Free swim week is here again courtesy of Renown Health, the City of Reno and City of Sparks. Be sure to get swimming passes for your kids to join in the summer fun!
Pools are awesome! What could be better than a dip in the pool to keep your kids active and cool on hot, summer days? For an afternoon of free swimming dive into one of the local public pools below.
Benefits of Swimming
Not only does swimming burn calories, but it also builds muscular strength and endurance. In detail it also improves cardiovascular fitness, cools you off and refreshes you in summer, and is a safe exercise for all ages.
Other benefits of swimming include:
Family time fun
Certainly swimming and other water activities are something the entire family can enjoy. With increasing levels of obesity in children and adults United States, physical family activities done together are key. In particular healthy role-modeling is one important way to prevent the obesity epidemic.
Low-impact for joints
Since there’s no ground impact when you swim, your joints are protected from stress. In fact, experts strongly recommend swimming and water activities for this reason. For example water aerobics is also an excellent joint protecting exercise.
Helps you stay in shape
When athletes are injured, especially in the lower extremities, swimming is commonly recommended to maintain fitness levels. It helps athletes stay in shape and is even part of the recovery. Due to the water resistance the muscles work hard, without forceful ground impact.
Summer heat relief
There’s nothing like swimming during the scorching days of summer, whether it’s at the beach or in the pool. It’s relaxing, the movements are fluid and it’s a great workout!
Before you swim
It’s always a good idea to check with your doctor before starting any new exercise routine. Once you have the go ahead, hit the water and go at your own pace. Even walking or merely moving your body against the water’s resistance is a perfect way to start.
And don’t forget: The pool time is FREE during our special event times. Click the links above for more details and we’ll see you at the pool!