Swimming is a great workout because you need to move your whole body against the resistance of the water.Swimming is a great form of all-round exercise. It's ideal if you want to be more active and stay healthy, whatever your age or ability.Swimming is a lifelong skill that could save a life. If you can't swim, it's never too late to learn. Most pools cater for a variety of tastes and abilities, such as women-only classes, parent and toddler groups, and lessons for different age groups.

Health benefits of swimming

Swimming is a good all-round activity because Regular swimming can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and  stroke. It can also boost your mood and keep your weight under control.

keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness helps maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs tones muscles and builds strength provides an all-over body workout as nearly all of your muscles are used during swimming.

It improve circulation,boost heart and lung function,increase muscle tone and strength,build endurance,reduce swelling and fluid retention and burn calories, which helps to manage weight gain  and promote good sleep.

Avoid swimming alone. Plan your swim: check the water temperature, entry and exit points, currents and tides (where relevant), weather conditions and water cleanliness.

The swimming pool makes a great playground and a great gym, even for non-swimmers, with activities such as aqua fit. However, learning to swim will introduce you to a whole new world of water-based activities in the pool and beyond.

Try to set aside time every week to go to the pool, before or after work or on weekends. Write it in a diary so it becomes a permanent fixture in your weekly schedule. Consider getting an annual swim pass. This will help you save money and encourage you to go more often.