What problems can flaws in swimming technique lead to?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    In this video, Jay Dicharry, director of the SPEED Performance Clinic and the Motion Analysis Lab Coordinator at the University of Virginia Health System, discusses what swimming technique flaws can lead to.

    Host: What problems can flaws in swimming technique lead to?

    Jay Dicharry: Common flaws in swimming can lead to over-use injuries, even though swimming is commonly prescribed for overuse injuries, it's also possible to have further injury due to swimming incorrectly. Keeping in consideration where we are entering, often swimmers will enter with their arm crossed over too far in front of the body.

    Often they'll have too much of an arch in lower back which puts us in an incorrect position, which increases stress in the manner our body is trying get through that dense medium of water.

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