Did you know that practicing your swimming skills in the pool can actually save your life? It’s true!
Swimming is great exercise and the more you swim, the stronger you get. You also become more
comfortable with the water and maneuvering within it.
Hopefully it would never happen, but if you did have to tread water for a long period of time or you got
caught in a rip current, your story would be more apt to end happily than someone who was more
unaccustomed to the water.
Back in another lifetime, when I was in high school, I lifeguarded and gave swimming lessons at the local
swim club during the summers. The thing I noticed most was that the people who spent the most time
in the water were typically the strongest swimmers. And those who took the time to learn how to swim
properly expended less energy while swimming – enabling them to complete more laps and water
exercises, and to tread water longer.
Aside from a great way to ensure your water safety, swimming is an excellent exercise. It works all the
major muscle groups and it does in a low-impact, easy-on- the-joints manner.