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WHAT IS SWIMMING?
Swimming has maintained its position as one of Britain's most popular participation sports, with just under 3 million people taking part at least once a week. When athletes are injured, particularly in the lower extremities, they are frequently told to swim to maintain their fitness level. Swimming helps them stay in shape, and it's even part of the rehabilitation.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF SWIMMING
Swimming is an activity that burns lots of calories, is easy on the joints, supports your weight, builds muscular strength and endurance, improves cardiovascular fitness, cools you off and refreshes you in summer and one that you can do safely into old age.
COMMON SWIMMING INJURIES
The most common sports injuries associated with swimming are not usually caused by swimming. Instead, they tend to be overuse injuries and/or injuries by an athlete being too ambitious in their goals for returning to their chosen sport. So injuries may include re-aggravated sprains, back pulls and so on.
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Our Sports Health Insurance for semi-professional and professional swimmers offers all of the standard benefits of Private Health Insurance along with important cover for sports-related injuries.
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