If you’re out of the habit of swimming, start slow and ease back into it. Set a goal of five or ten laps, executed slowly and deliberately. You may increase the number of laps each week. If your strokes feel awkward, consider taking a swimming class. A little instruction never hurts and often maximizes your workout. It also helps prevent injury. IDEAS A kick board provides another way to get your exercise with an emphasis on moving your legs. Try wearing goggles and even earplugs. Always wear sunscreen and keep tanning time to a minimum. Consider a small cooler with iced water and fresh fruit at poolside.
Exercise in general, and especially swimming, is a great tonic for a good night’s sleep. So enjoy the water, get fit and feel wonderful.
Eisenhower Medical Center’s pool is 89 degrees and is kept clean through an advanced non-chlorine system.