We’ve all heard that swimming is great for our bodies, from sculpting our muscles to blasting fat to being incredibly low impact meaning no sore feet or achy joints. Here’s some good news: you don’t need to be able to swim to take advantage of the many benefits of swimming. Below are swimming pool exercises for every level, from beginner all the way up to advanced. If you’re new to the water, start off with beginner swimming exercises and work your way up to advanced levels.
Freestyle swimming from one end of the pool to the other is a great way to get in shape, but if you aren’t keep on doing laps start off with jumping jacks or cross country skiing.
Intermediate swimming exercises really start working one’s endurance while still toning those muscles. Apart from aqua jogging or running, one great exercise for intermediates is treading water.
Beginner and intermediate pool exercises can move to “advanced” level simply by incorporating water dumbbells as these add resistance and force your body to work harder. An effective full body exercise for those who are advanced are side kicks:
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