Does Swimming Change Body Shape?

by Catalin Andries on May 27, 2024

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Swimming is a fantastic full-body workout with numerous benefits, including cardiovascular health, muscle toning, and weight loss. But many people have one question: "Does swimming change body shape?" Let's dive into the details and explore how swimming, snorkelling and using the right snorkel mask, can transform your physique.

The Impact of Swimming on Body Shape

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Swimming is a low-impact, high-resistance exercise that engages multiple muscle groups simultaneously. Unlike other forms of exercise, swimming provides a comprehensive workout without putting undue stress on your joints. Here are some ways swimming can change your body shape:

Muscle Toning and Strengthening

  1. Swimming works your core, arms, legs, and back, helping to tone and strengthen your muscles. The resistance of the water requires your muscles to work harder, which can lead to increased muscle definition over time.

Improved Posture

  1. The various strokes in swimming, such as freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke, help to strengthen the muscles in your back and shoulders. This can improve your posture, making you stand taller and look more confident.

Cardiovascular Health and Weight Loss

  1. Swimming is an excellent cardiovascular exercise that can help you burn calories and lose weight. As you shed excess fat, your body shape becomes more defined and streamlined.

Flexibility

  1. Swimming increases your overall flexibility, especially in the hips, legs, arms, and neck. This can contribute to a more balanced and agile physique.

Snorkelling: An Exciting Variation of Swimming

If you're looking to add some variety to your swimming routine, snorkelling is an excellent option. Snorkelling combines the benefits of swimming with the adventure of exploring underwater worlds. Using a high-quality snorkel mask can enhance your experience and make your underwater adventures more comfortable and enjoyable.

The Role of a Snorkel Mask

A snorkel mask is a crucial piece of equipment for anyone interested in snorkelling. It allows you to breathe comfortably while keeping your face submerged in water. Here are some benefits of using a snorkel mask:

  • Ease of Breathing: A well-designed snorkel mask ensures you can breathe naturally through your nose and mouth, reducing the risk of inhaling water. Comfort: Modern snorkel masks are designed to fit snugly and comfortably on your face, preventing leaks and allowing you to focus on your snorkelling experience.

  • Enhanced Visibility: High-quality snorkel masks provide a clear and wide field of vision, enabling you to fully enjoy the underwater scenery.

The Ninja Shark snorkel masks are premium quality masks with unique features designed for an easy and enjoyable snorkel experience.

Combining Swimming and Snorkelling for Maximum Benefits

By incorporating both swimming and snorkelling into your fitness routine, you can enjoy the benefits of both activities. Swimming helps you build endurance and strength, while snorkelling adds an element of fun and exploration. Here are some tips to get started:

  • Start with Basic Swimming: If you're new to swimming, begin with basic strokes and gradually increase your intensity and duration.

  • Invest in a Good Snorkel Mask: Choose a snorkel mask that fits well and offers clear visibility. This will make your snorkelling sessions more enjoyable and effective.

  • Explore Different Locations: Take your snorkel mask and explore various swimming spots, such as pools, lakes, and oceans. Each environment offers unique experiences and challenges.

Swimming and snorkelling are excellent activities that can significantly impact your body shape and overall health. By regularly engaging in these exercises and using the right equipment, such as a snorkel mask, you can achieve a toned, flexible, and well-defined physique. So, dive into the water, enjoy the journey, and watch your body transform!


Have you ever dreamed of snorkelling but felt uneasy about wearing a full face snorkel mask?

Just ask Phill, a true NINJA SHARK lover! He reached out to us after trying our masks, here’s what he had to say:

Our masks are equipped with advanced Anti-Fog technology, automatic drainage, and improved breathing chambers, ensuring there's no CO2 buildup. It's the ultimate gear for a worry-free and safe snorkelling adventure.


From total newbie to pro, Ninja Shark is the way to go!

The Ninja Shark full face snorkel masks makes your experiences the best they can be. They are exclusively sold on the Ninja Shark website.





“If you thought we’re just here to sell you products, think again. You’re part of the Ninja Shark family, and your feedback matters! We’re constantly working to improve our products and to bring the dreamlike full face snorkel mask to reality!"

What customers are saying about us…

"Amazing"

We bought the equalizer mask and fins package for lake and river snorkeling and it’s amazing. As soon as I submerged my head I was in a whole new world. I have never experienced such an immersion into the underwater world before (with normal snorkel gear). The equalizer mask is crystal clear, no water ever gets in (even when I dive, do summer saults, jump in off a rock) and being able to equalize my pressure by plugging my nose is awesome. I love breathing freely through my mouth and nose. I’m just really impressed and love my mask. The flippers are really nice to. They fit great.

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JEANNIE O. (Piara Waters, AU)
Bloody love this!

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Bolang C. (Perth, AU)
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Got one of these for me and my 7 year old daughter for Xmas. We’ve used them twice already and love them!! So much easier to breathe, can see so much and just makes the whole snorkelling experience better! Would highly recommend!

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Clear to see and easy to breathe,
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Robyn H. (Adelaide, AU)
Amazing

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Mermaid

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Took it to Tahiti

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Ninja Shark Kids Mask

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Electra - Full Face Snorkel Mask
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mask swimming

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Sheara R. (Perth, AU)
Great way to swim

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I’ve got three of these masks for my younger kids, however the oldest wants one too as the young ones rave about how good the are.

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Glad I have but haven’t needed to use .. yet

Great Mask

Love this mask. Kids find it so much easier snorkelling with the Ninja Shark. The snorkel mask is super clear and doesn’t fog up. The adjustable straps are great and easy to loosen and tighten. Very happy that we made the decision to get these for the kids.

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we used our new masks over the weekend. they were amazing, my daughter barely had her head out of the water all day.

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