There is something magical about the watery embrace of swimming that before you know it, you are already thinking about and perceiving life in a completely different light. This is because swimming lessons teach you a lot more than just how to kick against and paddle through the water. If are a regular swimmer, you already know but if you are yet to be one then find out below why you should join swimming to make a better life.
1. Swimming teaches to do teamwork
When you are a member of a swim team even if during swimming lessons you take, swimming helps to build the ability to work in as a team. The goals that you have to achieve as a team becomes important to you. The word ‘I’ becomes ‘we’
2. Helps in building a social network
You have to visit a pool daily if you are taking swimming lessons. You meet with the same people every day and have to talk with them every day. This helps in making bonds with new people. These bonds go beyond swimming.
3. Teaches time management
Swimming lessons have to be a scheduled activity. This schedule teachers to manage time in a better way. You have to plan your day around swimming and thus you have to manage time effectively. Soon you will learn to utilize even your free time effectively
4. Swimming teaches setting a goal and reaching it
Competition in swimming means that you have to set goals and try to reach them. In a competitive scenario, you just can give up on your goal. Giving up means failing so you try your best to reach them.
5. It improves your physical health
Swimming has many health benefits like keeping your heart rate up, building endurance and even helping to keep your weight in check.
6. Swimming teaches to deal with stress and depression
Swimming is an intense physical activity and any physical activity that requires vigorous muscular contraction releases a chemical called Endorphins in the brain which is a natural stress reliever. Besides the physiological effect, the activity also helps by strengthening your will power and thus making you an emotionally stronger person
7. Swimming imbibes discipline
Swimming is an activity that makes you a disciplined and dedicated person so if you are a regular swimmer then be assured that you have learned discipline.