Swimming and Health

Jacob is our Year 6 blogger this week!

This term in year 6 we have started swimming! I really enjoy swimming and often go at the weekend. At the moment, I am focusing on my health and diet so I decided to research what benefits swimming has on the human body.

Swimming has a lot of different health benefits and I have listed them below in a format which is easy read

Health benefits of swimming

  • Keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body.
  • Builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness.
  • Helps maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs.
  • Tones muscles and builds strength.

It is recommended that children should do 60 minutes or more on a daily basis. Swimming is an affordable, accessible and enjoyable form of exercise for everyone. My family and I really enjoy swimming and would highly recommend this to everyone.

Do you like swimming? What’s your favourite swimming stroke to do?


  1. Thanks for the facts Jacob.
    I really like swimming and I am currently in stage 8 for private lessons.
    I think my favourite stroke is butterfly 😀

  2. Wow, thank you Jacob! This has taught me a lot about the benefits of swimming! We are lucky to be swimming at the Leisure Center on Mondays! It’s nice to know that swimming can help us maintain a healthy heart, lungs and weight.

  3. Thank you for telling us about the benefits of swimming. Of course it is important to exercise but I enjoy swimming the most.Could tell us how to have more stamina when we are swimming?

  4. I love to do swimming Jacob my favourite stroke is front stroke. It helps me to swim faster but I’m not very good with doing a back stroke.

  5. I love swimming so this will help if anyone i know gets endangered, i could help anyone if i know these health and safety facts about swimming!

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