Fitness

The 11 Best Stretches For Swimmers

Do these before you dive in.

Stretches for swimmers trainers recommend before jumping into the pool.
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Swimming is a full-body sport with a lot of rotational movements, so it’s ideal to warm up your shoulders, core, and joints with dynamic stretches before hopping in the pool, says i-tri swim coach Samantha Rothberg.

Here, stretches for swimmers that’ll get you ready to paddle.

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World’s Greatest Stretch

Rothberg recommends this move to mobilize your joints, warm up your lats, and get your heart rate up.

- Start in tall plank.

- Step right foot outside right hand.

- Lift right hand to sky, rotate torso.

- Hold 3 seconds.

- Repeat on left.

- Alternate 5x.