Swimming is a great way to exercise, relax, and stay cool in the summer -- especially if you are living with paralysis.
We have created a series of short, 2 minute videos
to help you swim safely and with ease.
While pools and lakes may feel intimidating to individuals with limited mobility, there is no reason everyone shouldn't enjoy this activity all year-round. It is a great way to stay fit and healthy.
Check out these practical swimming tips:
What to Wear
Getting into the Pool by Yourself
Using a Chair Lift
Using a Pool Chair
Learning to Float
Reeve Foundation Ambassador, Scott Chesney
, narrates and demonstrates safe practices in each video. He had a spinal stroke at 15-years-old, resulting in a T7 injury. However, it has not stopped him from running a successful business, raising a family, or swimming to keep fit.
Each video is only about two minutes long.
So don't wait
, get ready to swim today
Our swimming videos are part of the popular Reeve Health Minute
series. In addition to exercise tips, you'll find information on nutrition, adapting your home and car for a wheelchair, and finding ways to effectively navigate the world in a chair. See the full series.