Eat right for your sport & health

Here Are Some Benefits of Swimming

  • Swimming is good exercise.
  • Swimming is a lifetime sport that benefits the body and the whole person.
  • Swimming does exercise almost the entire body including your heart, lungs, and muscles, with very little joint strain.
  • Swimming does burn calories at a rate of about 3 calories a mile per pound of bodyweight.
  • Swimming is a healthy activity that can be continued for a lifetime, and the health benefits swimming offers for a lifetime are worth the effort it takes to get to the swimming pool.
  • Swimming can develop a swimmer's general strength, cardiovascular fitness and endurance.
  • Swimming also develops life skills such as sportsmanship, time management, self-discipline, goal setting, and an increased sense of self worth through the participation in the sport.

Swimming is a great workout because you need to move your whole body against the resistance of the water

  • Keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body
  • Builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness
  • Helps maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs
  • Tones muscles and builds strength
  • Provides an all over body workout, as nearly all of your muscles are used during swimming.

    • Swimming has many other benefits including

      • Being a relaxing and peaceful form of exercise
      • Alleviating stress
      • Improving coordination, balance and posture
      • Improving flexibility
      • Providing good low impact therapy for some injuries and conditions
      • Providing a pleasant way to cool down on a hot day
      • Being available in many places you can swim in swimming pools, beaches, lakes, and rivers
      • Make sure that the environment you choose to swim in is safe