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Swim

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Level: Lung
Swimming Pool

Description

Swimming is quickly becoming a staple of the CrossFit Games, and that’s transitioning over to the programming of more and more boxes that have access to a pool (of course, that’s a big limiting factor for other gyms—but it doesn’t mean you can’t swim on your own time!).

Swimming has the potential to build muscle tone, strength, flexibility, improve heart health, asthma symptoms, cholesterol levels and is a far less impactful exercise on your body. So while swimming needs to be a key component of every CrossFit Games-hopeful, you should consider adding it in to your active recovery as well—you might just see your ability in CrossFit (along with your general health) start to rise.