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Did you make it a goal to get in shape for the new year? Put that triathlon on your bucket list? Just want a new challenge? What about swimming? Yep, swim lessons are not just for kids. Swimming is an amazing way to get in shape, it’s affordable, and it’s something anyone can do.
“Swimming alleviates stress. It improves coordination, balance, posture, and even flexibility. Swimming is affordable. Really, all you need is a place to swim, a suit, goggles and maybe a cap,” said Betsy Zielinski with SafeSplash Swim School.
SafeSplash Swim School is a year round swim lesson school for kids and adults. They have a wide range of classes for kids but we wanted to know about adults who may want to get their feet wet.
“You are never too young OR too old to swim,” said Betsy Zielinski with SafeSplash Swim School, “On a personal level, I think swimming has the potential to break down so many inhibitions that build on a daily basis. When you’re in the pool training or doing laps, the rhythmic repetition combined with the stimulus void that only being under water can provide lends to a lot of reflection. It can be a very relaxing escape.”
SafeSplash has a wide range of adult curriculums including one for adults just learning to swim or even programs geared specifically for Masters swimmers or triathlon training.
“So many of our employees have competitive swim backgrounds that there is no lack of guidance for any level,” said Betsy, “We encourage our Instructors to discover what is best for their client and consult our administrative team to make sure every need is met if gaps are seen.”
Swimming is also a good option for someone who can’t take the stress of pounding on the pavement while running or jumping around in an exercise class.
“Swimming is an all-around healthy activity because it keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body. Exercise in the water builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness. Nearly all of your muscles are used during swimming so it provides an all-over body workout,” said Betsy.
So whether you are a seasoned swimming looking to improve or someone who is hoping to add a new exercise to the mix, swimming could be the perfect fit for you!