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Health and Safety

Medical Care for Swimmers

People can engage in many physical activities at a professional level. Swimming is one of the most popular in some regions due to the low impact and high cardiovascular workout, but there is no shortage of dangers for those who practice this popular sport. Today, we are going over some of the most relevant information regarding medical care for swimmers.

The reason why medical care for swimmers is important

There are all kinds of reasons why swimming requires medical insurance. There are several chemical and environmental dangers, as well as musculoskeletal injuries and dermatologic problems that can arise from swimming. These are all issues that can be caused by the swimming pool conditions as well as overtraining.

The biggest issue with this sort of injury is that it will most likely happen at a professional level. When a person is dedicated to the process of training at such a level, there is always a chance for injury and the individual is going to require proper medical care in order to be rehabilitated.

Medical care is very expensive, and it can be even more expensive when dealing with athletic injuries. This is the reason why any swimmer needs to be able to get proper medical care insurance. This is a requirement for any swimmer that is planning to dedicate their lives to this process.

Professional swimming is a full-time commitment

The life of a swimmer may not be entirely spent in a swimming pool, but every activity that the swimmer engages outside the pool is going to be related to this profession. A professional swimmer needs a very specific and rigorous workout plan outside of their swimming time. They also need to be on a very balanced diet, and their free time is usually going to be spent on activities that are healthy and somehow related to swimming.

The point is that a person that commits to professional swimming needs to have proper medical care. This is going to ensure that they can get the required medical assistance when they suffer from any injury.

Some of the most common medical issues include

  • Metacarpal fractures
  • Hand contusions
  • Finger contusions
  • Foot injuries
  • Shoulder pain and subluxation
  • Acute meniscus tears
  • Acute back pain
  • Ligament tears
  • Skin infections

A strong swimming technique foundation goes a long way

Injury possibility is greatly reduced when a swimmer is trained with proper technique from an early age. This is the reason why swimming lessons are going to be so important. The younger a person is when they start their swimming lessons, the easier it is to learn proper technique and avoid overtraining even at professional levels. This is not going to keep swimmers from sustaining injuries, but it will build a foundation for a body that gets used to swimming as early as possible.

The process of finding a proper medical care provider is very important for any swimmer. The chances of requiring medical attention at any point during their career are going to be quite high, and medical care for swimmers is available to ensure that they can get back to their training as quickly as possible.

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Due to the recent events around the COVID-19, and the City of Toronto closing community and recreational centre, we are taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe.

 

We have made the decision to temporarily close as of March 16, 2020, until April 5, 2020, and our spring session will resume on Monday, April 6, 2020.

 

What does this mean for our students?

 

The winter session will finish on schedule, and all classes on March 15 will run as normal.

The spring session will run from April 6 until July 12, 2020.

For those who cannot extend their swimming classes for the two weeks in July, we will offer makeup classes within the session.

For those who do become ill and cannot attend our spring session, the spring session will be credited into their accounts, to be used for later sessions.

 

For more information please check the following sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html…

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html

 

We will keep you updated if there are any changes to this, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns.

 

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