My son’s favorite sport is baseball. He doesn’t like football, basketball, soccer or track but he does like swimming. Since I thought it would help keep him fit and prevent injury, I let him go to swim practice (1.5 hours) twice a week during baseball season and 4 times a week in the off season.
I recently read about the importance of the off-season and now wonder if participating in swimming would prevent his arms and shoulder from fully resting recovering.
He is just 12 and pitches maybe 40-80 throws in a week including practice and games. But I expect that to increase in junior high next year.
Is there a number of pitches at which I should restrict his swimming? Should I find another way for him to stay fit in the off-season?