Story written by Ashley Bishop, Dailyflipz Health Reporter
FAIRBORN, Ohio-- Swimming can reduce your semester blues and benefit you in many ways. It’s understandable that the second semester can be the hardest and get you down. You’re probably focused on the idea that summer is close or maybe you’re graduating in a few months.
Abbey Thoma, a WSU student who is part of the synchronized swimming club, gave some insight of how swimming benefits you. “Swimming is a very relaxing form of exercise that some don’t realize,” she said. “It reduces my stress from classes, keeps my muscles strengthened and flexible, makes for healthier skin and so much more.”
When Thoma is not practicing or performing for her meets, she swims leisurely which builds a healthier lifestyle.
If you can make time for a quick ten-minute dive in the pool, it would be worth it! Wright State also offers KNH classes in their pool to take as class credits like a water aerobics, which makes students have fun with the class. Other places like the YMCA might be more expensive and less convenient.
“The pool here is smaller than some but it’s pretty nice,” said Cameron Moon, a lifeguard at the WSU pool. “It’s never too busy so if you want to come and leisurely swim you might have it to yourself almost so it’s relaxing; always make sure to check the website to see the hours, would love to see some new faces in here!”
Swimming has many other health benefits for you but college students focus more on the relaxation and stress relieving from it. It’s important to stay active throughout college to maintain good health whether it is in the fitness center, pool, or through other recreational activities.
To check out hours, classes, events and more, visit their website at http://www.wright.edu/campus-recreation/facilities/swimming-pool
WSU Pool Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11:00 am-2:00 pm (share with classes)
Tuesday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm (share with classes 12:45-1:40)
Wednesday: 11:00 am-2:00 pm (share with classes)
Thursday: Noon-2:00 pm (share with classes 12:45-1:40)
Friday: 8:00 am-12:30 pm
Saturday/Sunday: See website for open times
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Story edited by Health & Business Editor Taylor Whitney