8 Reasons Why Swimming Is Good For You!
It’s the only sport that can save your life
Over 400 people drown in the UK every year and it is the third most common cause of accidental death in children.
Swimming is a sport people can start at any age, and can do for life!
Swimming has no barrers when it comes to age restriction! There is even a category for people who want to race in events over the age of 100! So if you want to learn an activity that’s with you for life then Swimming is is the one for you!
Swimming is for all
No matter what your age, weight and physical ability, swimming and water-based activities can provide you with a workout.
It’s a fun activity
Leisure centres offer all types of sessions such as aqua aerobics or gym-style pool based programmes.
Swimming can offer the ultimate challenge
No matter what level you are at, swimming can allow you to achive many goals or dreams! Whether that’s swimming the length of the channel in your local pool, taking the plunge at an open water even like a triathlon, or even be the next olympic gold medalist, if you learn to swim your on the right track, or should we say, in the right lane!
Swimming is great for people with medical conditions
Swimming is particularly good for pregnant women or those with disabilities, injuries or illnesses like arthritis because swimming can support up to 90% of the body’s weight in the water. Don’t forget always consult with a medical practioner before going swimming or doing any water based activity.
It’s great for shaping up
Even a gentle swim can burn over 200 Kcal in half an hour and a fast front crawl can burn as many calories as an 8mph run.
It’s great for mental health
Studies have shown swimming improves psychological well being. Female swimmers in particular have been shown to experience significantly less tension, depression and anger after exercising than before.