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3 Advantages of Swim Training at an Indoor Swimming Pool

If you are looking to pick up a new fitness routine, indoor swimming is a great, low joint intensive activity that will work your overall fitness. Why consider joining a swimming club at a fitness facility or incorporating lap or free swim time into your fitness routine? There are many benefits to adopting a swim routine.

1.     Provide an Environment Children and Adults of All Ages to Build and Strength Swim Skills


Swimming builds stamina, strength, and speed in the water—along with confidence. If you’ve got young children just starting to get in the water, having access to a facility with a temperature controlled pool and swim lessons is a great way to prepare for those upcoming summer beach trips. Classes are also appropriate for adult learners who are learning to swim later in life. An indoor pool provides a safe, controlled environment. 


As sports season shifts into summer, now is the time to prep for swim team season and get some indoor laps in before transitioning to the outdoor pool. Access to a regulation swimming pool with lap lanes and free-swim time can give young competitors an added edge over their peers. 


2.     Improve Your Overall Fitness and Health

There are many health benefits of regular lap swimming. If you’re new to the activity, it’s smart to learn proper technique first by a taking a couple of lap swimming classes with an experienced trainer to help you stay injury-free and safe in the water. Not only can a lap swimming routine improve your endurance and overall cardiovascular health. It has been proven to help lower blood pressure and reduce stress. Swimming also engages your entire body, combining aerobics and strength training.


Swimming itself is an activity that puts little stress on your joints and because of this fact, it’s a therapeutic activity often suggested by health professionals for physical therapy and injury rehabilitation. When you’re exercising in the water, your body is up against less resistance while your muscles are working to keep you afloat. This helps in improving both flexibility and mobility.


3.     Manage Weight and Boost Confidence 


Swimming regularly is a great way to not only boost your confidence but help manage weight and lose it more effectively. Swimming also helps you do this in a healthy way. You’ll feel stronger as you build muscle and as a result, more confident. The best part is that you can see these personal health and wellness gains through participating in a fun activity.


Interested in swimming lesson, swim team training, or just scheduling some swim time or maybe you’re searching for an indoor swimming club near you? Universal Athletic Club (UAC) in Lancaster, PA boasts a fitness facility with a full aquatic center ready to cater to your needs.


UAC’s swim center amenities include a main pool and a deep pool—both heated to 82 degrees Fahrenheit—a 92 degree warm pool with jets, a hot tub heated to 102 degrees, a cold tub set to 52 degrees for workout recovery and even a steam room! Drop by and take a tour of the fitness and swim center and see what UAC has to offer. Memberships include total access to the gym.