Swimming: Why you should take the plunge


Swimming lowers stress levels, increases muscle tone and strength, increases flexibility, and improves heart and lung health, not to mention it is low impact and great on your joints. Swimming burns 500-600 calories for every hour of swimming (depending on the intensity of your workout). Swimming is a sport for both novice swimmers and top notch athletes. Whether you’re looking to recover from an injury or preparing for an event, there is a place in the pool for you.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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