Learning how to pace medium to longer swims can be quite a difficult process. You need to have the perfect combination of distance per stroke and speed. Some swimmers can just naturally find that steady momentum throughout their entire swim. The rest of us have to learn how to control our speed while maintaining a solid stroke rate properly for an extended length of time.
I was recently asked about the overall fitness benefits of swimming in compared to other activities or sports. This got me thinking. I know what the benefits are of swimming. I see them every day in my physical and mental health, but there isn't a lot of information available to people outside of the competitive swimming circuit who know about these benefits. I want to share a few of the other reasons why you should get into the pool and start swimming.