Table 3

Number of injuries and injury rates with 95% CIs by diagnosis in NCAA men's and women's swimming and diving,* 2009/2010–2013/2014

Men’sWomen’s
Number of injuries in sample, n (%)Rate and 95% CI (per 1000 AE)Number of injuries in sample, n (%)Rate and 95% CI (per 1000 AE)
Swimmers
 Concussion5 (4.0)0.06 (0.01 to 0.11)1 (0.6)0.01 (0.00 to 0.03)
 Contusion4 (3.2)0.05 (0.00 to 0.09)3 (1.8)0.03 (0.00 to 0.06)
 Entrapment/impingement18 (14.5)0.21 (0.12 to 0.31)19 (11.1)0.18 (0.10 to 0.26)
 Fracture3 (2.4)0.04 (0.00 to 0.08)0 (0.0)0.00
 Inflammation2 (1.6)0.02 (0.00 to 0.06)6 (3.5)0.06 (0.01 to 0.10)
 Sacroiliac joint dysfunction0 (0.0)0.006 (3.5)0.06 (0.01 to 0.10)
 Spasm5 (4.0)0.06 (0.01 to 0.11)4 (2.3)0.04 (0.00 to 0.08)
 Sprain6 (4.8)0.07 (0.01 to 0.13)9 (5.3)0.09 (0.03 to 0.14)
 Strain27 (21.8)0.32 (0.20 to 0.44)29 (17.0)0.28 (0.18 to 0.38)
 Subluxation1 (0.8)0.01 (0.00 to 0.04)5 (2.9)0.05 (0.01 to 0.09)
 Tendonitis17 (13.7)0.20 (0.11 to 0.30)27 (15.8)0.26 (0.16 to 0.35)
 Other†36 (29.0)0.43 (0.29 to 0.57)62 (36.2)0.59 (0.44 to 0.74)
 Total124 (100.0)1.48 (1.22 to 1.74)171 (100.0)1.63 (1.38 to 1.87)
Divers
 Concussion0 (0.0)0.003 (8.1)0.20 (0.00 to 0.43)
 Contusion2 (8.0)0.15 (0.00 to 0.37)3 (8.1)0.20 (0.00 to 0.43)
 Entrapment/impingement1 (4.0)0.08 (0.00 to 0.23)0 (0.0)0.00
 Fracture0 (0.0)0.002 (5.4)0.13 (0.00 to 0.32)
 Inflammation2 (8.0)0.15 (0.00 to 0.37)0 (0.0)0.00
 Sacroiliac joint dysfunction2 (8.0)0.15 (0.00 to 0.37)2 (5.4)0.13 (0.00 to 0.32)
 Spasm3 (12.0)0.23 (0.00 to 0.50)5 (13.5)0.34 (0.04 to 0.63)
 Sprain3 (12.0)0.23 (0.00 to 0.50)4 (10.8)0.27 (0.01 to 0.53)
 Strain5 (20.0)0.39 (0.05 to 0.73)6 (16.2)0.40 (0.08 to 0.73)
 Subluxation0 (0.0)0.001 (2.7)0.07 (0.00 to 0.20)
 Tendonitis2 (8.0)0.15 (0.00 to 0.37)0 (0.0)0.00
 Other†5 (20.0)0.39 (0.05 to 0.73)11 (29.7)0.74 (0.30 to 1.18)
 Total25 (100.0)1.94 (1.18 to 2.69)37 (100.0)2.49 (1.69 to 3.29)
  • *Data originates from NCAA ISP data, 2009/2010–2013/2014. Injuries are defined as injuries that: (1) occurred during a sanctioned practice or competition; and (2) were evaluated and/or treated by an athletic trainer, physician or other healthcare professional.

  • †‘Other’ injuries includes injuries with counts <5 among swimmers or divers in men's or women's swimming and diving. Injuries in this category with multiple reports included: bursitis (men: n=2; women: n=2), cysts (women: n=2), infectious disease (men: n=3; women: n=4) and nervous system (women: n=4). In addition, ‘Other’ injuries included injuries coded for diagnosis as ‘miscellaneous’.

  • AE, athlete-exposure; ISP, NCAA Injury Surveillance Program; NCAA, National Collegiate Athletic Association.