Why should you swim?
Swimming is a great sport that consists of moving through the water, it not only supports your physical health, but also your mental health. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular sports in the Olympics, and it brings great opportunities such as traveling, a chance to earn money and even swim coaching or teaching in the future. It is also a fun way to keep in shape and get moving! Swimming is for everyone, whether you choose to do it competitively or just for fun, it will keep your fitness levels good, your weight healthy, and most importantly, make you feel great.
Physical Benefits of swimming:
Swimming brings along many benefits that will help your body keep healthy and strong. The physical benefits that come with it are very important and you will begin to notice a difference after just a few weeks. Swimming...
- Gets you fit
- Tones your body
- More muscle!
- Helps maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs
- Improves Posture
- Boosts the immune system
Join a club! Thame Swimming Club
Did you know that just 30 minutes of swimming front crawl burns 300 calories? That’s more than double that of walking!
There are a range of leisure centers and swimming pools across Oxfordshire. Find your local swimming pools on your district council website:
- West Oxfordshire
- South Oxfordshire
- Vale of White Horse District (South West)
- North Oxfordshire (Cherwell district)
Did you know that swimming can help people get a good night’s sleep? According to the National Sleep Foundation, exercise has a link to quality of sleep, and intense activities like swimming can even help people to fall asleep faster.
Swimming has loads more benefits!
Swimming not only physically benefits you, but it also improves your mental health and wellbeing.
Mental health benefits of swimming:
- Releases endorphins (These are natural feel-good hormones that increase positivity and bring about a sense of wellbeing and happiness)
- Reduces stress
- Boosts brain health (being in the water increases blood flow to the brain)
- Great way to meet new people and make new friends
- The repetitiveness and the cool water have soothing effects on your mind and body
Join a club! City of Oxford Swimming Club
Did you know that 30 minutes exercising in the water is worth 45 minutes of the same activity on land?