Tips for Your Swimming Warm-Up

Swimming Warm-Ups

With the heat of Summer still in full force, swimming and other water sports are still popular options for exercise. Swimming offers an excellent opportunity to build endurance for other sports, get in your daily cardio, develop skills such as diving, or participate in team sports such as water polo. When you’re ready to jump in the water, though, be sure to run through an effective warm up to get the most from your workout and avoid injuries. Continue reading

Summer and the Dangers of Dehydration

No matter what sport you’re participating in during the Summer months, staying healthy and safe is the most important thing. Especially in the hot Summer sun, sweating and lot of physical activity can quickly lead to dehydration is precautions are not taken.

Dehydration occurs when a person’s body does not contain enough water, leading to a number of dangerous consequences. If left untreated for too long, dehydration can lead to severe damage and even death.

Players, coaches, and family members can all help ensure that team members are well hydrated. Water is essential for maintaining health while playing and practicing, plus it can have a direct impact on performance.

Symptoms of Dehydration Include:

  • Increased thirst
  • Dry mouth
  • Swollen Tongue
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Heart palpitations
  • Confusion
  • Sluggishness fainting
  • Fainting
  • Inability to sweat
  • Decreased urine output
  • Nausea

Of course the most important way to stay hydrated is to drink plenty of water. Consuming foods that are rich in water, such as fruits, can also help with staying properly hydrated. Especially in the case of an injury or illness, consuming water is crucial to healing.

To keep players properly hydrated, always ensure that they have access to water before, during, and after practice.