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Parents' Blog

Swimming -  Did you know?

November 08, 2017 / by Jaime Zilverberg

Do you remember when you took swimming lessons?

Most of us do.

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Learning to swim is a defining experience in a child's life, an experience that creates lasting memories similar to learning to ride a bike. But unlike riding a bike, swimming is important to your child's safety and development.  At SafeSplash, we understand...swimming is a life skill®. To deepen our historical understanding of swimming here are some swimming facts to end the fall season!

  • Swimming started in the 1st century.
  • Swimming has been a part of the Olympics since 1896.
  • Some people think swimming started when a person fell into the water and panicking, they started to swim in a way we call today dog paddle.

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  • Egyptians made a picture or symbol for swimming as far back as 2500 BC.diving-200396_960_720.jpg
  • The shorter your hair is the more chance you have for swimming faster because there is less friction.
  • An hour of vigorous swimming will burn up to 650 calories. It burns off more calories than walking or biking.swimmer-802891_960_720.jpg
  • Swimming works out all of the body’s major muscles.
  • Swimming is a great cardiovascular exercise because you are moving against the water’s resistance, which is over ten times that of the air.
  • water-2252890_960_720.jpgGoing swimming is very relaxing and has been compared to yoga and meditation in terms of its soothing effect on the mind and body.

For more swimming fun facts click here

Resources:

RENGANATHAN, M G. “Interesting Facts About Swimming.” About Swimming, igentry.blogspot.com/2008/05/interesting-facts-about-swimming.html.

Tags: Swimming, facts, did you know, Swimming lessons

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