- Drowning is a leading killer of American children.
- More than 30% of kids are at risk for obesity-related illnesses.
- Swimming is a cure.
While winning is nice, while setting a record, getting a best time, or making a qualifying time feels good, we hope that our young athletes learn more than, “It is great to swim fast.” No where in human history or theology do we learn that the ability to swim fast holds a very high priority in the grand scheme of the universe. From a practical standpoint, over-emphasis on speed, times and achievements will eventually end in frustration. No matter how fast a young athlete swims, there will probably be another swimmer in the next town, state, or country, swimming faster, if not now, then next month. So as coaches and parents, ask yourselves:
In a few years, the medals and ribbons will be laid aside and best times will be a hazy memory. The friendships that will develop and the life skills learned will carry on for a lifetime.
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1. Swimming fights tiredness by improving oxygen intake and energy use in the body
2. Swimming protects the heart and cardiovascular system
3. Swimming provides social support and aids mental health and development
4. Learning to swim reduces the chance of drowning
5. The risk of contracting certain chronic illnesses drops with swimming exercise
6. Swimming supports a healthy and longer life
7. As a low-impact exercise, swimming causes less overall damage to muscles and joints
8. A correlation exists between swimming and an overall decrease in body fat percentage
Swimming is a valuable life-saving adaptation and skill to learn. While any form of physical activity is markedly better than a sedentary lifestyle, swimming may be an easier choice for individuals at the start or in the middle of their respective fitness journeys.
Research supports that swimming is potentially less stressful on the body than high-impact exercises, increases oxygen capacity, improves cardiovascular function, helps protect against chronic illness, delays the effects of aging, and aids body weight regulation for its participants.
The social support and community one gains through swimming is also a great motivator for its participants, who are encouraged to maintain and continue its practice as they age, regardless of whether or not they do so for competitive purposes.
5 Tips to Help You Swim Better
1. Learn to synch stroke movements for better control and speed
2. Practice proper alignment and depth for each stroke
3. Practice improving posture inside and outside the water to avoid strain and increase power
4. Try tethered swimming to gradually relieve feelings of tiredness and quickly increase maximal oxygen capacity
5. Keep a consistent swim schedule when practicing/training
The kit includes information on what to expect at a swim meet, how to interact with your child's coach & how to track times. LEARN MORE
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