I have a son who has had surgery and missed the last 10 weeks and is still another 2 weeks off coming back to a slow transition into training. How will this affect his long season competitions and championships. His rest from swimming is due to an ear infection and not muscular.
I am a big believer that everything happens for a reason, and that something good can come out of situations like the one you have sent in.
In many ways, the last 12 weeks would have given your son the chance to grow and develop and his body would be fresh from the rigours of swimming.
The best way to get back into swimming is slowly and I am pleased you have mentioned a slow transition back to training.
It will take your son 6 to 8 weeks to get back to feeling good in the water. If he is 13 years or younger, it may take another 6 weeks to get back to how he was swimming before. It may take a touch longer of he is older.
So, if there is at least 12 to 14 weeks until his long course season competitions and championships he has every opportunity to get back to his best. It may or may not happen and during this period he will need plenty of encouragement and positive support.
There will be weeks that he will find difficult and these will be the key times he will need your support.
Let me know how he goes.
The Swimming Expert