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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!

Recreational 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.  

Swimming Competitively

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.

How Swimming Can Benefit You

  • Swimming can be so beneficial because it targets every muscle in your body as you move against the resistance of the water.  Swimming has the ability to elevate your heart rate and burn a lot of calories but also remain stress-free on the body.
  • This component also makes swimming friendly to all ages.  Activities like running and other sports may become difficult for elderly individuals as they are more taxing on the body. You can swim your whole life and your joints will remain pain-free.
  • Swimming helps build endurance, cardiovascular fitness, and muscle strength throughout your body. Swimmers are generally well-rounded athletes, as they have a good mix of muscular strength and endurance.
  • Swimming also helps maintain good heart health, healthy weight as well as respiratory health. It also promotes muscle tone and strength.  Since almost all of your muscles are being used in a swim workout, it allows you to get a full-body workout.

Get in the Water and Start Swimming!

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!

Physical Therapy
Service Type
Physical Therapy
Provider Name
Park Physical Therapy,
5500 Merrick Rd,Massapequa,New York -11758,
Telephone No. (516) 798-3789
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!