What else do I need to remember?
To get the most out of exercising in water, it is recommended that you exercise in water that is between 28 and 32oC if possible. You can check with your local pool to see if they offer this facility. If not, you can still get plenty of benefit from being in a cooler pool, so don’t let that stop you!
Other things to remember when you are exercising in the pool:
It is difficult to tell when you sweat in the pool, so make sure you take breaks as needed to drink some water or other fluids both during and afterwards. 3
Don’t ignore joint pain.
Even though exercising in water feels like it is giving you relief from joint pain, you may still experience pain. If you do, it is better to stop than to push through. You can talk with your doctor about what is and is not typical pain during exercise. 3
You don’t typically need much equipment for swimming or water exercises, but some things you might want to include in your bag include goggles, swim shoes or socks so you don’t slip, flotation devices (noodles or kick boards), and bottles for drinking water.3