I never learned to swim when I was a kid. In fact, I used to be kind of afraid of the water. Every time I took swimming lessons, I ended up freezing and shivering and never got past Lesson #2.
But then I grew up and one day I was in the pool and said to my son, “Watch this!”
And he said, “What am I watching?”
And I said, “You are watching me not drown!”
I may never be a great swimmer but I taught myself not to drown and that’s a major improvement in my ‘swimming’ ability!
- Water exercises or movements are great for bodies. The water acts as resistance as your arms and legs swish through the water. Resistance builds muscle.
- You won’t sweat when you are exercising in the pool. I think that’s a big plus!
- Moving in the water lets the water massage your muscles. Massage is a good thing!
- Letting the water support you takes the weight of gravity off. Your spine can lengthen when you bob or float.
You don’t have to know how to swim or even how to float to enjoy moving your muscles in water.