Union Swimming: encourages swimming at all levels by supporting and guiding it’s members to enjoy their sport and maximise their potential.
Union Swimming provides opportunities for members to meet, socialise and swim with swimmers and clubs at a variety of levels, including nationally and internationally, also serving to strengthen promote the philosophy of 'sport for life.'
The Sport of Swimming
Union Swimming provides numerous physical and personal benefits. Fitness, strength, coordination and physical awareness, are just a few of the advantages that are gained by swimming regularly. The sport, discipline, and commitment of swimming also challenges and develops many personal skills. Spending time in a group workout, such as water aerobics or masters swim practice, is a great social outlet. Exchanging stories, challenging each other, and sharing in the exercise make swimming with others a rewarding experience. There are other psychological benefits to swimming if you allow it to occur. Relax and swim with a very low effort. Let your mind wander, focusing on nothing but the rhythm of your stroke. This form of meditation can help you gain a feeling of well-being, leaving your water session refreshed and ready to go on with the rest of your day. Many swimmers find an indirect benefit from swimming. They develop life skills such as sportsmanship, time management self-discipline, goal setting, and an increased sense of self-worth through their participation in the sport.