Swimming has to be one of the best ways to unwind and work out. And while heading to the pool and swimming lengths has plenty of health benefits, it never hurts to throw in a few extra exercises to make sure you’re working every muscle group and really getting the most of your pool time.

Pool exercises are not only a fantastic addition to your regular swimming routine, but they’re also a great alternative to swimming when recovering from an injury. If you are on your very own road to recovery, ease back into exercise by building up your strength in the pool – the water will support your joints and soothe your body while providing all-round resistance to help you strengthen your muscles faster than you would on dry land. So, what are good pool exercises to try? Here are some of our favourites to get you started.

Oh, and in case you fancy ditching the local pool for somewhere a little warmer, we have some incredible swimming pools at our beachclubs. Did we mention the views?