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  • Five Benefits from Family Swimming

    winter swimming lessonsFamily swimming is a great way for kids and adults of any age to get moving and have fun. From splashing around, to blowing bubbles, family lap races, to diving for treasure. There are countless swimming games to keep your family occupied, whether at a public pool or in your backyard.

    The team at Sun Covers Canada created a list of the five benefits we think family swimming offers.

    Weight Management
    Childhood obesity is on the rise. Sedentary office workers are plagued by the risk of premature death. Improve your odds, and give your kids a great start by participating in water activities. While swimming breaststroke for 25-30 minutes beats out a walk of the same time, not all young children can keep up. Instead, engage in treading water or working on swimming laps as a family. Set goals as a group, and work towards improvement.

    Improved Mood
    Swimming is known to improve your mood. Studies have repeatedly shown swimmers at novice, intermediate, and advanced levels leave the pool feeling refreshed and upbeat. Clearly, water does have restorative powers.

    Build Muscles
    Water is thicker than air. Therefore, your body must work harder to move through it. Regardless of age, swimming or playing around in a pool helps keep your body fit and toned.

    Good Night’s Sleep
    Parents love the fact swimming helps their kids gets a good night’s sleep. In fact, anyone who partakes in swimming or other forms of regular exercise benefits from reduced insomnia.

    No Sweat?
    It’s true! Some family fitness activities (like running, bicycling, and soccer) leave you feeling over-heated and sweaty. Whereas family swimming leaves you feeling energized. All thanks to one simple fact: water is cooler than your core body temperature.

    Next time you are looking for a family-friendly activity, consider jumping in a pool. Swimming is wonderful low-impact exercise, and a fantastic way to stay connected with your loved ones.

  • Swimming Pool Games and Toys

    Swimming pool games and toys help keep water lovers, both big and small, happily occupied.  Several weeks ago, we asked our Facebook and Twitter fans to share their top picks.  We have compiled the list, and in no certain order, we present the Sun Covers Canada fan favourites.

    Swimming Pool Games and Toys - Marco Polo

    Marco?  Polo!  Marco Polo remains a popular swimming pool game, especially for the competitive types.  With numerous variations, including an in-water and on-land mix, Marco Polo remains a mandatory summertime experience.

    Swimming Pool Games and Toys - Pool Noodles

    Turns out the pool noodle is another fan favourite.  From noodle fights to floating rafts, the pool noodle proves a valuable all-ages toy and flotation device.

    Swimming Pool Games and Toys - Sharks & Minnows

    Move over Red Rover, it's time for Sharks & Minnows. This simple game of tag has numerous variants, and is great for developing lung capacity in younger swimmers.

    Swimming Pool Games and Toys - Inflatables

    Everyone loves pool inflatables. From sharks to swans, climbing walls to slides, the growing list of inflatables is endless.

    Swimming Pool Games and Toys - Diving for Treasure

    Most of us remember diving for treasure. Our parents would launch pennies into the pool, and we would dive deep to recover the goods. Nowadays, you can pick up packages of dive rings, dive sticks, and dive wands. This game provides the perfect opportunity to develop underwater swimming skills. Goggles recommended!

    Swimming Pool Games and Toys - Splash Bombs and Water Guns

    Splash bombs and water guns are perfect for every family (swimming pool or not) during the hot summer months.  Splash bomb balls are the ideal alternative to water balloon fights and live up to their slogan: "Soak It! Throw It! Splash It!". Water guns have also come a long way, with fast fill openings and spare cartridges for non-stop action.

    Swimming Pool Games and Toys - Summer Fun!

    No matter what swimming pool games and toys your family enjoys, they all guarantee one outcome: Summer Fun!

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