10 Benefits of Swimming
Swimming can lower Blood Pressure in adults*
Swimming trains the body to use oxygen more efficiently, this is generally reflected in decrease of both resting heart rate and resting breathing rate*
Swimming can lead to a significant improvement of vascular function*
Swimming can burn roughly the same amount of calories as jogging with less stress on your joints.
Swimming has a relaxing, meditative side; it can improve your mental state by putting you in a better mood.
Swimming is an activity that you can do for a lifetime.
Swimming improves muscle strength and flexibility.
Swimming uses multiple muscle groups at one time (arms, legs, core, shoulders, back).
The resistance of water lets you workout vigorously with less chance of injury than other workouts.
Swimming in cool water can help make it much more bearable to workout during hot summer months.