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Why Swim

The USA Swimming age group swimming program is America's largest program of guided fitness activity for swimmers. Age group swimming builds a strong foundation for a lifetime of good health, by teaching healthy fitness habits.

South Shore Sails is a club member of USA Swimming. Membership benefits include USA Swimming Rules and Regulations, membership certificate and certificate of insurance. Clubs joining USA Swimming have liability insurance coverage for approved insured activities.  

Benefits of Swimming

 Swimming is a great form of exercise and the benefits to our health are plentiful. Exercise is key to weight management, a healthy heart and greater energy levels, and, coupled with a sensible diet, is essential for us all to live a long and healthy life. In addition, Swimming is a healthy activity that can be enjoyed by people of any age and ability. It offers a variety of health benefits and you can swim on your own or as part of a group workout.

It is important for children to learn the habit of taking regular exercise early on in life and swimming can be a fun way to keep fit.The benefits of early swimming are numerous and helping your child along the way can be one of the most enjoyable experiences a parent can have. Swimming encourages fun and learning and helps your child to develop confidence and positive self- image.

Overall benefits of swimming:

  • Tones almost every major muscle in your body and many minor ones
  • Burns calories
  • Regulates breathing
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Soothes the mind
  • Improves cardiovascular (heart and lungs) fitness
  • Improves stamina
  • Offers a non-impact environment, unlike running or weight training
  • Provides social interaction, either through clubs or meeting friends