Swimming is a great recreational activity for people of all ages and it’s also a good way to relax and feel good. It is an activity that burns lots of calories, is easy on the joints, supports your weight, builds muscular strength and endurance. Swimming is a great workout because you need to move your whole body against the resistance of the water. It is a hea
lthy activity that you can do for your whole life and it’s a low-impact activity that has many physical and mental health benefits. Swimming could also have the power to help you sleep better at night.
It is accessible to a wide range of people who deal with physical issues that make other exercises, like running, less appealing. That can make swimming a good choice for older people looking to improve their sleep.
Some people who enjoy swimming want to take it to a competitive level. The main swimming styles used in competitive swimming are breaststroke, freestyle, backstroke and butterfly. Competitive distances are from 50 meters in the pool to the long distances in open water. Some of the best competitive swimmers are Michael Phelps (USA) with 28 olympic medals, Ryan Lochte (USA) with 12 olympic medals, Mark Spitz (USA) with 11 olympic medals. USA is definitely the best country in competitive swimming.
Author: Šimon Hrušovský 1.C