. A sufficient warm-up is essential for mature athletes, and a relaxing cool-down will help to fight fatigue and sore muscles.
Brush up on the Risks behind Energy Drinks
USA Swimming’s Sports Medicine and Science Committee has reviewed the risks and benefits related to energy drinks, and published a series of articles within the last year to point out the dangers associated with such drink and to provide suggested alternatives.
Shoulder Problems: Fix Your Technique
Shoulder pain is unfortunately a very common occurrence in swimming. Many people accept it as a part of the sport – a result of thousands upon thousands of repeated strokes – and some people are lucky to never experience pain and some people aren’t. It doesn’t have to be like that.
Energy Drinks: Help! Does any of this make sense?
USA Swimming's Sports Medicine Task Force recently conducted research into the topic of energy drinks. For the last few weeks, the task force presented a series of articles designed to educate swimmers, coaches and parents on the findings of its research. This week we bring you an article to summarize the series.
Energy Drinks: Psychological Implications
Athletes who consume energy drinks often cite that they do so to receive a rapid and easy burst of energy that they can use to enhance their performance. But energy drink use should not be sought to replace, or even enhance, one’s daily training regime or nutrition plan.
The Direct Health Effects of Stimulant/Energy Drinks
Stimulant drinks boast a lot of claims. Just a few of these claims include: improved stamina, concentration, alertness, weight control, performance and reaction times. Clearly anything that makes these claims warrants suspicion. Let’s look at this from several angles.
Energy Drinks: What You Need to Know
USA Swimming's Sports Medicine Task Force recently conducted research into the topic of energy drinks. For the next few weeks, the task force will present a series of articles designed to educate swimmers, coaches and parents on the findings of its research. This week we bring you an article published by the U.S. Anit-Doping Agency on the risks of consuming energy drinks
Energy Drinks: A No-No for Young Swimmers
Energy drinks are one of the fastest growing segments of drink sales in America and their popularity is growing, especially among youth. Don’t be misled by something that sounds too good to be true—while an all-in-one drink is tempting, it carries some serious considerations for young athletes.