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How Swimming Affects the Muscles

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There are many reasons to introduce your children to water either early in survival swim or during early childhood stroke development swim lessons. Not only is learning to swim one of the best measures of safety for our kids, but it’s also extremely beneficial to their health! Muscle formation is key to coordination and injury prevention. This summer, swim as a family for all of you to reap the benefits for your health!

Swimming for Strength

Depending on what it is you are looking to achieve during your workout — calorie burn, muscle mass, body tone —  swimming is a great choice. Because swimming provides a total body workout, there really isn’t a wrong way to incorporate swimming into your workout to get the results you want. So if muscle tone is one of your goals, swimming is a great choice.

Swimming develops the shoulders, abs, arms and thigh into lean, flexible muscles as the body moves its way through the water. Just as in weight training the weights are the resistance, in swimming, the water is the resistance. So depending on the type of stroke or leg work you do in the pool, different muscles will be affected.

So why is it important to give your muscles a workout? Muscle strength and endurance is important no matter how old you are. As children grow, their muscles develop and play a key role in things such as writing, tossing a ball, walking. As as adults grow older, their muscle mass declines, so maintaining your muscle tone will help make the day-to-day actives like washing the dishes easier as you age. It is especially helpful to those who suffer from osteoporosis as the water resistance provides a less aggressive way to help rebuild the muscle loss associated with the disease.

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Texas Swim Academy is an infant, child and adult swim lesson facility. The academy strives to introduce children to water at an early age through  survival swim, and to fully develop their swim stroke abilities through adulthood through   stroke development. Children are taught life saving swim safety skills and have the option to prepare for competitive swim team. Texas Swim Academy also offers  parent-child classes to grow the bond between parent and child and to provide a seamless, comfortable introduction to water for children. To learn more about Texas Swim Academy’s swim lessons, infanct aquatics and other  programs, please call (832) 437-6186.

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