The 5 Stages of Recovery from a Swimming Injury

by SwimSwam 0

March 12th, 2015 Masters, Opinion, Training

Courtesy of a swimmer and his swammer partner Zach Kent, the men behind the iSwim Team.

You are injured. You are struggling. You feel alone in your hard climb back to health.

Once you’ve gone through the 5 stages of grief, it’s time to take action.

Use these 5 C’s to help you not only come back from your injury but come back better than you were before you got hurt.

1 – Communicate

The single most important thing to do when injured is to communicate. The only person that can truly know what shape you’re in is you and you alone. Communicate with your coach, your doctor, your physical therapist, and family.

2 – Commit

The road to recovery is not an easy one thus the second C is–commit. Commit not only to your rehab program, but commit to coming back to the sport. Without looking at the end goal the days of rehab to follow will be ten fold harder.

3 – Correct

Use this time out of the water to correct little things that can make you better. Whether it’s better streamlines or a better diet, use this time to set up your comeback.

4 – Comeback

You’ve finally made it back into the pool, now it’s time to use those things you’ve corrected and the things you’ve learned to excel in the pool. Throughout this process it’s likely you’ve become incredibly motivated and dreamt of this day for weeks, but don’t jump back into things to quickly.

5 – Continue

Continue communicating, correcting, committing and inspiring. Now that you’ve gone through the injury process if you see a teammate sidelined help them out.

Get up! Get better! Get back in pool!

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