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Join the Swim Club: Swimming at The Landings

On a sticky-hot day in Georgia, there’s no better way to beat the heat than by taking a cool plunge into a sparkling pool at your local swim club.

Beyond immediate heat relief, swimming also offers many health benefits, including water resistance and cardiovascular exercise suitable for all ages to enjoy, in addition to stress relief and a chance to make new friends.

Those who love swimming in Georgia will fall in love with The Landings Golf & Athletic Club’s collection of crystal-clear pools. Additionally, a variety of aquatics programs makes the Club a swimmer’s dream. Let’s dive in!

  • Franklin Creek – Our family friendly Franklin Creek pool is built with a zero-entry shallow end, two slides, a diving board and pirate-themed children’s splash pad, complete with pirate ship water feature. The water is heated to 84 degrees year-round. Aimed at the Club’s younger members, the FC Pool at sundown converts into a “dive-in” movie theater or glow-in-the-dark extravaganza on Friday nights in the summer.
  • Marshwood – A popular choice among our members, this resort-style pool opened in 2020 and features a zero-entry and a large Cabana Bar, perfect for outdoor dining or having drinks with friends from the neighborhood. It even boasts fire pits to gather around to dry off.
  • Oakridge Wellness Center – As much fun as the Franklin Creek and Marshwood pools are, if you are looking for something a little more on the quiet side of life, this oasis offers lap swimming workouts and water aerobics classes for adults. In addition, OWC Pool B hosts water aerobics classes, water therapy and youth recreation. Oakridge also hosts an “adults only” pool and hot tub in a relaxed, spa-like atmosphere.

Swimming is fun and healthy

Enjoying a dip in the pool is not only fun but excellent exercise. Often people don’t realize they are getting an impressive workout while “playing” in the pool.

Swimming is one of the only exercises that gives you a full-body workout without working up a sweat – figuratively, of course. It targets the core, arms, legs, glutes and back. The low-impact activity also works on flexibility, balance, endurance and strength thanks to water resistance.

Swimming is a great workout for all ages. If you are pregnant or arthritic, the water’s buoyancy takes stress off the joints. It’s also a good addition for those who have diabetes and/or high cholesterol because it promotes weight loss without inducing high blood pressure, according to WebMD.

When you’ve had a rough day at work or feel overwhelmed by life’s decisions, having a swim is a wonderful way to calm your nerves, relieve anxiety and take your mind off things. Not only does floating around in tranquil waters calm your mind, but the body is also known to release endorphins, or happy hormones, when you swim a few laps.

Swimming can be a family affair

What better way to do some family bonding than with time spent at the pool? It can be for a quick morning or evening dip in between other daily activities and errands or spend an entire afternoon relaxing poolside with a good book.

Your family can have lunch in the shade, play a quick game of Marco Polo, or play a round of cards poolside. It’s also a great place for children and their parents to meet up with friends — providing an opportunity for the kids to play and have time away from the television or gaming console.

Swimming can be an important activity to help combat childhood obesity, as well. It has all the three elements of physical activity recommended to keep kids healthy: endurance, strength, and flexibility. Swimming provides kids with the tools, skills, and dedication to maintain healthier lives as adults. 

In addition, getting the tiny family members acclimated to the water at a young age is a great educational activity for the kids. The Landings Golf & Athletic Club offers private and semi-private swimming lessons to members of all ages, making it an ideal choice for siblings and friends to spend time and stay active together. The Landings Lightning Bolts, our Club swim team, competes against other clubs in the Savannah area.

Family bonding time and community relationship building are good for the soul. Spending time outside, in the sunshine (with SPF of course!) and fresh air is also vital for ensuring good physical and mental health for the entire family.

Swimming for seniors ranks as one of the best

Swimming isn’t just a recreational activity; it’s a holistic exercise that offers immense benefits, especially for senior citizens. As bodies age, they often face joint stiffness, muscle weakness, and decreased flexibility, making high-impact exercises challenging. However, the buoyancy of water reduces stress on the joints while providing resistance, making swimming an ideal workout for seniors.

Research published in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity highlights swimming’s positive impact on cardiovascular health among older adults. The study found that regular swimming sessions significantly improved participants’ cardiovascular fitness, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Moreover, swimming engages various muscle groups, enhancing strength and endurance. A recent study revealed that older individuals who swam regularly exhibited better muscular strength and flexibility compared to their non-swimming counterparts.

Beyond physical health, swimming also contributes to mental well-being. The rhythmic nature of swimming, coupled with the soothing properties of water, promotes relaxation and reduces stress. Seniors who engage in swimming, or even water aerobics classes, report lower levels of anxiety and depression, along with improved mood and overall quality of life.

Benefits of water aerobics can’t be beat

At The Landings Golf & Athletic Club, water aerobics classes are offered multiple times every day of the week, including Sundays.

Water aerobics offers a refreshing twist to traditional exercise routines, providing a myriad of benefits for individuals of all fitness levels.

First, the buoyancy of water reduces the impact on joints and muscles, making it an ideal workout for those with arthritis, joint pain, or recovering from injuries. This low-impact nature not only minimizes the risk of injury but also allows individuals to engage in aerobic exercises for longer durations without experiencing the usual strain associated with land-based workouts.

Moreover, water aerobics provides a full-body workout by engaging multiple muscle groups simultaneously. The resistance of water against movements increases the intensity of exercises, resulting in improved strength, endurance, and flexibility. From gentle movements like water walking and leg lifts to more dynamic routines like water jogging and aqua cycling, participants can tailor their workouts to target specific areas of the body while enjoying the therapeutic properties of water.

Additionally, the natural cooling effect of water helps regulate body temperature, preventing overheating during intense workouts. This makes water aerobics particularly appealing during hot summer months or for individuals who struggle with exercising in high-temperature environments.

The social aspect of water aerobics classes also fosters a sense of community and motivation, as participants encourage and support each other in achieving their fitness goals. Overall, water aerobics offers a fun, effective, and inclusive way to improve cardiovascular health, build strength, and enhance overall well-being.

It’s time to dive right in

Swimming is an all-around great way to beat the heat, enjoy the company of family and friends and do something good for your long-term health.

Learn more about Aquatics at The Landings Golf & Athletic Club or discover how you can become a Club member. Also, when you make a Discovery Visit to The Landings, you receive full guest Club membership access to all our pools, so schedule your visit today. We can’t wait to introduce you to our one-of-a-kind community and cool off poolside!

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