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Swimming for beginners . By: Justin Luz. Origins of swimming. Swimming dates back to the stone age. Swimming is referenced in famous books like the Odyssey and Beowulf It is a essential survival skill. It was part of the first Olympics in 1896. Fun Facts.

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origins of swimming
Origins of swimming
  • Swimming dates back to the stone age.
  • Swimming is referenced in famous books like the Odysseyand Beowulf
  • It is a essential survival skill.
  • It was part of the first Olympics in 1896.
fun facts
Fun Facts
  • The breaststroke is the oldest swim style.
  • The titanic was the first ship to have a swimming pool.
  • You weigh less in a swimming pool.
  • Swimming reduces stress.
  • You’ll swim faster with shorter hair.
  • Egyptians had symbols for swimming.
basic rules of swimming
Basic rules of swimming
  • Must have experience swimming.
  • Swim when there is a lifeguard on duty.
  • Do not swim alone
  • Don’t swim during thunderstorms.
  • Don’t dive head first.
  • Don’t swim under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Drugs

before you swim
Before you swim
  • Don’t eat before you swim because you could get a muscle cramp.
  • Make sure you stretch before you swim.
  • Make sure you take a shower and use soap.
  • Know your surroundings and pay attention.
benefits
Benefits
  • It’s a low impact exercise
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Helps maintain weight
  • Increases muscular strength and tone
  • Improves flexibility
  • It works every muscle in the body

Healthy heart

places to swim
Places to swim
  • Pool
  • Lakes
  • Rivers
  • Beach
  • Ocean
famous swimmers
Famous Swimmers
  • Mark Spitz
  • Michael Phelps
  • Ryan Lochte
  • Rebecca Soni
equipment
Equipment
  • Swim cap
  • Goggles
  • Nose clips
  • Swim fins
  • Swimming trunks
different strokes
Different strokes
  • Doggy Paddle
  • Freestyle
  • Backstroke
  • Breaststroke
  • Butterfly
  • Sidestroke

What you talkin bout Willis?

doggy paddle
Doggy Paddle
  • Easiest stroke to learn
  • First swim stroke taught to children
  • Dogs use this style when they swim.
  • Early man learned this style by imitating animals.
backstroke
Backstroke
  • This is also called the back crawl.
  • This style is swum on your back.
  • The only style that starts off in the water.
  • Swimmers can breath easily during this swim style.
freestyle
Freestyle
  • Also called the front crawl.
  • The fastest stoke in swimming
  • Used in relay races and medley races.
breastroke
Breastroke

Just one more lap!

  • This is the slowest of all the swim styles.
  • Swimmers eyes are above the water.
  • Used in lifesaving situations.
  • Requires endurance and leg strength.
butterfly
Butterfly

Dolphin kick

Strong Shoulders

  • This is the hardest swimming style to learn.
  • A dolphin kick and very strong shoulders are required for this swim style.
  • Requires years of practice.
olympic swimming pool
Olympic swimming pool
  • Much bigger than a regular pool.
  • It has 10 lanes which are 50 meters long
  • It has diving blocks.
  • These are the pools that professionals swim in.
individual medley
Individual medley
  • The race is swum by one person.
  • The swimmer swims the backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, and freestyle.
  • The swimmer swims the same distance for each swim style.
  • The fastest swimmers wins the race.
medley race
Medley race
  • This is swum with a team of four.
  • Each person on the team swims one swim style.
  • Swim styles cannot be repeated.
  • All swimmers swim the same distance.
  • It’s a team event and the fastest time wins.

Go Team

swim forever
Swim Forever
  • Amazing sport that is fun to do.
  • People of all ages can swim.
  • You can swim till the end of time.
  • Great way to keep your heart and muscles strong.
  • Great way to lose/ maintain weight.
final thoughts
Final Thoughts
  • Make sure you wear the appropriate equipment.
  • Remember the rules and regulations.
  • Know when and where to swim.
  • Know the 4 swim styles.
  • Know the different types of races.
  • Have fun and enjoy!