6 reasons to go for a swim
6 million people enjoy the benefits of swimming regularly* – so why not join them? We’ve put together 6 reasons why you should…
Quick and Effective
30 minutes of swimming burns a similar amount of calories as 1hr of non-water based exercise. So ditch the smelly footwear and gym tops and get in the pool.
Turn up and Tone Up!
Get some mental wellbeing too! A study showed swimming significantly reduces levels of anxiety or depression** Swimming is a fantastic way to ‘be mindful’. No distractions from the phone, computer or kids, just you and the water.
Return to routine
If you stopped that pre or post work swim because of the change in routine recently why not pick it back up again? With lots of mind and body benefits it will give your spirit a lift too.
Mix it Up
If you are usually a gym junkie, doing a online workout video, bashing into furniture, try mixing in some swimming and see the difference. You might even be able to imagine ‘holiday’ vibes, just imagine you’re in an infinity pool in Bali and away you go!
Find a Friend
With 6 million people doing it every week, you probably know someone who is already swimming. Swimmers love to be social so go with them and enjoy!
*Roy Morgan Single Source (Australia), January – December 2017 (n=15,169)
** Swimming has significantly reduced the symptoms of anxiety or depression for 1.4 million adults in Britain. Almost half a million British adults with mental health problems have stated that the number of visits to a medical professional regarding their mental health has reduced as a result of swimming.
Epic Oceans Seven Swim Challenge
Perth swimmer Andy Donaldson is aiming to become the first person ever to complete all seven channels of the Oceans Seven Swim Challenge for mental health awareness.