SWIMMING AND MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS
Practically everyone would agree that there is something therapeutic about being in or being around water. Even if you are a non-swimmer or have a phobia of water, just being calm and peaceful around water is relaxing for the majority of people.
Getting out of the bustling towns and cities and walking along a beach can be hugely helpful for your mental wellbeing. We all know that feeling of swimming underwater and being in another world. It’s no wonder swimming can put you into an ideal mental space. This effect is equally shown around swimming pools. Swimming for relaxation, leisure or hard training has mental health benefits up and above many other sports. Increased self-esteem is a key psychological benefit of regular physical activity.
And as a form of physical activity, swimming is hard to beat!
Scientific Research on the Mental Health Benefits from Swimming
If you want a challenge and boost your swim training, maybe its time to take advantage of our adult swimming lessons with one of our London coaches. Let our Strictly Swimming London coaches develop your swimming to such a level that you can literally ‘drown’ out all those unwanted thoughts and stresses of your London life. Many swimmers voice that a swimming workout seems to eliminate a bad mood much more efficiently than running, so the time has come to take the plunge once the Covid-19 pandemic slows down and life returns to normal.
Paul started competing in swimming from the age of 8 and eventually went on to represent his country all over the world. During his time at University, Paul specialised in Aquatics and the Biomechanics of Swimming and produced numerous theses on swimming performance.