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Benefits of swimming

Swimming is one of the most popular exercise activities in the US.

Competitive swimming is a ideal activity for young people as it meets the goals for Children’s organized sports as cited by many experts. These are the following skills that children’s organized sports might have.

- Learning Social Skills
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Learning Motor Skills
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Learning good sportsmanship
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Increasing physical activity levels
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Participating in a fun activity

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Time management skills


Besides the physical benefits, competitive swimming also benefit children by:

- Providing a supportive, wholesome social outlet
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Learning sportsmanship, including dealing with winning and losing
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Developing Team camaraderie and close friends that can last a lifetime
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Learning Goal setting, self discipline and self confidence


Swimming is considered the ideal physical activity because:

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Swimming is a low impact activity and reduces stress on the joints-it is the most injury free sport for children
-  Swimming helps develop coordination by requiring complex muscle movements involving all parts of the body

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Swimming builds cardiac and respiratory fitness and develops aerobic endurance
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Swimming promotes muscle development and burns calories, a particular concern with increasing rates of childhood obesity
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Swimming can be a continued for a lifetime
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Swimming is a sport that children with disabilities can participate in


In addition to the extensive physical benefits, competitive swimming also benefits young people by:
- Providing a supportive, wholesome social outlet
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Learning sportsmanship, including dealing with winning and losing
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Developing team camaraderie and close friendships, many for life
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Learning goal setting, self-discipline and self-confidence
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Time-management: competitive swimmers are among the best students

Aside from the physical, social and developmental benefits, competitive swimming is a FUN and EXCITING sport for people of all ages.