What to Do if You are Injured
Swimming is an excellent sport for children’s
require rest as early as
health, and a lot of asthmatic children for
swimming training if they have symptoms of
a viral infection. Virus particles are easily
weight, makes children feel better and more
tiredness, irritability, headache, runny nose,
train almost every morning and afternoon.
sore throat, sore muscles and after a couple
wakes up feeling tired and grumpy, put them
back to bed and wait a day to see whether
information and advice on this subject from
Our immune system fights viral infections. If
children have late nights, or stress from
English Institute of Sport & the A.S.A.
enables you to ensure your child maintains
excellent health and is able to fully enjoy the
and children catch infections easily. One or
swimming experience. Please be aware
two days in bed with some Paracetemol will
though, this is only very general advice
usually be all that is required. It is important
and if in doubt, you should always
not to get up early to go to training when you
consult your doctor.
are common in young
When you return to full training build up the
children because the ear canal is narrow.
Swimmers who have hayfever and asthm
are prone to respiratory infections unless
their asthma is well controlled. Children
or dry skin harbouring germs which thrive in
need to take their medication regularly even
moisture. Children complain of a sore ear
and it hurts when tugged or pressed.
is the most common
treatment as does Swimmers knee
ALWAYS TELL YOUR COACH IF YOU ARE INJURED
If you are still having problems after 7-10 days you might want to contact our
physiotherapist for further advice - as an ex City of Bradford Swimmer he has a special
B.Sc (Chartered Physiotherapist)
For appointments phone Heaton Tennis & Squash Club on: 01274 541508
Should you Train During Infections?
habits while they
has a drying effect on the skin
Training should be stopped if the athlete has a
more susceptible than others particularly
fever or symptoms such as aching joints and
muscles. Exercising with an infection may increase
the severity and/ or duration of the illness and
exercise tolerance may be reduced when the
plenty of water during a training session
It is probably OK to continue light training if the
n ss &
Do not resume training at the same level; build up
regardless of feeling thirsty at that time or
training session spend several minutes in
gradually . Light exercise during recovery from
not. This should also be followed through at
school, home and in day- to-day life. Water
is the preferable fluid; however, during an
Squad members with infection should be isolated
as much as possible from the rest of the swimmers
larger intake and provide a lift in energy.
Iron supplements should not be taken during
If you experience leg cramps
control the cramps with stretching. If you
are very tired or if the water is cold it most
Maintain a well-balanced diet adequate energy,
competition has to finish. If you experience
carbohydrate, protein, fat , vitamins & minerals.
cramps quite often during workouts or while
susceptible. Most importantly it is worth
Carbohydrate solution pre-, during and post-
using a moisturiser which will hydrate the
training may help in reducing immune suppression
probably signifies magnesium deficiency.
skin, keep it soft and in good condition. If
Allow sufficient time between training sessions for
control of proper muscle contraction.
bought from your local chemist. If it does
Get regular and adequate sleep every night (ideally
you loose minerals in substantial quantities
not improve you will need to see your own
8-10 hours) and additional recovery at weekends.
Reduce life/social/psychological stress such as
Many swimmers experience a headache
school/ University work; good time management isone of the most important skills an elite swimmer
protection to keep hair in good
condition. Pool chemicals like chlorine strip
natural oils from the hair shafts so hair
Discuss the possibility of vaccination with a doctor,
becomes dry and brittle with split ends.
your body is not getting enough oxygen.
This makes for double trouble and can give
protect their hair. Start by getting your hair
Swimmers who already have a good balanced diet
well-trained swimmers is dehydration - but
may take additional supplements in an attempt to
pool. The un-chlorinated shower water will
if it continues even with good breathing &
boost immune function and prevent illness. Multi-
fill the hair shafts and make it harder for the
hydration you should see your doctor.
vitamins, Cod liver oil, Vitamin C, Iron (e.g. ferrous
The recipe for healthy swimming is simple:
sulphate), Echinacea, Glutamine, Zinc, Magnesum,
get a good night’s sleep, eat healthy foods,
and Octacosanol have all been suggested to help
drink plenty of fluids and stay happy. And
prevent illness, although swimmers taking any
the formula for doing well in all sporting
carefully against lists of proscribed drugs.
performance. Those golden rules apply not
However, over-supplementation of vitamins
just to our elite swimmers, but to the juniors
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GUIDELINES FOR APPROPRIATE STRESS ULCER PROPHYLAXIS The following information, derived from the ASHP guidelines, can be used as a screening tool to determine appropriateness of prophylaxis. Medical Intensive Care Unit patients ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING RISK FACTORS • Likely to require mechanical ventilation for > 48 hours • Non-intentional coagulapathy, i.e. not on warfarin