Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's Never Too Late to Swim

Do you know that millions of Americans can't swim? So if you are one of them, don't be ashamed anymore. It is never too late to learn how to swim. There is such great joy that can be derived from heading into the pool or a dip in the ocean; it isn't worth missing out on it, just because you never learned how.

Aside from the fun that can be had with this sport, swimming is an extremely healthy activity that can get you into amazing shape and keep you there with little damage or stress to your body. Being in the water is very easy on your joints and allows you to perform cardiovascular exercises and movements that you may not be able to do on dry land. Once you get involved with swimming, you will notice fantastic changes in your body, from a toned physique to more energy completing your daily tasks. Your lung capacity will increase as well too as you get to be a better swimmer, this improvement will show in every aspect of your life.

Written by Donna Chan
Swim Instructor, Seattle Athletic Club Downtown

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