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Swim England have released Returning to Training guidance for coaches to help ensure athletes ease themselves back into training.
With pools across the country due to reopen from Saturday 25th July, swimmers will be eager to get back into the water for the first time since 20th March.
Although not all clubs will have access to facilities immediately as some pools are delaying reopening, the guidance is available now to enable plans to be prepared so athletes don’t suffer injuries on their return.
The guidance includes coaching, physiology, psychology, strength and conditioning, nutrition and physiotherapy tips.
The document also gives guidance on returning to exercise for any athletes who have suffered with covid.
Grant Robins, Swim England Head of Talent – Swimming, had the following to say:
“We know our clubs and athletes are keen to get back into the water at the first available opportunity but there are risks in rushing back into action.
The Returning to Training guidance will help coaches put in necessary plans in place to help avoid athletes picking up unnecessary injuries.
Its important that club swimmers and those on our talent pathways take their time as they look to build their fitness to competitive levels.
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