The benefits of swimming

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American Lifeguard and Safety Training™

Do you want to get back to sport but you do not know which sport to choose? If running is fashionable, it is not always indicated, especially when you have fragile joints. Among the most complete sports, swimming may well seduce you ... Although it may seem less obvious to practice (you have to bring your belongings, wear a swimsuit, go to the pool), discover all its benefits and let -convince you.

Excellent cardiovascular activity

Lifeguard course and swimming is a great endurance activity! Swimming for 30 minutes, 2 to 3 times a week, allows you to significantly increase your cardiac performance. The risks of cardiovascular diseases are thus limited.

BE CAREFUL not to go too abruptly. Go gradually, the acceleration of the heart rate must be measured to be effective. So, if you feel short of breath, take a break to catch your breath. So start with a few lengths and then increase with each session by reducing the break times.

The cardiovascular benefit is only obtained with regularity: better 2 to 3 times 30 minutes per week rather than 2 hours once a week.

Work all your muscles gently

Thanks to the gravitational effect of water, muscles work painlessly and movements are smoother. By swimming you use all of your muscles from head to toe, favoring some depending on the type of swimming chosen.

Breaststroke: biceps, abdominals, calves, and pecs.
Butterfly: deep abdominals.

Crawl: all major muscles of the arms, legs, shoulders, back, abdominals, and chest.

Back crawl ideal for the back muscles.

Refine your silhouette

Complete swimming is ideal for weight loss. The resistance of the water allows more calories to be burned and the draining effect of the water allows the skin to be smoothed. The ample movements of swimming allow you to build muscle by lengthening the muscle rather than by mass gain. As the sessions progress, the body becomes more toned and the silhouette is refined.

The best sport for the back

By swimming regularly, you build muscle in your upper body and strengthen your abs and lower back belt, which in turn relieves your back.
The body works smoothly and smoothly thanks to the lifting phenomenon thus preventing the back from absorbing and compensating for shocks during exercise.

Benefits for the mind too

The state of weightlessness conferred by the water allows an overall muscle relaxation that recalls life in utero and provides a real feeling of fullness. The tensions disappear to leave a feeling of well-being. In addition, the practice of the sport allows the secretion of endorphin, the hormone of pleasure that leads to bliss. By practicing swimming you also act on your stress and your tensions, thus reducing the risks of depression.

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