Is swimming enough to stay fit? There is a yes and a no answer to this question, that i get asked regulary. “I swim or I am thinking about swimming, is that going to be okay in helping me to stay fit”?
The answer is, initially yes. Just getting in a pool if you’re not a swimmer and swimming up and down just getting yourself use to the water, is going to keep you fit and help you be strong, you might drop some weight as well.
The issue being is that people often just carry on doing the same thing of just swimming up and down and there are two problems with this.
Changing that up will mean that swimming will keep you strong, keep you fit and help you lose weight. But continuing to do length after length, and the body will get use it quite quickly and therefore your swim session won’t be enough to stay fit.