Is Cold Water Swimming Bad For You?

Is cold water swimming good for you?

The stress reaction caused by cold water immersion is suspected to trigger an increase in white blood cell production, providing a natural boost to your immune system. When you add together the physical and mental benefits of swimming then it is certainly plausible that there is a positive impact on the immune system.

Can you get sick from swimming in cold water?

Being exposed to people suffering from the common cold can cause us to become sick. But simply being exposed to cooler air temperatures does not. For swimmers, this should be taken a step further: Being wet, in colder weather, doesn’t cause someone to become infected with the common cold virus.

Is swimming in cold water bad for your heart?

A. Swimming is an excellent exercise for the heart, arteries, lungs, and muscles. If you enjoy swimming in cold water and have been doing it for some time with no ill effects, it’s probably fine for you. This makes the heart work harder and increases blood pressure.