Stretching is a key part to virtually every form of exercise. There are two main types of stretching, passive and dynamic. The examples below are passive stretches, or stretches that are typically held for 20-30 seconds . Passive stretching is best used after a workout and it helps reduce muscle fatigue and soreness.
Below are some of the most popular and effective stretches for swimmers to engage in after practice or races. Like any exercise make sure that they are appropriate for your body and feel free to edit these stretches by subtracting or adding different ones that you like or dislike.