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Transcript of Swimming
What you need for swimming
Life Jackets- For Beginners
Recreational Equipment- Pool toys, floatation devices, etc..
Competition Equipment- timers, lane dividers, starting blocks, etc..
Swimmers use their body to move through the water by kicking with their legs and pulling with their arms. Swimming is a great activity that exercises almost all of the body. Swimming is one of the most popular recreational activities all over the world.
Goggles protect your eyes from chlorine and anything else that may be in the water. They also help you keep your eyes open underwater so you know where you're going.
Swimsuits are made out of Fabric. They are designed for minimal resistance through the water, and they resist fading even when used repeatedly in chlorinated pools.
Risks of Swimming
Swimming is a good all-round activity because it:
Keeps your heart rate up
Builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness
Helps maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs
Lowers Diabetes Risks
Swimming is generally a healthy activity, causing a low risk of injury compared with many other sports. However, there are some risks with swimming, such as:
Thermal shock- after jumping into the water can cause the heart to stop.
Infections- the water may have many types of bacteria, causing swimmers spread illness.
Chemical Exposure- the chemicals are used to keep pools clean and safe, but they can be dangerous. Such as, Chlorine, it can irritate asthma when water is swallowed.
No diving in shallow water
Use a shower or hose to rinse your whole body before and after using the pool
Do not swallow pool water
Keep pool clean
No running on the pool deck
Food or drink are not allowed in pool areas.
Do not swim if you have infectious disease.
Parents must supervise their child under 7 years of age.
Swimming Pool Rules
Project by: Karen V.
This stroke has many similarities to the front crawl, except you float on your back, and it uses alternating circular arm movements. It is faster than breaststroke, but slower than butterfly
The butterfly stroke calls for you to bring both arms over your head at the same time and push them into the water to move. Butterfly is the second fastest swim stroke after freestyle.
The breaststroke is the slowest of the competitive strokes. yet the most popular swim stroke of all. It uses a frog style kick, where you bend your knees and then kick your legs out, while both of your arms execute half-circular arm movements at the same time.
Sidestroke is an old swim stroke. Although not used in swimming competitions, it is still important for swimmers because you can rescue someone, since it only requires one arm.
Swimmers would prefer front crawl as a freestyle, because it is the fastest swimming stroke of all. You must keep your body as straight as possible, as any lateral movements will slow you down.
Top Swimming Medalist
4 Gold Medals
8 Gold Medals
6 Gold Medals
Swimmers wear swim caps to keep their hair out of the way and to decrease drag. Some people just like to protect their hair from the chlorine in the water.
2 Gold Medals
2 Silver Medals
3 Gold Medals
3 Gold Medals
2 Gold Medals
Swimming is fun because you can learn lots of techniques and skills. Countries that have a warmer climate often have outdoor pools, while others that have colder climates, tend to have indoor swimming pools. Swimming cools you off and refreshes you in summer. It can be done by adults, teens, kids, and it is also safe enough for seniors.
Protein helps your body to build and maintain muscle tissue and the enzymes that help your muscles recover and strengthen. Combine a lean source of protein into your dinner meal, for example, serving a grilled or roasted chicken breast with whole-grain pasta.
Complex carbs provide a steady source of energy to the body and include whole-grains such as pasta, brown rice, quinoa and whole-wheat bread. Stick to portion sizes to avoid eating too many calories that can disrupt sleep and slow digestion.
Fruit is a beneficial snack during a swim meet. It not only helps to rehydrate you, but it also provides glucose to help keep your blood sugar up. Fruit can help prevent fatigue as well as muscle cramps, and it is easily digestible and not likely to upset your stomach.
It's important to keep drinking fluids during the day of a swim meet. You may not realize how much sweat you are losing, so keep pushing fluids and drink before you get thirsty. Drink water or a sports drink while you are snacking, but avoid high-sugar sodas and energy drinks