Guard on Duty: Easing Back Into the Swim of Things
Spring is finally here and after a long winter you may be more than ready to jump back into the pool! If it has been a few months since you last swam laps, realize it might take a little time and practice to get your swimming muscles back in shape. Swimming is an excellent fitness activity, but to avoid injuries remember to take it easy at first.
- Always enter and exit the pool slowly and safely.
- If possible, swim with a buddy.
- Allow time to adjust to water and air temperatures.
- Start off at a slow to moderate pace and gradually increase your tempo over time.