Learn how to swim for your health and safety
Swimming is not only a life skill that every Australian should learn, but it also leads to a lifetime of fitness, fun and good health.
Swimming is a great way to boost your health, fitness, and wellbeing and can be done at a leisurely pace or as a competitive pursuit. Heated indoor pools are the perfect place to learn to swim, with lessons offered all year round. Don’t wait for summer to hone your skills. With the promise of a hot shower at the end, swimming through the winter months keeps adults fit and prepares children for the summer months of beach and pool visits.
RACV Club personal trainer and swim coach Alex Piatrow says swimming is a great workout for all ages because it’s low impact and exercises the whole body.
“It's a full-body workout. Whether it’s freestyle, breaststroke or butterfly, swimming helps build muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness,” Piatrow says. “Even playing and walking in water works. You should do what feels good.”