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Why Is Recreational Swimming So Important

Recreational swimming is the fourth most popular sport in America with well over 91 million participants according to the CDC. Swimming in a lake, river, ocean, or recreational swimming pool is a great way to spend time. Recreational swimming can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, and give you something fulfilling to do in your…

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10 Benefits of Swim Lessons for Kids

Studies show that many U.S. kids can’t swim and are at risk of drowning. Being able to swim doesn’t only open up the possibilities for fun new vacation activities. Still, it also provides peace of mind if your child is ever in a situation that involves water. Swim lessons are a great way for kids…

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10 Perks of Recreational Swimming on the Mind and Body

For many people, the thought of swimming inspires flashbacks to salt-flavored beach days and tiny backyard pools. Why is it so difficult to imagine making swimming a part of your health and fitness routine as an adult? You don’t need to be Michael Phelps or Katie Ledecky to get something out of a dip in the…

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Top 4 Fitness Routines to Try When Outside

Outdoor fitness has become increasingly popular and is here to stay. With all the benefits working out outdoors provide, it’s no wonder that’s the case! But if you’re trying to boost your outdoor fitness routine, what can you do to challenge yourself and get the best out of your workout? What are some exercises that…

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12 Great Reasons You Should Try Water Sports

Did you know that the Red Cross performed a survey finding out that about 80% of Americans say that they can swim? Unfortunately, only about 56% of swimmers know how to perform the basic skills to save their life in the water. No matter what age you are, learning to swim can save a life,…

10 Mental Health Benefits of Swimming and Water Exercise

Did you know that Aqua Zumba is a thing? There are many different water aerobic exercises that you can engage in that not only improve overall health but also have mental health benefits. Are you curious about the benefits of swimming on mental health? Keep reading to learn more about the mental health benefits of swimming and water…

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What Is the Best Age for Swimming Lessons?

For every human who can, learning to swim is a must. The ability to swim can help in all kinds of situations, from being able to have fun at pool parties to staying safe around water. But, as most of us know, learning to swim isn’t always easy and teaching your child can be just…

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How to Best Prepare for Your Swim Lessons

Swim lessons save lives. Almost 4,000 Americans drown every year. That is eleven deaths per day. Learning how to swim will keep you and your child from facing this risk. But it’s not as easy as jumping into the pool and throwing your arms around. You need to prepare for your swim lessons. What lessons…

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The Benefits of Water Fitness

Swimming is the fourth most popular sports activity in the US. In fact, just two and a half hours in the water each week could reduce your risk of chronic illness. Are you on the fence about going to the pool more often? Keep these six amazing benefits of water fitness in mind first. After reviewing this…

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How to Help Your Child Overcome Their Fear of Water

About 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, yet many people (including children) have a fear of water–more than 60% of Americans are afraid of deep water, and 45% are afraid of water over their heads. Unfortunately, a fear of water carries more risk than just an inability to compete in the Olympics.…