The Aspire Channel Swim is back! Aspire is a national charity offering practical support for those with spinal cord injuries. The Aspire Channel Swim is now in its 16th year and is running from 14th September - 7th December, where swimmers will complete 22 miles within 12 weeks!
Here are ten great reasons to take on the challenge:
1. Swimming is a great fitness choice as it’s a low-impact workout for the whole body. Because it’s easy on your joints, it is perfect for just about everyone, especially those who have physical limitations or who find other forms of exercise painful.
2. Resistance training can help build strong muscles and reduce body fat. As water is denser than air, every movement made in water is against a greater resistance.
3. Swimming enables you to work the whole body at the same time unlike most gym equipment that only works on isolated muscle groups.