Swimming can help people with chronic diseases. For people with arthritis, it can improve the use of affected joints. People with rheumatoid arthritis have noticed health improvements after participating in swimming over with other activities
Swimming can also improve mental health by improving mood in both men and women. Swimming can improve the health of mothers and their unborn children and has a positive effect on the mothers’ mental health. Parents of children with developmental disabilities find that recreational activities, such as swimming, improve family connections.