shin splints from swimming?

Has anyone experienced shin splints from swimming?  I took up swimming a year ago and trained for competition after 45 years of not training.  I started getting severe calf cramps at end of workouts.  Dr initially said it was due to taking statins and had me stop them. I reduced the intensity and distance of my workouts but now it feels like shin splints. I also am getting tingling in calf and foot when I sit.