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1. Swimming competitions is the idea of trying something new.
2. There are many benefits of swimming.
3. Swimming standards for children.
4. Swimming is great regardless of your health and age.
5. Swimming is great for keeping fit.
6. Swimming is an essential skill for children.
7. A swimming pool is a great place for a party.
A – 5
B – 2
C – 1
D – 7
E – 4
F – 6
I didn’t start swimming seriously until I was fifteen when I had gained some extra pounds and decided to kick off some weight. So I started to go to our local swimming pool three or four times a week and I easily lost several pounds in a month. Everyone knows that swimming is one of the sports that burns plenty of calories. Now I go to the swimming pool because I need more exercise to stay fit, strong and healthy.
I didn’t like any sport in my childhood but today swimming is my favourite. I started swimming when I learnt many advantages of this activity. First of all, I don’t get hot and sweaty like we do with other kinds of sports. Besides, it’s not a team game so it doesn’t matter if I’m not quite good at it. Swimming also increases my lung capacity, it develops my breathing technique and makes my heart pump better. For me it’s the best way to relieve my daily stress and tiredness.
If your child is really keen on swimming and is talented in the water, then it may be worth considering taking part in some competitions. Local clubs often run swimming competitions, as do leisure centres and some schools. Of course, competing isn’t for everyone, so don’t force your child into it if they don’t fancy it. And if they’ve given it a go once and weren’t struck, there’s nothing lost from never doing it again. Besides, most children are keen to compete.
A trip to a local swimming pool, especially if you can find somewhere with slides or other exciting extras, is a great theme for children’s birthday parties. Besides being a great way of using up excess energy, there’s the added bonus of entertainment that children will be on cloud seven afterwards, especially if after the active time you’ve got them all coming home for birthday cake and tea!
Swimming is a wonderful way to maintain good health. Whether for competition or pleasure, water sports offer a whole body workout that is appropriate for all ages. Even through stages of life when some other forms of activity may be difficult, swimming is often comfortable and safe. Water exercise classes are ideal for those suffering from arthritis and are often recommended by doctors for people who wish to get fit, but need a low impact workout.
Being able to swim is a highly valuable skill for children to have. In addition, it’s a fun and enjoyable sport. In fact, I’m sure that if there’s one skill that’s worth teaching your children, it’s swimming. Help your child develop valuable skills that could ultimately save their life. Besides, according to school standards, by 11 years of age, children should be able to swim 25 metres, use a variety of different swimming strokes and floating.