Swimming is a great summer activity to participate in for the whole family. Not only can it be fun, but you can get quality exercise, engage socially with others, and cool off on a hot summer day. Whether you are at the pool or the beach, swimming can benefit your health in many ways. If you are looking for ways to stay active this summer, jump in the water and start swimming!
Swimming for recreation can be great for mental health and can benefit people of all ages. Getting in the water can help you to unwind after a stressful day, and cool off in the summer heat. Swimming acts as a quality low-impact form of exercise and is perfect for those who suffer from joint pain and other issues.
It is important that parents try to get their kids in the water at a young age to familiarize them with water safety. The more comfortable kids are in the water at a young age will allow them to develop useful skills in the water they will apply as they grow older.
For those who partake in competitive swimming is generally great athletes. Swimming requires a strong aerobic capacity to be able to compete at a high level. These swimmers reap the benefits of swimming as it can be a very vigorous workout.
Whether competitive swimmers are racing a 50-meter race or a 400-meter race, they are still gaining the benefits that the sport has to offer. See below for the benefits that swimming holds.
Swimming has proven benefits and it is a friendly activity for all ages. If you don’t have access to a pool, get on down to the beach during the summer and get some laps in. However, it is essential to stay safe in the water as well. When at a pool, it is vital that a lifeguard is present. If swimming at home, make sure there are others around so you are not alone in the pool area in case an accident occurs.
At the beach, make sure to stay in the designated swimming area, and are in the range of the lifeguard. Most importantly, be safe and have fun! If you suffer from an unfortunate injury related to swimming this summer, be sure to get in touch with Park Physical Therapy and we will be able to help you!