Swimming is an excellent exercise option for seniors. There are studies showing that the benefits of swimming can help reduce the risk of falls. That can’t be said of walking, which is the most common form of exercise in which senior citizens participate. Swimming develops strong and stable core muscles, which are necessary for good balance control. This is an important factor in protection against falling. Swimming is a low-impact exercise with little risk of injury, and it involves all muscle groups. You can water-walk, which is good for your posture. Water-jogging gets your blood flowing and your heart pumping, as does resistance kicking. Leg swings work your legs and your core muscles.
P.S. Swimming is extremely gentle on joints, making it a good exercise choice for people with arthritis and osteoporosis.