July 11th National Swimming Pool Day
With summer here the best way to spend the day is in a swimming pool. It is a way to get some sunshine while staying cool at the same time. Swimming is great exercise and one of the few sports you can do while not sweating! Remember safety, always swim with someone else present, and never swim during a thunderstorm. Also make sure the pool has water in it and the chemicals required to keep it safe. Public pools may be a little out of fashion this year but many are open so make sure you keep your social distancing in-tact.
How to celebrate – Throw a pool party (provided you have a pool – or get a kiddie pool). Set up an above ground pool for the summer. Buy a new bathing suit. Go to a water park.
June 24th Swim A Lap Day
Its summer, what’s more natural than jumping in the pool and swimming a few laps! Of course, your rewards may depend on whether you have a real pool or a kiddie pool and if your pool is the ocean, good luck with that lap. Swimming is good for you, it tones muscles and actually helps you lose weight while not sweating. If you are sweating you need to turn down the heater in your pool. It is great exercise, fun to do and is a great reason to throw a party. The more laps you can do the better but remember it’s not about the speed unless you are practicing for the Olympics.
How to celebrate – Get in the pool! If you don’t have a pool, build one. At last resort, use your bathtub.
I think this is one of the best sports ever created! Swimming! And perfect for summer! I mean, what other sport can you do during the summer and not sweat! And swimming laps, not just getting in the pool and splashing around, is some of the best excercise you can get!
If you don’t have your own pool there are many public pools that you can go to. Even the ocean or lakes are available. (Though swimming laps might be a challenge if you use the ocean) In fact the public ones probably actually allow you to swim laps where home pools are designed more for just having fun and hanging out.
And a lot of people look really, really cool in their swim suits… of course many more, like me, don’t look so good but at least you are covered up by the water! You exercise your heart, lungs, legs, arms, stomach, toes and even your brain (Keeping you from running into the sides of the pool).
There are even dogs that love to swim laps! Naturally they don’t know they are swimming laps and some laps turn in to circles but it’s even good exercise for them! (My dog loves to walk in the rain, but sadly won’t swim with me.)
It’s fun, it’s cool and it’s great exercise… what more do you want!?! Jump in! But make sure the water is deep enough that you won’t bottom out.
How to celebrate – Go for a swim today. Gradually develop swimming more laps and great distances. Remember not to eat while swimming… your food will get all soggy.