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It is important to note that starting a swimming program should not be taken lightly.

Swimming instructors advise swimmers to never swim under the influence of alcohol.
We should never swim alone, and we should know our limits, trying as much as possible to swim with a lifeguard on duty and have a telephone nearby for emergencies.
Also, experts advise us to know the basics of Cardiovascular Pulmonary Resuscitation. If you want to learn buy are afraid of drowning, organizations like the YMCA and YWCA advise us to enroll in classes.
There are many places like these which offer regular-swimming classes geared toward both adults and children.
Beyond the many health benefits of swimming listed above, it can be inexpensive and an entertaining way to spend time with our family and friends.


We learned that there are many of the appearance and circulatory benefits you can expect from just 8-12 weeks of swimming.

The appearance benefits are body composition changes, which increases in muscle tissue and decreases in body fat and circumference changes, which are reduction in the size of the body parts.
The circulatory benefits include decreases in heart rate, cholesterol, and blood pressure and increases in stroke volume, which is the amount of blood pumped out of your heart with each beat.
very important advantage is that swimming helps to reduce incidence of heat illness, because they dissipate body heat to the cool water.
In addition, swimming involves all the major muscles in the body, and as a result, it gives you more of a total conditioning effect than many other sports.
swimmers tend to have fewer problems with injuries than other sports like runners because the buoyancy of the water helps reduce excessive pressure on the joints and bones.


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Web Revised Friday, May 14, 1999
by Iva Haddad
for CIS 212, Cuyamaca College