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Aquatics: Cardio Through Lane Swim

Looking to switch up your cardio routine?  Swimming is perhaps one of the greatest forms of a full body, low-impact workout and sport. Swimming is a unique and effective alternative to other types of cardio workouts such as running or biking and has proven to be one of the best forms of cardiovascular exercise as it works the entire body. Health benefits of lane swimming include weight loss, and the reduction of various health risks such as stroke, diabetes, and heart disease. Unlike running and many other forms of cardio, swimming provides an entire body workout. Muscles in the lower body, upper body, core, and back are strengthened during a good swimming workout. Lane swim is often recommended for individuals with joint problems, or diagnoses such as Arthritis.

Already an advanced swimmer? Try the workout below, designed and targeted to burn 270 Calories in just 22 minutes!

StrokeLengthsMinutes
1. Freestyle42
2. Alternate freestyle and backstroke84
3. Use a kickboard44
4. Freestyle using a pull buoy floating device held between legs42
5. Repeat #284
6. Your favorite stroke (moderate pace)84
7. Sprint (favorite stroke)21
8. Freestyle (cool down)21