Table 2

Number of injuries and injury rates with 95% CIs by body part 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
 Head/face5 (4.0)0.06 (0.01 to 0.11)4 (2.3)0.04 (0.00 to 0.08)
 Neck0 (0.0)0.002 (1.2)0.02 (0.00 to 0.05)
 Shoulder/clavicle43 (34.7)0.51 (0.36 to 0.67)63 (36.8)0.60 (0.45 to 0.75)
 Arm/elbow6 (4.8)0.07 (0.01 to 0.13)4 (2.3)0.04 (0.00 to 0.08)
 Hand/wrist11 (8.9)0.13 (0.05 to 0.21)4 (2.3)0.04 (0.00 to 0.08)
 Trunk20 (16.1)0.24 (0.13 to 0.34)30 (17.5)0.29 (0.18 to 0.39)
 Hip/groin6 (4.8)0.07 (0.01 to 0.13)10 (5.9)0.10 (0.04 to 0.15)
 Thigh/upper leg6 (4.8)0.07 (0.01 to 0.13)6 (3.5)0.06 (0.01 to 0.10)
 Knee11 (8.9)0.13 (0.05 to 0.21)19 (11.1)0.18 (0.10 to 0.26)
 Lower leg2 (1.6)0.02 (0.00 to 0.06)6 (3.5)0.06 (0.01 to 0.10)
 Ankle2 (1.6)0.02 (0.00 to 0.06)5 (2.9)0.05 (0.01 to 0.09)
 Foot7 (5.7)0.08 (0.02 to 0.15)9 (5.3)0.09 (0.03 to 0.14)
 Other5 (4.0)0.06 (0.01 to 0.11)9 (5.3)0.09 (0.03 to 0.14)
 Total124 (100.0)1.48 (1.22 to 1.74)171 (100.0)1.63 (1.38 to 1.87)
Divers
 Head/face1 (4.0)0.08 (0.00 to 0.23)5 (13.5)0.34 (0.04 to 0.63)
 Neck2 (8.0)0.15 (0.00 to 0.37)3 (8.1)0.20 (0.00 to 0.43)
 Shoulder/clavicle8 (32.0)0.62 (0.19 to 1.05)2 (5.4)0.13 (0.00 to 0.32)
 Arm/elbow1 (4.0)0.08 (0.00 to 0.23)1 (2.7)0.07 (0.00 to 0.20)
 Hand/wrist2 (8.0)0.15 (0.00 to 0.37)6 (16.2)0.40 (0.08 to 0.73)
 Trunk5 (20.0)0.39 (0.05 to 0.73)14 (37.8)0.94 (0.45 to 1.44)
 Hip/groin1 (4.0)0.08 (0.00 to 0.23)0 (0.0)0.00
 Thigh/upper leg1 (4.0)0.08 (0.00 to 0.23)0 (0.0)0.00
 Knee1 (4.0)0.08 (0.00 to 0.23)1 (2.7)0.07 (0.00 to 0.20)
 Lower leg1 (4.0)0.08 (0.00 to 0.23)1 (2.7)0.07 (0.00 to 0.20)
 Ankle2 (8.0)0.15 (0.00 to 0.37)2 (5.4)0.13 (0.00 to 0.32)
 Foot0 (0.0)0.001 (2.7)0.07 (0.00 to 0.20)
 Other0 (0.0)0.001 (2.7)0.07 (0.00 to 0.20)
 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.

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