The benefits of learning to swim as an adult

Swimming is an essential life skill that all adults should learn and our learn to swim is a fantastic program for any adult. Not only is it a fun and enjoyable form of physical activity, swimming also offers a wide range of physical and mental benefits.

Physical benefits:
• Swimming is a low-impact form of exercise that is easy on the joints, making it a great option for older adults or those with injuries or chronic conditions.
• It is a full-body workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, strength, and endurance.
• Swimming can also help to improve flexibility, balance, and coordination.

Mental benefits:
• Swimming is a great stress-reliever and can help to reduce anxiety and depression.
• It is a meditative and calming activity that can clear the mind and improve focus and concentration.
• It also helps to improve self-esteem and body image, as well as promoting a sense of accomplishment.

Safety benefits:
• Knowing how to swim is a critical safety skill, especially in a country like Australia where many people live near the coast or have access to swimming pools.
• It can help to prevent drowning, which is a leading cause of death in Australia.

Social benefits:
• Swimming is a social activity that can be enjoyed with friends and family.
• Joining a swimming class can also be a great way to meet new people and make new friends.

If you’re an adult who can’t swim, it’s never too late to start. There are many swimming classes and programs available for people of all ages and abilities. So why not give it a try and see the benefits for yourself?
Here at UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre we offer both Adult Learn to Swim lessons and Squad programs. If you’d like to know more about these programs, you can fill out the form below or pop in to check out the facilities!