Swimming is a remarkably effective workout because it combines three important types of exercise in one: aerobics, stretching and strengthening. Any stroke is fine. Many swimmers prefer the crawl, but the breast, side and back strokes are favored for those who don’t like putting their face in the water.
Lap swim is designed for organized swimming up and down the length of the pool repeatedly. If multiple people are sharing a lane, typically, you circle swim.
Lap Swim Benefits
- improves endurance and cardiovascular health
- helps lower blood pressure
- increases flexibility
- helps you control your weight
- boosts your balance
- reduces fall risk
- helps sharpen thinking
- helps reduce stress