Harvard Health Letter
Dive into a swimming regimen
Lap swimming offers a total-body workout of strengthening, stretching, and aerobic conditioning. When you think of a swimming workout, you may envision an athlete pounding away at the water, racing from one end of the pool to the other. But you donít have to break speed records to reap the rewards of swimming back and forth, and you donít even have to do the competitive swimming stroke known as the crawl.