Swimming In Abu Dhabi To Maintain A Healthy Weight

Swimming In Abu Dhabi To Maintain A Healthy Weight
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Swimming in Abu Dhabi is great for general fitness but how many times per week should you swim for weight loss goals?
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There are many exercise methods which help you lose weight. For men and women in Abu Dhabi looking for a more gentle weight loss method swimming is ideal.

Article Category: Diet, Nutrition & Weight

Personal Trainer Q & A Contributor: Sherry

Weight loss – at times we all want to lose a few pounds but the gym and training in general isn’t for everyone in Abu Dhabi. This is where swimming lessons with a professional swimming coach can help. You’d be surprised how you can keep the pounds of with regular swimming.

We asked a professional swimming instructor from Abu Dhabi what her tips are when it comes to using swimming as a weight management tool.

Swimming regularly is a great way to stay fit in Abu Dhabi. It adds an element of cardio to your exercise routine and can help to generally keep your body toned.


Weight management can often be a problem for many people in the UAE. As a professional swimming coach do you think swimming regularly can help to keep weight loss goals on track and eventually maintain a stable, healthy weight?


Swimming burns calories and can help provide a person to lose weight, as well as tone muscles and improve overall health and fitness.

By engaging several different muscle groups and cardiovascular system, swimming can provide excellent work out for a wide variety of individuals.

There’s no other workout which makes you as fit, boosts metabolism and burn as many calories as swimming does.


For your fitness clients in Abu Dhabi how often do you recommend they swim on a weekly basis?


Great for general wellbeing, not less than 45minutes (for adults and advance students) of swimming 3 times a week alongside a balanced, healthy diet and lifestyle is the best way to stay fit and healthy.

Always maintain a positive outlook!


Can you provide some advice on how much swimming needs to be done in a session as part of a weight management fitness regime?


Workout 1: High Intensity 25s


The goal is to go full main blast on the first rep and maintain that intensity.

Warm-up: 4×100 swim (on the last 25 of each 100, swim with your fist close-it will force you to really work your feel for the water and a high elbow catch.

Preset: 4×25 descend effort from 50%-95% 1-4 @20 rest.

Main Set: 3 rounds 8×25 all out with :10 rest between reps.

50 backstroke swim easy between rounds.

Warm down: 6×50 choice swim with best possible technique-take :15rest between 50s.


Workout2: The Swim Kick Aerobic Combo


Warm-up: 300 choice swim loosen.

Pre: 200 pull breathing every 3/5 strokes by 50 + 100 kick build.

Main set: 30×100 freestyle as 10x (2 reps swim-1 rep kick)-take :20 rest between reps.

Warm down: 4x (50 swim choice + 10 deep water bobs, shaking out legs and arms + :10 sec rest.


Workout 3: Vertical Kickers delight


Vertical kicking is a killer way to target your core and backside in the water.

Warm-up: 200 swim loose + 8×25 choice swim DPS (distance per stroke – the goal is to cross the pool in the smallest number of strokes possible.

Preset: 6×50 as 25 swim, 25 kick without board.

Desc 1-3 and 4-6. Take :15 rest at the end of each rep.

Main Set: 

5×100 swim @:15 rest (80% effort).

30 vertical dolphin kick.

4×100 swim @:15 rest (85% effort).

30 vertical dolphin kick.

3×100 swim @:15 rest (90% effort)

30 vertical dolphin kick

2×100 swim @:15 rest (95% effort)

30 vertical dolphin kick

100 swim MAX EFFORT

Warm down: 8×25 swim DPS .Take :20 rest after each rep



As well as swimming in general (x number of laps for example) do you think other swimming for fitness exercises can help with weight management. For example, aqua aerobics etc?


Swimming being an aerobic exercise, is a good sport for calories burning which promote weight loss.

Aqua aerobics, typically uses props such as pool noodles, foam dumb bells, plastic balls and bar floats.

It is a great way to mix up a traditional gym workout with the wondrous benefits of water.


Here are the top benefits of aqua aerobics


  • Water supports the body, putting less stress on your joints and muscles
  • Working out in the water helps build strength
  • Water pressure helps put less strain on the heart moving blood around the body
  • The impact of gravity is less in the water allowing a greater range in motion
  • It’s fun!


In Summary, here are the best tips for weight management in Abu Dhabi


Swimming effectively burns calories


Gives you a cardio workout


Swimming boosts your metabolism


Works all areas of the body

Abu Dhabi Private Swimming Coach – Sherry

Whether you want to take private one to one swimming lessons or part of a group Sherry can help. You can take your swimming lessons at home in Abu Dhabi or another location.

You can view Sherry’s full swimming personal trainer profile by clicking the link below.

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