Swimming is often thought to be among the safest sports to participate in because there is virtually no chance for impact injury. To the contrary, being injury free is far from reality and injury risks in swimming are very real. Among the most common injuries pertain to the knees, shoulders and upper body muscles as these are the areas typically working hardest. There are however risks that lie on the hard surfaces of the pool, shower area and locker room that swimmers often overlook.
Swimmers are often barefoot and skin on concrete can and does often cause cuts or lacerations: bad news for swimmers but good news for infectious and contractable illnesses like the Herpes simplex virus, Staph, MRSA and Athlete’s Foot. Not keeping yourself and your children clean, safe and protected from viruses and germs like these is detrimental to both their health and their love of swimming. Even the smallest skin opening, cut, abrasion or lesion will serve as a perfect portal of entry for a hard to treat infection like MRSA or Staph.
Cases of MRSA and other infections can be extremely aggressive and have the potential to cause major complications. Sitting out a few swim meets may prove the least of your worries. This would prompt anyone to take serious action when it comes to keeping themselves and their swim gear protected and out of harm’s way. The use of Clear Gear Sports Spray to treat your swim gear is vital as it is specially designed to kill illness causing germs, viruses and bacteria.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) consistently recommends that swimmers, athletes, doctors and other health care professionals take adequate precautions to prevent the spread of communicable and infectious diseases. Evidence suggests that this risk is increased among high school and college aged athletes as there is a spike in the number of cases involving MRSA, herpes gladiatorum and impetigo.
The following are some suggestions to help stop the spread of infectious illnesses and diseases:
All of your swimming gear should be regularly treated with Clear Gear Sports Spray. At Clear Gear, we understand that the goal of playing is to compete and enjoy yourself. Don’t hold yourself back with a preventable and painful illness. Use Clear Gear Sports Spray and keep on playing.