6 ways to stick to your New Year’s resolution of getting to the pool more often

We’re lucky in Australia to have glorious summer weather that just begs for New Year’s Resolutions to stick! If your resolution for 2018 is to get in the pool more often, make sure you stick to it by following these simple tips.

Pinpoint why you’re making your resolution

Fight your fears - get into swimming!

If you’re looking for a new sport to get into, swimming should be at the top of your list. Not only is it great fun, it’s also a fantastic low-impact exercise great for all ages and skill levels. We understand that the thought of starting a new sport can be a little bit daunting, but we think 2018 is the year for you to challenge yourself.  

If you think: I’m too unfit to take up swimming.

We think: there’s no such thing!

Top spots to swim along the Great Ocean Road

A popular spot for holidays of all kinds over summer, the Great Ocean Road is home to holiday hot spots Torquay, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Wye River and Warrnambool. With huge stretches of pristine beaches and several great local pools, it can be hard to pick the best spot to swim. Whether you’re a sun or shade seeker, ocean or lap swimmer, the Great Ocean Road has got the spot for you. 

Top Great Ocean Road beaches

Warrnambool Beach

Five Reasons to Get Into Swimming for Fitness

Whether you’re looking to change up your current exercise routine, recover from an injury with low-impact exercise or challenge yourself to try something new, incorporating a few sessions of swimming as part of your weekly exercise is the perfect way to reach your health and fitness goals.

1 – It burns calories and improves heart health

Swimming improves heart health and lung capacity, and helps turn fat into muscle. Like other aerobic activities such as running, swimming can help improve cholesterol levels and blood pressure, conducive to overall health.

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