There are various types of pools for swimming. You can find these pools at schools, house backyards, clubs, and condos. There are also private and public pools, community pools, Above Ground pools, In-ground pools, Inflated/Snapset pools, Ultra Frame/Metal Frame pools, and Intex pools.
Learning swimming and water survival skills are important for parents as well as children. It offers lifetime safety advantages. The knowledge of water skills can save a person from drowning and dying, or help in saving the lives of others, who are at a risk of drowning. Every year thousands of people drown around the world. According to the International Life Saving Federation (ILS), 1.2 million people die of drowning every year worldwide, and more than half are children.
Many people are afraid and feel unsafe near the water. Their fears also prevent them going to the pools, ponds, rivers, seas, and lakes. However, the knowledge of swimming can help them overcome their aqua phobia.
There are many swimming benefits for health. It keeps body lean and fit, and for light workouts, no exercise is better than breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke, and freestyle strokes. These strokes and techniques can tone up major muscles of the body and make them stronger and flexible. They also improve muscle strength of legs, shoulders, hips, back, glutes, and abdominals, and make hearts and lungs stronger. Swimming regularly also burns calories, improves blood circulation, increases endurance and confidence. It also helps the body use oxygen more efficiently and assists in maintaining healthy body weight. Few land-based workouts like freehand exercises, running, jogging, and biking are more exerting to the body and make one feel overly fatigued, but same is not true for swimming because body weighs less in the water.
There is no better way to cool and relax your body in the heat of mid- summer than getting into the water. You can glide or float in the cool water to relax and release stress from your body. The children also enjoy splashing and playing in the water. The Swedish study report published in the International Journal of Stress Management also informs that floating or wading in the water helps lower stress-hormone levels. Many researchers have also found that swimming can decrease both depression and anxiety.