8 Reasons Why Swimming Is The Healthiest Form Of Exercise
Updated: May 1, 2018
Over the years, we've had the pleasure of working with thousands of athletes of different ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, and interest levels. Here are THEIR reasons why they choose swimming as their top choice for exercise.
Easy on the joints - Swimming is low-impact and is an excellent form of therapy for individuals with muscle and joint pain.
Refreshing - People love water for a reason. Getting out of a pool after a productive workout feels refreshing and rejuvenating.
Total body workout - Swimming movements often hit muscles we don't often use. This is especially true if one can swim all 4 competitive strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle)
Excellent cardio - People flock to pools in the summer to escape the heat. We often heat up and sweat profusely during exercise. During a swim workout, we are still sweating, yet we can keep working due to the cooling effect of being in the water.
Lifelong - Football, basketball, tennis, cycling, and running might not be able to be done in to old age, but swimming can. It is common to see 80-year-olds swimming!
Technical - Swimming is a lifelong sport not only because it can be done well in to old age but because there is always something technical to work on.
Flexibility - Swimming promotes flexibility because of the movements that are associated with each of the strokes. "Length" and "stretch" are buzzwords used by coaches every day in training.
Cross-training - Many people add swimming as a supplement to help other activities they are involved in.