Just Add Swimming in 2016!

Swimming is one of the most popular activities in Australia. As well as being enjoyable and at times relaxing, swimming is a great way to keep fit, stay healthy and make friends. It is an activity that can contribute significantly to your health, both physically and mentally, and that you can continue for a lifetime. Swimming is the perfect activity to add to your health and fitness regime in 2016.

Health benefits of swimming
Swimming is a great workout because you need to move your whole body against the resistance of the water.

Swimming is a good all-round activity because it:
·         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.
Other benefits of swimming
Swimming has many other benefits including:
·         being a relaxing and peaceful form of exercise
·         alleviating stress
·         improving coordination, balance and posture
·         improving flexibility
·         providing good low-impact therapy for some injuries and conditions
·         providing a pleasant way to cool down on a hot day
How to get started?
The Doug Ellis Swimming Pool at the Clayton campus offers a variety of programs to suit all swimming abilities. If you are comfortable with swimming, come and try our Swim Fit program. If you would like to learn how to swim, enrol into our Learn to Swim Program or Water Wise, for Monash University students. It’s never too late to learn!