Runners: discover the benefits of swimming!
For many runners, the thought of donning their Speedos and hitting the local pool for a few hard lengths is an alien concept. But there are many parallels between running and swimming - it’s not just triathletes who can benefit from swimming by integrating it into their training.
As well as developing your arms and making your legs stronger, swimming helps you burn body fat and builds muscle strength and tone.
And check out some comparisons of what calories are burned on both timed runs and swims, using our nifty calorie cruncher, you might be surprised at the results!
So, don't turn your nose up at getting your cossie on! To get started on swimming your way to a running PB, find out what’s available near you with our pool finder.
And for more great ways to boost your fitness with swimming, check out British Gas Swimfit, the gym style workout for the pool.