The Impact of a 5-Week Shoulder Strengthening Program on Division I Swimmers
Arts and Sciences
Poor shoulder strength in swimming may lead to shoulder injury in swimmers. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of a five-week shoulder strengthening program on division I collegiate swimmers. Eighteen participants from the University men's and women's swimming teams participated in a control group (n=8) and experimental group (n=10). Both groups were evaluated pre-exercise program using a shoulder strength dynamometer designed to measure the strength of shoulder extension and internal rotation. The experimental group was given five exercises to perform three days per week for five weeks. Both groups were evaluated again post-exercise program. All exercises performed by the experimental group were done on the pool deck. Data is still in collection process.
Mariani, Megan L., "The Impact of a 5-Week Shoulder Strengthening Program on Division I Swimmers" (2015). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 450.