Now here is something that you might not know, as it is a highly guarded secret amongst adult folk ... over a third of adults in the UK are non-swimmers (yes a third!)
No matter what your age or how fit (or unfit!) you are, swimming is a form of exercise that health professionals and doctors highly recommend and it is especially good as you get older, or if there are any joint or muscle injuries.
Here at the Swim People, we think the benefits of learning to swim are endless. The fact that it can save your life as well as others is just a start.
The beauty of swimming is that it is a low impact sport, there is no ground impact when you swim so you protect the joints from stress and strain, making swimming a sport that can be continued for a lifetime. The United States Masters Swimming competitions, has a 100 - to 104-year-old age group category!
Regular swimming can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and strokes. It can also boost/lift your mood and keep your weight under control.
Swimming is a great form of all-round exercise. It's ideal if you want to be more active and stay healthy, whatever your age or ability.
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