While swimming is the best full-body exercise you can find, it’s important to know about and take care of your body outside of the water.
If you're interested in the best diet to keep for a healthy body, head straight to our Nutrition section.
Otherwise, explore this Bodywork section for the low-down on your muscles and how best to take care of them.
- Including stretching in your warm-up is paramount if you're looking to reap the most benefits from your swimming session - learn more about Stretching and Warm-ups here.
- To cut to the chase, head straight to our Stretching Guide for the best way to stretch your key muscle groups before you swim.
- Want some exercises to do away from the pool? Let Fran Halsall's Core Exercises widget lead the way - follow eight simple steps to an effective core workout from the comfort of your own home.
- Looking to build a bit more muscle? Grant Turner's Gym Exercises is a similar widget with an eight-step guide to strengthening your 'swimming body' in the gym.