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Review of Swimming Program crew exercising on boat

is a good form on cardiovascular exercise.

ProsSwimming is easy on the joints, and is good exercise for a person getting over an injury.

Cons: It has been shown that, although it is a great from of exercise, swimming is not an effective exercise for achieving weight loss. Finding a place to swim can also be difficult.  Cannot be done underway.

Cost:  Price of a pool membership.

Point of Contact
If you are unable to contact the Health Promotion Manager on your Regional Work-Life Staff, or need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact the Headquarters Health Promotions Program Manager, Tim Merrell at (202) 475-5146, fax (202) 475-5907, or email at

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