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Swimming For Good Health In London

Swimming For Good Health In London

Swimming is fantastic for both our physical and our mental health. As someone with chronic kidney disease, my kidney Consultant recommends drinking plenty of water, consuming no more than 6 grams of salt per day, taking blood pressure tablets and exercising regularly. Thankfully, my kidney function has remained stable for nearly 5 years now. My body nearly always feels better after swimming.

Whilst swimming my lungs almost feel like they are being cleaned and my overall body feels stronger and more flexible. After I finish I feel more mentally alert and am often more creative. Equally any worries I had pre-swim feel less significant. For myself, I can definitely feel that swimming and playing water polo are fantastic for my health.

According to the NHS (2018) “Regular swimming can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can… Read More >

New Year’s Resolutions and Swimming Aims 2018

Swimming Client Charles and Instructor Andrew

Client Charles and instructor Andrew have been on a swimming journey together for a few years now. At first Charles, joined Turner Swim to turn his slow, uncomfortable, “head up” breaststroke into a stylish front crawl (click here to read his blog on lesson one). Then Charles was onto a 400m swim in a triathlon, next it was 750m swim sprint triathlons, then onto the Olympic distance triathlons with a 1500m swim before the 70.3 Ironman bug truly took over and he was swimming 1900m before his 90k bike and 21.1k run. Oh, and we shouldn’t forget a couple of 5k open water swimming successes thrown in for good measure too. Not bad for a guy in his early 60’s who couldn’t swim a length of the pool when he joined us!

2018’s new year’s swimming aims

Each year multiple new challenging events are thought up together. Now as… Read More >

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