Health benefits of swimming

Imagine the moment of weightlessness as you dive in to glide through the blue water, the refreshing sensation of coolness that envelopes your body, and the freedom to move effortlessly! In the words of Rupali Repale*, a well-known long-distance swimmer from India, a Palava resident, and the founder of a swimming academy at the Olympic Sports Centre, “Swimming is therapeutic, it is an exercise that gives one a full body workout and also calms the mind.”

If you are among those considering whether to learn this sport or in the dilemma of stepping back into the pool after a long hiatus, read on to find out why is learning swimming worthy of your time and effort. There are umpteen health benefits of swimming.

Amidst the hustle of daily routine and struggle to practice mindfulness swimming is a natural stress reliever! The rhythmic movements combined with the soothing properties of water can improve overall mental well- being. It is proven to boost mood, alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety, and have a calming effect on the mind.

If you suffer from respiratory challenges such as asthma or other seasonal or chronic allergies, this activity is known for its controlled breathing techniques, which strengthen the respiratory muscles and improve lung capacity. Regular swimming is also known to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. The benefits of swimming everyday have led to great results with cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and blood sugar well in control.

Swimming also helps to improve flexibility and joint mobility, making daily activities easier and reducing the risk of muscle imbalances. And it can be particularly beneficial for individuals recovering from physical injuries or conditions that impact balance and co-ordination.

Last but not least, learning to swim is a lifesaving skill that everyone should possess.

At Palava, one can choose to learn to swim or swim for leisure at the clubhouses or pursue the sport competitively at the professional 50 m Olympic sized swimming pool at the Olympic Sports Centre at the Lakeshore Greens neighbourhood of Palava under the watchful guidance of Rupali Repale and her team of professional instructors at the Rupali Repale Swimming Academy. Also the academy provides a great platform to open water swimmers. Apart from being a competitive swimmer, you will be trained for open water swimming, triathlon and Ironman as well.

Also, for leisure swimming the residents can avail the pools at our state-of-the-art clubhouses.

Whether it’s the thrill of racing through the lanes or the simple joy of floating leisurely, advantages of swimming are multiple and has a way of infusing happiness, tranquility, and pure delight into our lives!

At Palava City, health and fitness is of prime importance. The city has taken various measures to ensure the residents get access to world-class sports infrastructure, professional training environment and several opportunities to excel in the world of sports. Swimming is one of the many sports where Palava has invested immensely on all fronts – be it infrastructure, coaching and tournaments.

To enroll at the swimming academy at the Olympic Sports Centre, please email:

*Rupali Repale International Swimmer, Youngest Asian till date to swim English Channel, recipient of two National Award by President of India. Founder of Rupali Repale Swimming Academy, till date we have trained more than 10,000 swimmers across Palava. Swimmers from palava have represented at district, state, National and internationally.

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