There is a bit of a misconception concerning exercise and swimming. Sure, it is great if you can train like you are preparing for the Ironman and do lap after endless lap. But for most people, that is not how they choose to enjoy their swim environment.

At that is totally fine. You don’t have to be drenched in sweat and gasping for breath to get some positive health benefits from your swimming pool.

The first thing to understand is that there are two types of training as it relates to your heart, aerobic and anaerobic. Aerobic uses oxygen and anaerobic does not. You can achieve both in your swimming pool, and anaerobic is a totally fine activity to do during swimming.

Also, you can keep your heart rate up without the high impact stress on your bones and joints. Swimming lets you keep up your endurance, muscle strength and cardio fitness. You can tone your muscles and build your core strength from just playing with the kids or padding around on a kickboard.

“As well as being fun, swimming is a great way to keep fit, stay healthy and make friends. Swimming is a healthy activity that you can continue for a lifetime. It is a low-impact activity that has many physical and mental health benefits,” reported