If you’re reading this, chances are you already know that swimming is the best full-body, no-impact exercise known to man. You know that it increases lung function and cardiovascular endurance, and that it helps people reach and maintain a healthy body weight. You also probably know that backyard pools are money pits that makes houses impossible to sell, and that public pools are disgusting, crowded and inconvenient.
With swim spas like the H2X and Michael Phelps Signature Series, however, anyone can swim all year round in any weather, without waiting for a lane at the gym or having to first scoop a possum carcass out of the backyard pool with a skimmer.
Counter-current swimming challenges your body with a high-volume current that is deeper than your stroke and wider than your body — even wider than your body before you lose all the weight from regular swimming.
The health benefits of swimming are well documented, but you’ve always been at the mercy of the elements. Now, you control the temperature and you control the current. They use just a fraction of the chlorine of traditional pools, so they won’t make your house smell like a YMCA.
Swimming defines and strengthens muscles, it builds bone mass and it improves flexibility. It reduces inflammation, burns tons of calories, it’s good for your skin and it reduces stress and depression.
Most of all, it’s fun — so much so, in fact, that a full 90 percent of owners still swim in their swim spa regularly, even after 10 years of use.