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Should players swim before games?

Friday, January 09, 2009 by Anonymous

Should players swim before games? I have heard two different opinions on the matter. One is that their equilibrium will be affected as well as make them overly tired. The other school of thought is that it relaxes players and makes them more prone to success in games due to being relaxed. Which thought is correct?


June 29, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Frozen Ropes Staff says:

The duration of the swim and the type of water, (pool vs. ocean) will affect fatigue. Also, a player's personality is a factor. The overaggressive, "think too much" type may benefit from a relaxing dip while the laid back, reserved player might be negatively affected. Watch the amount of sun and the intensity of the exercise in the water. Lying on a raft or walking through the waves should not affect a healthy young player. Continuous hydration is a must, drink plenty of water if you are in or around the water!!

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