Whether you’re looking to lose weight, tone up or just stay fit and healthy, swimming has been touted as one of the best forms of exercise to achieve these results. Water provides resistance that air does not, so swimming provides the following benefits:

  • Increased calorie burn
  • Full body toning (core, hips, arms, shoulders and glutes)
  • Maximizes your cardio

Swimming is an activity any age can do, and is even great for those with disabilities or joint pain–water provides buoyancy offering an increased range of motion and swimming is a low impact activity.

For those reasons, lap swimming is a fantastic way to get fit. You don’t have to have a gym membership to swim laps, you can swim laps in your on backyard pool. This provides the added convenience of your pool being just steps away from your home.

If your desire is to swim laps, Leisure Pools offers a great range of pool designs that are perfect for this activity. These are the two main types of pools to look for:

1. Pools with an Unobstructed Swim Corridor

For optimal lap swimming, an unobstructed swim corridor is a must. This provides an open area from one end of the pool to the other for swimming. Leisure Pools offers the Elegance, Reflection, Harmony, Absolute, Opulence, Moroccan and the Esprit that all have this feature.

2. Pools with a Swim Jet System

If you have a small backyard or challenging backyard space, you can still own a pool that’s great for swimming! Leisure Pools offers smaller pools that can have swim jet systems. This provides resistance so that you can can swim against it and still get just as great a workout. The Platinum Plunge, Sorrento Swim Spa and the Olympus are all smaller in size and can have swim jet systems.


This summer, you can make the goal to get fit with lap swimming. Contact Leisure Pools today (www.leisurepools.com.au) and Get Swimming in Quality and Style.