Depending on which stroke you do, how fast you swim and how much you weigh, you can burn anything between 60 and 150 calories every 10 minutes!
Swimming is a great exercise if you have any problems with your joints as it is low-impact – no pounding knees or ankles!
Swimming forces you to focus on your breathing which can help with respiratory problems
No other exercise uses this many muscles in one sitting – you arms, back, stomach, thighs – they all get a workout, especially if you switch up your stroke between front crawl, breaststroke and backstroke!
There is a great article on the Daily Mail (not the most reliable resource for news stories but great for information on health – just ignore all the fad diet stuff!) You can find the article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-132028/Swim-away-calories.html
Get swimming! xoxo