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South Pasadena San Marino YMCA

Lap Swimming

Spare your joints and get an impactful cardiovascular workout by lap swimming! The benefits are immense. Working your arms and legs simultaneously elevates your heart rate and burns calories without straining your body. And don’t worry: this isn’t a race. Enjoy the relaxing water, swimming at your own pace, as you get healthier with each fluid stroke.

“I have a routine now after work where I drive straight to the pool at my Y and swim 20 laps before coming home. It’s tremendously relaxing, and a great way to squeeze in a great workout for the day.”

To help maintain a safe and nurturing environment, we encourage lane sharing and circle swimming if more than one person is using a lane. This will create a good flow and allow you to have your own space for clean strokes. 

We also provide equipment to help vary the challenge and make lap swimming more enjoyable. Kickboards, for example, allow you to swim using only your legs, which builds leg strength and focuses attention on your kick. Alternatively, pull buoys immobilize your legs during the stroke, allowing your arms to be fully engaged. Our certified lifeguards are always on hand to assist you with locating available equipment.

Please check our pool schedule for lap swim times and lane availability. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Swim your way to your fitness goals.