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Exercising in water offers many physical and mental health benefits and is a good choice for anyone who wants to be more active.
Swimming is the fourth most popular sports activity in the United States and a good way to get regular aerobic physical activity
Water-based exercise can help people with arthritis improve the use of their arthritic joints without worsening symptoms.
Swimming can decrease anxiety, and exercise therapy in warm water can decrease depression and improve mood.
Water-based exercise can improve the health of pregnant people and has a positive effect on the pregnant person’s mental health.
Parents of children with developmental disabilities find that recreational activities, such as swimming, improve family connections.
Learning to swim is an important life safety skill
Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of unintentional injury or death for children under 14, with the highest rates among children ages 1-4. For every child who dies from drowning, another eight receive emergency department care for non-fatal drowning. Whether you use a pool or not, swimming is an important lifesaving skill.
Aquatics are for all ages
Children can participate in swimming lessons before they can walk! Parent/child swim lessons provide water safety education and bonding opportunities that can last a lifetime. Water-based exercise can benefit older adults by improving their quality of life and decreasing disability