Shoulder Maintenance For All Swimmers

Courtesy of VASA, a SwimSwam partner

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 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 Ergometer are also particularly useful for shoulder injury prevention.

Check out the following video about preventing swimmer's shoulder:

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Since 1988, Vasa has produced premium quality training equipment for sports, fitness and rehabilitation. For decades, Olympic-level swimmers, swim coaches, triathletes, triathlon coaches, and dry land conditioning coaches worldwide have selected the Vasa Trainer and Vasa Ergometer to dramatically improve performance for swimmers, surfers, paddlers, skiers, triathletes and those seeking total-body fitness. 

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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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