Swimming is the fourth most popular activity/sport in the United States. To begin, swimming is an individual or team racing sport that requires the use of one’s entire body to move through the water. In some parts of the world, swimming is practiced as a sport, meanwhile, in order parts of the world, swimming is practiced for leisure. As well as it is being fun, swimming is a great way to keep fit, stay healthy, and make friends. Swimming can be done in a pool or open water.

Swimming is a great recreational activity for people of all ages, and this activity can be done in many different ways. Some common swimming styles include backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, Butterfly stroke, Front Crawl, and Freestyle.

Health benefits of swimming

  1. Swimming helps to work the whole body: swimming helps work your whole body, that is from head to toe. That is, swimming tones muscles builds endurance, and it increases your heart rate without stressing your body. No matter what swimming style you use, your whole body is affected.
  2. Swimming helps relieve people from some injuries: Swimming is a safe exercise option for people who are suffering from disabilities, and arthritis. Swimming helps reduce some of your pain or improve your recovery from an injury.
  3. Swimming is beneficial for people with MS: MS to begin with stands for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and so water makes the limbs buoyant, thereby serving as support for people with this illness during exercise.
  4. Swimming helps burn down calories, which is beneficial for those who want to cut down some weight.
  5. Also, swimming helps improve sleep quality.
  6. Swimming is a mood booster. Feeling the fresh water on your skin helps relieve stress and boost your mood at that moment.
  7. Pregnant women and their babies can also reap some wonderful rewards from swimming.
  8. Swimming helps builds endurance, muscle strength, and cardiovascular fitness
  9. Swimming improves coordination, balance, and posture
  10. Swimming lowers the risk of diseases because you are exercising which is good for the body.

Note that, in as much as swimming has a lot of health benefits, if you stay in water for long, for some people it can cause them to catch a cold. Swimming pools with a lot of chlorine can be very disadvantageous for the body. Chlorine irritates the lungs, so swimming in water for a long is very disadvantageous. Excess water on your skin can for a long period cause your skin, hair, and nails to get too dry.