"Swimming is a great total-body workout.
Swimming not only strengthens the arms,
shoulders, and legs, it also works the
abdominal muscles, hips, buttocks, and
back. And that's just the half of it:
with every stroke, you're also conditioning
your lungs, heart, and vascular system."
Fitness Swimmer, Nov/Dec 1999
is the Great Equalizer!
What other activity
is available to such a wide cross
section of society? From a six-month
old "WaterBaby" to
a 100-year-old (and beyond) U.S. Masters
swimmer, and every age in between; From
the very fit to the very sedentary; from
the tallest to the shortest; From the skilled
athlete to the somewhat uncoordinated...the
water's buoyancy provides a weightless
environment where everyone can
It Safely in the Water!
from back surgery? Injure
yourself running or lifting?
Just beginning an exercise
program? The water's unique
combination of buoyancy
and resistance offer an
environment that puts very
little stress on your bones
and joints while offering
constant resistance to your every move.
And the water is much more efficient than
air in removing excess heat--allowing you
to work out at a higher level without overheating.
Get a safe and thorough workout of your
entire body--in much less time and with
much less risk of injury!
All Ages & Skill
Whether you're a seasoned competitor
or a beginner of any age, the water offers
a wide variety of options: lap swimming,
water walking or jogging, water fitness
classes, swim lessons, or simply relaxing.
Come on in--the water is GREAT!
Those Extra Pounds
From the January 20, 2003
issue of Newsweek : "Studies show
exercise can promote long term health no
matter how much you weigh... Combined with
a healthy diet, it also staves off obesity.
How many calories does your workout burn?" the
author asked. Swimming, at 790 calories
per hour was number one, beating out every
other exercise activity including walking
(325 cal/hr), aerobics (505 cal/hr), and
running (720 cal/hr for 10 minute mile