Why Do People Learn How to Swim?

by: Mick Litherland

Why?

Swimming is one of the most important skill to learn in your life. No only because you get to experience a chance to swim with whole new different animals, but most importantly for your own safety. Every year billions of people go to local pools, lakes, oceans, just to hang out with friends and the best part, swim! Over the past decade there have been a huge increase in people wanting to learn how to swim. One of the reasons is just simple, swimming can save your life.


Many animals are usually born to have the ability to swim, but for humans it takes a little bit more time and practice. It is recommended that people teach their kids how to swim at a young age because not only is it easier for the children to pick it up, but drowning is the second-leading cause of injury-related death for children less than 14 years old. More than 3,000 people drown in the United States every year, and if we have to do something about it.


Swimming not only does it save your life but swimming is great for your health! In the family fitness magazine, it has said that swimming is the #1 sport recommend for people simply because it works every part of the body. As a competitive swimmer myself, I would have to agree that swimming is great sport to try. It helps build strength and endurance, and water provides a natural resistance when you are swimming, while also making the activity less strenuous on your body.


Swimming can save your life and the people around you. It is one of the best sports to try and can keep you very healthy.

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