Swimming365 is a program created by Tom Picton-Warlow in 2015. As a former director of Swimming Australia Tom Picton-Warlow is very passionate about swimming/water aerobics and the potential impact that it can have on Australia’s health in the future. Swimming365 aims to enable participants to effectively control their own destiny through year round swimming exercise and diet.” Swimming365 is an aquatic exercise program for the prevention and management of Type 2 Diabetes. The program is now in its 4th year and has been providing significant benefits to the health of participants. We currently have about 25 participants within the Swimming365 program.
Swimming365has3 key principles:
Support healthy habits all year round
Participate in a novel, evidence informed aquatic exercise program
Promote individual commitment and hard work, and have fun doing it!
Swimming365focuses on6key factors:
Regular and Novel Exercise – Providing a regular aquatic exercise program to target health and fitness goals
Set healthy habits – Including good nutritional choices, reducing alcohol consumption, stress management and supporting quitting smoking.
Challenge the body & mind (or Body & Brain Training!) – Appropriate physical challenges tailored for individuals, along with the mental stimulus of learning and perfecting a new skill, such as swimming!
Manage stress & wellbeing – Creating healthy lifestyle goals and plans, and supporting individuals to maintain them through peer and individual support.
Evidence Informed – An evidence informed exercise program that contributes to knowledge of aquatic exercise & metabolic disease.
Shared purpose – Friendships, camaraderie and social support. Plus, plenty of opportunities for social occasions and swimming events with the group.
Swimming365looks at5 key measures for participants to target:
Improve diabetic control (or metabolic profile) (i.e. blood glucose)
Improve body composition (i.e. waist girth)
Improve fitness and function
Build muscle strength
Improve quality of life
Our first Swimming365 team finish the inaugural Port to Pub in 2016