outdoor cleanline pool designed by coastal aquatic creations at santa monica

Health Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is a great way to enjoy a healthy, fun, relaxing lifestyle. Swimmers utilize all of their muscle groups against the resistance of the water, making swimming one of the best aerobic exercises for a total body work out. There are many physical and mental benefits that are a result of this fun, low-impact activity. Swimming can be enjoyed throughout life.

Below are several health benefits of swimming:

  • helps to maintain a healthy weight
  • increases heart rate
  • builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness
  • provides low-impact therapy
  • builds up bone mass
  • reduces inflammation
  • improves lung capacity
  • may alleviate asthma symptoms
  • improves coordination, balance, and posture
  • increases flexibility
  • lowers stress and depression
  • may increase life-span
  • provides a pleasant way to cool down on a hot day