You know that awful feeling you have when you are invited to a pool party, and while others are swimming from one end of the pool to the other, you’re just perched on the edges of the pool, or you quietly sit on the chaise lounge while others are having the time of their or lives? Well, we think now is as good a time as any to change that narrative.
Another scenario could be you just wanting to have a good downtime and relax in the pool, but knowing you can’t swim, robs you of that beautiful experience, so you do something else instead. If the above mentioned reasons aren’t enough, then keep reading.
Here are 5 more reasons that should help convince you to book a session with a swimming coach today:
Swimming is an exercise that contributes to the state of your well-being. It is a workout that requires you to move all the muscles in your body,thus, building and toning your muscles.
It also helps maintain a healthy heart and lungs as you take each stroke and learn to catch your breath. If you want to burn some calories, take swimming classes and your body will thank you for it.
Hobby / Recreation Sport
Swimming is one of the few exercises that many refer to as a hobby. It is fun and relaxing. People swim at parties for the fun of it.
There is just this inexplicable joy you feel after a good swim that makes you want to go at it again and again. Are you looking for something fun to include in your life? Take swimming classes if you aren’t a swimmer yet.
Swimming is needed for survival. It’s one of the vital skills that will be needed at some point either for yourself or to save someone else. It teaches you endurance, discipline and body coordination.
Some reality shows require participants to be good swimmers especially if it’s a show about survival. You never can tell, you may get stranded or lost and the only route available may require you to swim your way out.
Psychologists have revealed that swimming boosts one’s mental health. A study conducted in Britain, showed that swimming helped reduce signs of depression and anxiety in patients.
Remember that joy that comes from swimming? It is as a result of oxytocin “happy hormone” being released into the system. It causes the excitement that comes with swimming which improves your overall mood. Having a bad day? Go for swimming classes.
Swimming also serves as a confidence and esteem booster. Watch how confident swimmers are when it’s times to go for a dive! They are fearless and comfortable in the water.
As an esteem booster, swimming helps you spend more time with your body. With each learning process, you fall more in love with your body. You may even begin to feel “free” in / with your body as you progress and feel the waves of the water guiding your every move.
Taking swimming lessons also helps you achieve a good night’s rest. All that excitement that comes from finally trying something out of your comfort zone can knock you off to bed.
Looking for a mini-adventure? Take swimming classes.