Benefits of Swimming in Saltwater

Posted by Mermaid Staff on May 16th, 2017

Around this time of the year, people start to balk at swimming in cold water. Here at Mermaid Swim Academy, we believe in the healing power of the ocean & hence cold water.

saltwater swimming at mermaid swim academy

Here are just 5 benefits of Swimming in Saltwater if you didn’t already know:

Improves Blood Circulation 
Increased and improved blood circulation endorses cell growth and organ function. Saltwater improves and increases your blood circulation by restoring minerals depleted by stress or poor diet. 

Not only will your insides thank you…but YOU will feel healthier and more energised!

Improves Immune System 
By swimming in cold saltwater you create a stressor in your body that helps boost your immune system. Saltwater contains rudiments that create an antibiotic and antibacterial effect to stimulate a healthy immune system as well as fighting infection.

Next time you feel run down, make a splash!

Relieves Cold and Flu Symptoms ️
Another mineral found in saltwater is sodium chloride, which helps loosen mucus and treat respiratory problems. It also assists with relieving allergies by clearing the nasal passages of irritating pollens.

Stop sneezing and start swimming!

Improves Wellbeing 
Saltwater is rich in magnesium and this helps to relax your muscles, reduce stress and relieves any nervous irritability. Saltwater also contains bromide that relieves muscle aches, pains and soreness caused by physical and emotional stress.

Feeling flat, cut a lap!

Better Skin 
The magnesium found in saltwater helps to hydrate your skin, whilst improving its overall appearance. Saltwater rejuvenates, exfoliates, and detoxifies your skin, as well as healing skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes and acne. 

Number one beauty tip: swim in saltwater!