Health benefits of swimming for children & adults!

There are tons of reasons why owning your own pool and being able to swim on a regular basis is the best idea ever! Not only will you always know where your kids are (because they will always be in the pool), but it can have some life changing health benefits for you and them!

Burn Calories

Swimming is a very easy & fun way to “work out” and get into shape. Swimming laps or playing other water games helps to burn calories. shares “A 130-pound person swimming freestyle for one hour will burn 590 calories swimming fast, and 413 calories swimming slower. A 155-pound person swimming freestyle for one hour will burn 704 calories swimming fast, and 493 calories swimming slower.” Now that you know that, you better get to swimming!

Easy Exercise

Sometimes children (and even adults) don’t like doing strenuous exercise because it seems so much like a chore. Being able to swim and still get tons of health benefits from it really does make it super fun! Even those with asthma have a way to participate in a water sport and receive some exercise from it, without it affecting how well they can breathe.


Jumping in water makes you 90% weightless!! That means you can find huge relief from arthritis and other sore muscles and you can move around much easier! Now you can see that the average 200 pound person only weighs about 10 pounds in water! Get to swimming and find out how much more relaxed your joints and muscles can be with a little water exercise!


Both children and adults with disabilities can safely exercise their muscles in a pool. With pool lifts mandated by the government on all public pools, it is so much easier for those needing additional help getting in and out of the pool to do so! This gives them a great outlet to experience something fun and relaxing at the same time!

Build Endurance

Strength training can easily be done in water since you are 90% weightless. Swimming helps build muscle tone and enhances your lung capacities.

Full body workout

Swimming works out the muscles in your legs, abdomen, shoulders and arms. It is one of the few activities that use the majority of your muscles.


Want more information? Contact us. Aqua Palace is family owned and operated, offering above ground and in ground pools, hot tubs, spas and saunas specializing in pool design, installation and repair to local (Omaha and Council Bluffs) and long distance residents (within the US). We are the only Marquis dealer in the Omaha Metro Area with the largest showroom east of the continental divide. Not located in Omaha? No worries, check out our online store for pool and spa chemicals, supplies and accessories. Call Aqua Palace Today (712) 329-4180! 


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