Thursday, May 01, 2014

Swimming and Health

If you're looking for the Fountain of Youth, just remember that drinking the magic water is not the route to better health and longer life.  Swimming is.

Swimming’s health benefits are many: The sport provides aerobic exercise, has low impact upon the body, contributes to weight loss, and gives a break from the heat of the sun.  Each spring the Centers for Disease Control encourages swimming health and safety in the annual Recreational Water Illness and Injury (RWII) Prevention Week, observed this year May 19-25.   For more information see

The Al Harris Library has a display on the first floor about this lifelong sport, including books on the sport’s history, fitness, coaching, and technique.  These books are available to be checked out.

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