5. Live Longer
Researchers at the University of South Carolina studies 40,547 men, ages 20-90, for three decades. The results showed that those who swam had a 50% lower death rate than runners, walkers, or men who didn’t exercise.

6. Weight Loss
Most people know that it’s a great way to burn calories, but the majority don’t realize it can be just as efficient as jumping on the treadmill. And way more fun.