Aquatics

MUSC Wellness Center has a Jr. Olympic swimming pool and a professional aquatics team offering various training options for adults 18 years and older. 

Pool Closes 30 min. before the Wellness Center. 

Wellness Center is offering personal and group training programs taught by our professional team

Water training benefits: 

Water fitness is good for all ages and ability levels. Recent research studies find:

People of all ages and ability levels can improve strength, endurance and body composition through effective aquatic training. Fit young men who did a periodized strength training program 3 times a week for 12 weeks significantly improved muscular strength and power and increased lean body mass. Healthy, untrained older women who did 60 minutes of shallow-water exercise (including 20 minutes of upper- and lower-body resistance training with equipment) 3 days a week for 24 weeks increased lean body mass by 3.4% and significantly improved muscular strength.

Aquatic training improves ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL). Women who participated in 60-minute shallow-water exercise classes 3 days a week for 12 weeks performed better in land-based ADL (activities of daily life).

Water properties lead to less muscle soreness and damage. A study comparing high-intensity land- and water-based plyometrics programs found that training in water produced less inflammation and muscle soreness.

Water fitness lowers blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes. A recent study of 35 people with type 2 diabetes compared land-based training with aquatic exercise. All participants trained for 45 minutes 3 times a week for 12 weeks. Participants in both groups experienced a significant reduction in A1C levels—a measure of glucose control.