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Transcript of Why Swim?
You feel good about yourself, inside and out.
Swimming elicits a natural, positive response to being in the water. It increases your community spirit and offers an opportunity to meet new friends. It increases shared memories and feeds your competitive spirit. Swimming is beneficial to people across a broad range of ages and abilities: very young to very old, very slow to very fast, people with injuries and degenerative conditions, pregnant women, and beginning to serious athletes. Swimming gets around the restrictions of locomotion impairments, visual disabilities or developmental difficulties associated with stroke, cerebral palsy and other disorders. Swimming positively affects many aspects of your life, including physical, mental, and emotional well being. Swimming helps you develop life skills such as sportsmanship, time-management, self-discipline, goal-setting, and an increased sense of self-worth. Physicians, physical therapists, exercise physiologists, and fitness coaches alike all say swimming is one of the best ways to stay in shape. Swimming may prolong your life and it also has lower mortality rates By: Ellin Heidgerken How does it benefit your life? How does it benefit your body? How does it benefit your mind? Why is swimming superior? Freestyle Backstroke What are all the Strokes? How Does Swimming Benefit Your Body? If you suffer from arthritis, swimming helps your joints and decreases discomfort caused by arthritis. During physical therapy sessions, swimming is often used to help people recover from injuries.
Swimming is good exercise. It improves your endurance and
takes some of the impact stress off of your body
It gradually increase your heart rate and stimulates your muscle activity. Swimming has health benefits to your heart and lungs.
You burn calories at a rate of about 3 calories a mile per pound of body weight. Swimming does exercise almost the entire body with very little joint strain
Signals the body to release pain-killing, euphoria-producing endorphins promote a keen sense of well-being.
Discipline it takes to commit to swimming and to push yourself through tough workouts improves self-esteem, instills confidence that other challenges or hurdles can be overcome, and inspires dedication to taking care of yourself in all facets of life
Slow the effects of aging
Begin solving problems in a single workout
On a constant swimmer’s high
Repetition with its non impact nature creates a soothing, relaxing form of exercise
Clear the mind after a tough day
Calms the spirit with a sense of quietness
Give the brain a chance to sneak up on problems with creative solutions
Give you time to catch up with elusive ideas
Great way to be alone in a world that increasingly demands that we be available
Swimming gives you a positive feeling after exercise and decreases stress. You relax as you glide through the water. Swimming is a form of meditation that can help you gain a feeling of well-being. You feel refreshed. Swimmers seem to do better in school, in general terms, than non-swimmers as a group.
How does Swimming Benefit Your Mind? It Helps You! Why is Swimming Superior? So Because swimming is AMAZING! A History of Swimming! Technology People have been swimming since ancient times.
Swimming has a rich history in:
Swimming as a sport began in England in the 1800s. Modern competitive swimming was started there.
Swimming is one of the oldest sports.
The oldest swim meets (100 yrs. ago) took place in, not pools, but oceans, lakes, rivers, and seas.
Suits have changed a lot! Today's swimming suits started out as full body dresses (for women) and full body suits (for men)
Swimmers have gotten much faster!
1915 women’s 200-meter freestyle record was 2:56, today’s record is 1:55! Lots of technology goes into swimming. Believe it or not, there is a lot of technology that goes into swimming. There are different training techniques, different suits, different equipment, and even different foods that professional swimmers eat to help them become the best swimmers they can. Butterfly Breaststroke Butterfly is the hardest stroke to master. Backstroke it the only stroke that is completed on the back. Breaststroke was the first stoke swam competitively. It is one of the slowest strokes. Freestyle is the most common and the fastest stroke. works most muscles in the body in a variety of ways with every stroke
improves muscle endurance
muscles are strengthened and toned
enhances core strength (core strength is important to overall health and stability in everyday life)
hip, back, and abdominal muscles are crucial to moving through the water effectively and efficiently so they are made strong
improves the cardiovascular system
greater lung capacity
increases bone density
easy on the body, as long as a proper warm-up and cool-down are incorporated into each session
tones the body
lengthens the muscles
exercises your whole body without putting stress on your joints and muscles Swimming is a healthy activity that can be continued for a lifetime! Swimming works all the muscles in your body in one easy workout. Swimming works all the muscles in your body, within one low impact workout. Swimming enhances your core strength, improves your cardiovascular health, and increases your endurance Swimming decreases stress and the repetition of the strokes is therapeutic. Swimming improves all around healthiness and makes you feel good about yourself, inside and out. Environmental conditions are relatively consistent regardless of time of day or year. Amount of equipment, preparation, or planning changes very little Swimming is safe and inexpensive Can be completed alone, with a partner, or with a group of swimmers. You can’t swim with a cell phone or pager so people can’t reach you, therefore stressing you out when you are swimming. There is no need to choose each day whether you’ll focus on your upper body or lower body, muscular strength or cardiovascular endurance, core strength or overall flexibility 2nd most popular sport in the USA Swimming decreases stress.