I bet you have driven passed the pool many times and dreamt about how nice it would be to just swim a few laps. I also know that unfortunately this thought is shadowed by a lot of (self)doubt as well; ‘Can I still swim?’, ‘Will I just embarrass myself?’, ‘Do I still have swimwear that suits me?’. Let's break through these barriers with these 4 very valid reasons to start swimming.
1. Being able to swim with your kids… with confidence!
If you're raising kids in Australia, or anywhere with nice weather and lots of water, chances are they love to be in the water. They can swim, feel confident and are happy to jump in the pool, but do you find yourself sitting on the sideline wishing you could join the fun? In only a few sessions you'll understand and master the basics of swimming which will boost your confidence to enjoy a play with your kids in the pool or the ocean!
2. Discover the underwater world
We are lucky enough to live right next to the Great Barrier Reef, and exploring this amazing underwater world is just magical. If you're not keen to go snorkeling the reef, or experience another underwater world near you, due to your lack of confidence in the water, it's time to get some lessons! Knowing that you can swim can make a world of difference and enable you to experience this amazing world.
3. Swimming for health reasons
The number one reason for adults wanting to learn to swim is that they are advised to head to the pool by a doctor or physio to improve their health or an injury. Swimming is great for people with sore backs, aching joints, and weight problems. Exercise in the water increases the resistance and at the same time is low-impact on joints. If you’ve never learned to swim this might seem daunting, so it might be a good idea to book a few lessons to start with.
4. A refreshing way to get fit
Port Douglas, Queensland is a beautiful place right in between the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef with beautiful weather all year round. However, beautiful weather for a holiday doesn’t always mean great conditions for an outdoor workout. Especially in summer, the higher temperatures combined with the humidity make it too hot for a run, walk or bike ride, but a swim in summer is beautiful!
If you're keen to get swimming after reading this blog, check out the rest of the Swimfit website to either join group or private Swimfit sessions in Port Douglas or join an Online Program and train whenever and wherever you like.