Island swimming Masters is looking for you

Older swimmers can benefit from Sooke swimming club

Why Masters Swimming?

More and more of us realize that regular exercise contributes to good physical and mental health, whatever our age. Swimming is one of the safest and best ways to exercise. It doesn’t abuse the joints with sudden shocks and pounding and benefits the cardiovascular system, reduces cholesterol and positively influences muscle tone, endurance and emotional well-being. Besides, it’s fun! Masters swimming provides excellent opportunities to exercise with others, to improve swimming skills and stamina, and to enjoy doing it.

Masters swimming prime credo is fitness. Masters swimming means wanting to be fit, having the pleasure of being with other swimmers sharing these interests while doing it, and for some, releasing those competitive juices from time to time. Masters Swimming encourages competition for swimmers of all abilities who like to challenge themselves and others at swim meets. Thus, by being a member of a Masters swim club there is an opportunity not only for fitness, but to meet and make new friends, to compete and to travel.

Women and men, young and old:

If you are 18, you are old enough to join. Even if you are over 90, you can continue to be an important and active member of Masters Swimming 7,500 swimmers nation-wide.

Swimmers at all levels of ability:

Your wanting to swim is what matters. How fast or slow you swim may or may not be important to you. Most of your fellow swimmers are more interested in you as a person. Most will be trying to enhance their swimming with improved skills, strength, and stamina.

Swimmers in health or rehabilitation:

It is better to enjoy good health whenever you swim, but you don’t have to be 100 per cent fit or free of ailments to swim. Swimming has helped many feel better while still hampered, to partially recover from ailments or even fully regain their health. The process of swimming smooths the rough spots of less than perfect health even when it is not able to cure what is wrong.

Please come out and join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:15 – 7:15 a.m. and on Saturday morning at SEAPARC from 10 to 11 a.m. See you then. For more information please contact me at frank@islandswimming.com.

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