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The Beginner’s Guide to Swimming

By Adrienne Erin, Get Healthy U, 08/30/18, 12:00PM CDT

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Many people find there is something soothing and relaxing about being in the water — even when they are working out.

Are you ready to make a big splash and take your workout into a pool or lake?

Step, jump, or dive into our Beginner’s Guide to Swimming. Swimming is a great total body workout for all fitness levels. Whether you are an athlete or someone dealing with arthritis, swimming is an ideal exercise for you because it combines cardio and strength training and is low-impact.

No matter what your age or fitness level, swimming is a great way to switch up your exercise routine and do a workout that’s easy on your joints.

Swimming for beginners doesn’t need to be intimidating — learn the proper form, gear and workouts to help you get started and help you get the most out of your first workout in the pool.