1. Because swimming is a lot more effortless than we tell ourselves
Swimming is too difficult? Not really. It just depends on the right planning. You can pack the swimming bag the night before – and if you take it to work first, there is a much higher probability that you will actually go to the pool after work with Lifeguard License.
2. Because the “gear” for swimming is minimal
Almost everyone who goes to the lake or beach in summer has a bikini, bathing suit or swimming trunks at home. And you don’t need much more than that: one or two towels, your flip flops or slippers, a drinking bottle and your shower stuff. That’s all that needs to find space in your swim bag. not much, right? There is even room for a fitness bar or for another prepared meal, a healthy meal prep.
3. Because you kill two birds with one stone when you swim: power up and chat
When you’re not swimming alone, swimming can become more fun than exercise. Especially if your swimming motivation is rather moderate, a swimming partner is an advantage. He or she can really pull you along.
4. Because swimming is one of the healthiest sports
And just because everyone knows that, that’s one of the best reasons. Because it doesn’t matter how much you weigh – the water carries you.
5. Because swimming is a total body workout
You train your arms with the arm pull and your legs with the kick. For example, when you swim the breaststroke, you train your inner and outer thighs more. You train your back and abdominal muscles, i.e. the middle of your body, the entire time you swim.
Of course, when you swim you also train your physical condition – as with actually any endurance sport.
6. Because we can dive into the water and clear our heads
Feeling weightless in the water isn’t just a physical benefit, it’s also a mental one. When you dive underwater and listen to the sounds or concentrate on your swimming technique, get into a rhythm – and forget everything around you, you realize: your head is free. Perhaps swimming will also help you to organize your thoughts or to finally find a solution to everyday problems: Afterwards your head will be free.
7. Because different swimming techniques make the sport so varied
When it comes to swimming, many people think of the classic breaststroke. It is precisely the different swimming techniques that make the sport so varied. In addition to the breaststroke, there are three other swimming techniques, such as the front crawl. The front crawl is one of the fastest swimming techniques, because you create continuous drive through your movement when front crawling.
8. Because the feeling after swimming is awesome
Most of the time you don’t even notice what you’re doing while you’re swimming. You often only feel it when you lift yourself out of the water with “slim” legs.
9. Because swimming can be regenerative
In addition to sport, swimming can also be a form of regeneration.
It sounds a little strange that swimming is used for regeneration after running, for example. Isn’t it also easy to run? no It’s actually not that easy to suddenly run slow and easy when you’re usually running at a certain pace. However, swimming is a balancing counterpart to running, precisely because you train and strain all muscle groups at the same time. Unlike running, however, the strain on swimming does not place any weight on the body, which is easy on your musculoskeletal system and joints. In addition, the gentle water movements and the warmth in the water have a massaging and relaxing effect on your muscles.
10. Because you can reward yourself on the spot after your swim
If you’ve worked hard in the pool, you’ve earned a reward afterwards. Perhaps treat yourself to a massage in the hot tub. Or you can enjoy the pleasant temperature on the heated bench, have a sip of water or an isotonic drink and simply lean back. Maybe you also feel like “real” wellness and you go to the sauna or have a massage. Do you prefer action to relaxation? Then go down the slide or jump from the 5 or 10 meter board. Just think about what’s good for you after your swim and whether you even feel like doing anything or just want to go home – that’s okay too.