Daily Dryland Swimming Workouts #29 – Shoulder Rehab

For the past few months, SwimSwam has been posting a daily swimming workout to help inspire swim coaches around the world who are looking for new ideas to try with their swimmers. Since most of the world’s pools are currently closed for business, we wanted to give swimmers and coaches an alternative set of dryland workouts to use to stay fit during the quarantine. These workouts will be designed to be done around the house. Some will use basic equipment, like medicine balls or stretch cords, while others will be all body-weight exercises.

These workouts are provided for informational purposes only.

See more at-home training ideas on our At Home Swim Training page here

Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Conditioning

While swimming doesn’t have the same incidence of sudden catastrophic injury as contact sports like football or basketball, overuse injuries can be a serious problem. While for some, this time away from the pool will be time for lingering injuries to heal, this time can also be a time to bolster some of those joints.

Today’s workout will be a shoulder maintenance and stretching routine, from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

This workout requires use of a resistance band. If you don’t have one, they’re a relatively-inexpensive product to add to your swim bag. Head to Amazon and search “resistance bands” to choose the one that fits your price range.

Don’t have a resistance band? Here’s a good body-weight only alternative.


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Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder/co-owner of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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