Do you know the most common injuries in swimming?

Swimming is a sport that is characterized by repetitive movements. Elite swimmers can swim up to 15 kilometres in a day, which corresponds to about 2500 rotations in each shoulder.

Because of this, it is not surprising that shoulder pain is common in swimmers. Female athletes have shorter average strokes than male athletes, which means that they perform more strokes for the same distance, and thus have an increased risk of overuse injury.

Knee pain is also not uncommon in swimmers. Repetitive breast stroke training increases the risk. The amount of pain directly correlates with the number of years of training, amount of training, skill level and age.

Common injuries

  • Back pain
  • Labrum injury
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Rotatorcuff injury