5 Benefits of Swimming into Autumn

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Just because the seasons are changing doesn’t mean you have to close up your pool! Here are five reasons why you should swim right into autumn:

Two red adirondack chairs on Patio in fall autumn with leaves and potted sunflowers

1. Autumn weather is wonderful

Pool season may be over, but that doesn’t mean the end of warm weather. Temperatures easily reach into the high 60s, 70s and even 80s in various parts of the country, but because of the season change, you can say goodbye to insane heatwaves. Because evening temperatures are typically lower in autumn, don’t hesitate to heat up your pool with an efficient pool heater or heat pump. Need help determining which is best for you?

2. Swimming is a low-impact exercise

Low-impact exercises are defined as ones that place a low amount of force on your body and joints. Swimming is great for those looking to get into shape while minimizing the risks of potential injuries such as sprains and torn ligaments. This is especially the case for individuals with sensitive joints or those recovering from previous injuries.

3. Swimming is a total body workout

Who doesn’t love to get a little extra bang for their buck? Unlike many other forms of exercise, swimming provides a total body workout. Why waste time focusing on different muscle groups on different days at the gym when you can get a full-body workout with a short swim? With swimming, you get to knock out your upper and lower body at the same time, which will put you on the fast track to achieving your fitness goals.

4. Swimming does wonders for your health

Swimming (especially on a regular basis) provides numerous health benefits. It can help increase your endurance and keep your heart rate pumping while minimizing impact on the body. Swimming also helps to build strength by improving muscle development for many muscle groups, can lower blood pressure and can improve cardiovascular health, circulation and bone strength.

5. Swimming can improve your state of mind

Did you know that getting regular exercise through swimming has been linked to an improved state of mind? Swimming is a relaxing exercise that can lower your stress levels and improve your mood as well as the quality of your sleep. Not one for mediation? Make time for a great swim, and you’re likely to experience many of the same benefits!

Swim season may have officially ended, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little extension of it for yourself. Fall weather is great for swimming and it provides numerous health benefits that you should eagerly take advantage of. So go ahead, get out there and enjoy your pool for awhile longer!


Ready to heat up your pool and swim into autumn? Contact your local pool professional today. Need a pool pro? Find one here!

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