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Health Benefits of Swimming and Water-Based Activities

Swimming is consistently ranked as one of the most popular forms of regular physical activity, especially for those over 50 years. Water-based physical activities such as aquarobics and water running have enjoyed increasing popularity as an alternative to high-impact exercises such as running and cardio classes.

Most water-based physical activities offer similar benefits to running when performed at moderate to vigorous intensity for a 30-minute session. Our community has a fantastic swimming pool, among other resort-style facilities, making swimming and water-based activities easily accessible for homeowners. The key benefit of water-based activities is that they reduce the load on your body. This is especially beneficial for older people with skeletal and muscle injuries and for people who find it difficult to perform land-based exercise for extended periods of time.Here are just some of the other health benefits of swimming and water-based activities you’ll enjoy if you pop on your swimmers and take the plunge:


  • Improves cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and endurance due to water resistance

  • Reduces risk of chronic disease

  • Improves flexibility, joint mobility, and reduction in pain for people with osteoarthritis

  • Mediates symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

  • Improves mental health

  • Maintains bone health for post-menopausal women, and

  • Improves balance, which decreases the risk of falling.


Most importantly, getting involved in any physical activity, whether in the water or on dry land, improves the quality of life. And, with so many people in our village enjoying an active lifestyle, you’re bound to make many new connections along the way. If you are interested in learning about our facilities and benefits, please feel free to reach out for a chat or book a tour below.