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My 10yr. old son has recently had bouts of abdominal pain after swim workouts. He has been swimming year-round for about 1 1/2 yrs. This problem has started when he began more difficult workouts. I believe it is related to swallowing air while swimming. Has anyone heard of this problem? Any suggestions?
-- A.Peppard (email@example.com), May 19, 2000
do a work out before hand it may stop the pain
-- matt (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 18, 2002.
Guess what...I know the true answer. I'm also a swimmer and I just started swimming. I know how he feels. It really does start to hurt. But he abdominal pain is caused from breathing too much. After every 5 or 3 strokes he needs to take a breath. Not every time he makes a stroke. Believe me, I've had the same thing happen to me. But, once I trained myself to build up my lungs, I didn't have anymore pain. - Hope I helped. Tell him to keep up the swimming.
-- Renee (email@example.com), May 10, 2002.
HOW MUCH WATER IS HE DRINKING he could be dehydrated or not enough food before practice or too much food before practice.
-- Coach Ben (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 22, 2004.