Kids back to school? Hit the pool!

It’s finally happening, the kids are back in school. No home-schooling, no games and no activities to keep them busy. You finally have the days to yourself!

Whether you’re working from home or heading back to the office, this free time is the perfect chance to don your TR shorts, get your fitness up and make a splash.

The health benefits of swimming

Tones Muscles

Did you know that swimming is one of the only exercises where you use every single one of your body’s muscles? By getting into a good exercise routine of swimming regularly, you start to tone all of your muscles, building strength from your head to your toe.

The best strokes to do this include:

  • Front crawl
  • Breaststroke
  • Butterfly
  • Backstroke
  • Freestyle
  • Sidestroke


Keeping your heart and lungs healthy

Swimming as an exercise is absolutely brilliant for your heart. It maintains your heartbeat at a high rate, and unlike some other exercises, it does this while also keeping a lot of the impact stress off of your body. Overall, it helps you to build a really healthy level of cardiovascular fitness.

In fact, it keeps both your heart and your lungs so strong that research shows it can even reduce your risk of death. Compared to people that don’t exercise, swimming can reduce the risk of death for swimmers by over half, lowering your blood pressure and controlling your blood sugar levels.

Swimming is also really beneficial for people with asthma, mostly because of the humidity of indoor swimming pools. Plus, because you have to hold your breath and control your breathing when you swim, it can help to extend your lung capacity too.


Mental health benefits

Swimming isn’t only good for your physical health, but has countless benefits for your mental health too. Research shows that people who reported being anxious, stressed and even depressed from work all felt more relieved, relaxed and less stressed overall after swimming.

It has been proved to boost your overall mood too, show many psychological benefits in multiple studies across the world. This is also due to the fact that swimming can improve your sleep.


Swim workout for beginners

Looking to start swimming, but not sure how? Try this Thomas Royall Swimming Workout for Beginners!


Warm up:

  • 100-200m of any stroke you like

Main Workout:

  • 100m medium effort front crawl
  • 50m freestyle
  • 50m breast stroke
  • 1 minute rest
  • 25 high effort front crawl


  • 100m of any stroke you like


TR shorts perfect for fitness

Routine is great and getting into a rhythm with working out is important for keeping on top of your fitness. But it’s always better to have variety and to keep things fresh and fun in your workouts… so why not extend this to you workout clothes too?

Thomas Royall prides itself on its exciting patterns, bold prints and statement colours whilst delivering a functional and fashionable fit. So you can enjoy your workout and feel great whilst doing it.

Our ‘Luca’ and ‘Bobby’ fit shorts are perfect for exercising and swimming. The elasticated, adjustable waist and loose leg fit allows for flexibility, movement, and comfort. If you prefer a longer style then our ‘Bobby’ shorts are the perfect fit.


But don’t just take our word for it, check out our fan favourites!


Dubai Butterfly & Arctic



Safari  &  Bahamas



Sydney  &  Royal Blue Bobby



  Exotic Butterfly Bobby