“One of the major benefits of swimming for fitness is that it’s low impact on your body. Unlike running or other land-based physical activity, swimming doesn’t put as much wear and tear on your joints and muscles.
Even though swimming may not cause the same aches and pains of these other sports, it’s still important that you give yourself an opportunity to recover after intense training or swimming competitions.
Our body needs rest days (or at least recovery workouts) to perform at our highest level and maximize the time we spend in the water. It’s important to know a couple of things about recovery and rest for swimmers in general. Can you swim everyday? How long should you rest? Find the answers to these questions and more below.”
Source: Recovery for Swimmers: What You Need to Know – MySwimPro