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IT’S A GREAT SPORT!

Many physicians and pediatricians consider swimming the ideal activity for developing muscular and skeletal growth.  Why do doctors like it so much?

  • Swimming develops high quality aerobic endurance, the most important key to physical fitness.  In other sports an hour of practice may yield as little as 10 minutes of meaningful exercise.  Age group swimming teams use every minute of practice time developing fitness and teaching skills.

  • Swimming does a better job in proportional muscular development by using all the body's major muscle groups.  No other sport does this as well.

  • Swimming enhances children's natural flexibility (at a time when they ordinarily begin to lose it) by exercising all of their major joints through a full range of motion.

  • Swimming helps develop superior coordination because it requires combinations of complex movements of all parts of the body, enhancing harmonious muscle function, grace, and fluidity of movement.

  • Swimming is the most injury-free of all children's sports.

Swimming is a sport that will bring kids fitness and enjoyment for life.  Participants in Masters Swimming programs are still training and racing well into their 80's.