Get active your way: Swimming
Swimming is a fun and healthy activity. Swimming can strengthen muscles, relieve stress, regulate breathing, increase circulation and is gentle on bones and joints. Swimming can be enjoyed by almost everyone:
- Older adults
- Children and youth
- People with hip, knee and ankle problems
- People with arthritis
- People with disabilities
King County is a great place to enjoy swimming whether you like to swim at the beach, an indoor pool or an outdoor pool. Pools offer the opportunity to play in the water, take swimming lessons, learn water safety, get certified as a lifeguard, take a water aerobics class, and for families to swim together. Some pools offer women-only swim times for those with modesty concerns. Ask staff at your local community center for more information.