Around a year and a half ago I picked up swimming again. Hands-down it’s been the best thing I’ve done for my physical health and mental wellbeing. It’s tough, but I have an absolute blast each time I go for a swim.

I’m now part of a community of swimmers that meet regularly and get put through our paces for a solid hour. My goals have changed from ‘don’t sink’ to ‘how far past 2km can I go?’

Seen as I’ve got you here, I’ll extol some of the many benefits of swimming:

  • keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body.
  • builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness.
  • helps maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs.
  • tones muscles and builds strength.

And that’s my Seven of Seven! Thanks to @ricknunn and @spagerina for putting this challenge out there. Picking up the camera regularly has certainly benefited my photography and has got the creative juices flowing for more projects.

This image was originally posted here:

Canon 6D Mk2 + EF 50mm f/1.4 USM @ 50mm | 1/40 sec at f/2 | ISO 500