We might be a little bias but we think everyone should love swimming because there are so many benefits.
Swimming is perfect for everyone and all personality types because you can either be a social swimmer who loves swimming with friends or a solo swimmer who uses their swim as a time to switch off and relax.
You can swim all year round
If you want to get cold and wet in the winter then exercise outdoors! Alternatively, you can find a lovely indoor swimming pool and swim in the warm, relaxing water.
It’s great for stress relief
Being immersed in water is great for stress relief because it allows your body to relax and switch off from what else is going on in the world. Contact with the water is very beneficial for the body and the regular rhythm of the stroke and the concentration of the technique can make you feel very relaxed and almost in a meditative state.
It’s a low impact sport
Swimming is easy on the joints which makes it suitable for every age and stage of life. Because you can work out as hard or as gently as you like, it makes it perfect for competitive swimmers and beginners alike.
Swimming makes you happy
As like any exercise, swimming releases endorphins (feel-good hormones) into the bloodstream giving you a natural post-workout high.
It’s for everyone
Swimming is fun for everyone, from babies to grandparents and is also a great way to maintain your fitness during pregnancy.
It’s not boring
Swimming is a fun way to keep in shape and there are now so many different forms of swimming that ensures you don’t get bored. Try aqua-aerobics, aqua-spinning or simple fitness drills with training aids to stay motivated.
It can save your life!
Lastly, swimming can save your life. If you’re a confident swimmer and have been taught water safety then this activity could potentially save your life.