Swimming, a skill for life

by Adele Rogers on Monday 20 December 2021

3 min read

Being away on an island retreat, taking a swim in the ocean is always something we welcome for our dream beach vacation. Of course, taking a pool dip and swim in between these getaways is a great idea to help us workout and relax.

The weather in Singapore does encourage us to jump in to a pool anytime we are able to. But how are we with our abilities to swim in the ocean compared to a still pool? Being able to swim in both locations is an extremely important life skill and by mastering it at any age can benefit you throughout your life. Here's why.

Personal safety

The ocean is powerful, unpredictable, and home to hidden dangers. Rip currents can take you out into the deep very quickly, to places you probably weren’t intending to go. Sometimes we catch boats and ferries or swim in unsupervised wave pools. Sometimes we don't have a lifejacket on and sometimes there may not be anyone around to help.

If you know how to swim well, and have a grasp on the basics, you’re much more likely to get yourself safely out of a pickle.

“To be quite blunt, if the water is deeper than your height and you find yourself in it, knowing how to swim could save your life.”

Swimming saves lives

You could save a life. Having the ability to swim is particularly important if you are a parent or work with kids. Children are naturally curious, and they move fast. Having your own ability in check, along with keeping your first aid skills up-to-date, could one day prove to be the most useful thing you do. 

Fitness and well being

Swimming can boost your mood, help you tone-up, and even sleep better! It’s a great cardiovascular workout that builds strength and endurance. Water provides a natural resistance requiring you to use many muscles, while also making the activity less strenuous on your body.

It’s fun!

Sun, sand and surf are part of our national identity. Being confident and familiar in the water will allow you to bask in the greatness. 

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