Swimming is consistently found to be among the top recreational activities undertaken in Ireland. Regular swimming builds endurance, muscle strength and cardio-vascular fitness.
Swimming is also a great skill that can enable you to participate in other water based activities from surfing, to sailing or kayaking. Swimming is one of the most competitive and popular sports it the Olympics and at both national and international competitions.
People primarily engage in swimming as a recreational activity as it is a great way to exercise, to relax or to rehabilitate. Swimming is an ideal activity for people who are unable to undertake activities such as running. This is because swimming this is a low impact sports that allows you to perform a workout without putting pressure on your joints.