Originally Posted by Arien Malec
Gregory -- I suspect it's the KB work that saved you, although the swimming should help as well with the shoulder. KB work is awesome -- I don't do it enough.
Breaststroke is definitely horizontal pulling work. Swimmers who specialize in one stroke too strongly tend to get imbalances, particularly in the shoulders! In this case though, sticking to one stroke panned out well.
(sorry about the days late reply)