Make a SPLASH with our swimming programs

Friday October 18, 2019
Underwater Female

Did you know that lifting weights and doing cardio aren’t the only ways to build endurance and strength? That’s right! Swimming is actually an amazing alternative, or complementary option to other workouts!

According to, an hour of swimming burns almost as many calories as running, without the impact on your bones and joints.

  • Swimming works out your insides, too - While you swim, you cardiovascular system is also getting a work out. It strengthens your heart, your lungs, and some studies reveal that it can also help with low blood pressure.
  • Are some high-impact exercises difficult? - There is evidence of less physical limitations after engaging in activities like swimming. Even more, swimming can improve recovery from injuries, as well as help with reducing existing pain.
  • It is an affordable option – You can often swim for free at the University of Ottawa or register to take part in one of our many affordable swimming programs!

We hope you learned something new today. We hope to see you at one of our programs!