Benefits of swimming

 

There are many documented physical and psychological benefits associated with exercises and physical activity. Swimming is a healthy activity that can be practiced over your whole lifetime.  Because of the water’s buoyancy it is physically a low impact exercise unlike running and other land based exercises thus reducing physical stress on the body. 

 

This is the reason why swimming is also great for people with injuries, physical and mental disability. It makes movements that would be difficult or impossible on land, easy! When practiced as a group it is also a great social activity helping a person build new friendships, learn sportsmanship, and other skill sets such as: self discipline and goal setting. Also learning a new skill and overcoming an obstacle is rewarding experience that builds the sense of self worth, confidence, and independence, leading to a better quality of life.