Swimming

swimming is supposed to be a full body workout. and it certainly is a great workout for cardio…do you think it would be effective for pitching? has anyone done this?

Eric Cressey outlines why he thinks swimming is BAD for pitchers in this article.

http://ericcressey.com/swimming-for-pitchers

That said, Dylan Bundy is rumored swim 1/2 mile after starts. If you don’t know who Dylan is, here is a couple of articles on him.

http://coachesaid.com/Blog/Michael-Swisher/2011/4/19/Dylan-Bundy-100-Miles-Per-Hour

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Tom house has described swimming as a joint-loosening activity for the shoulders and that’s something pitchers definitely don’t need. I suspect certain strokes (e.g. brest stroke) are not as bad as others (e.g. butterfly or backstroke).