Swimming is a healthy activity. It works practically for all of the muscles in the body (if you do a variety of strokes). Swimming can develop a swimmer's general strength, cardiovascular fitness and endurance.
I started swimming when I was in my form 6. I did it because I wanted to improve my balance ability due to over-trained of badminton. I did a lot of hard-works in this. After 8 months, I get my first license in swimming. I get ILS licence together with bronze license.
Additional Health Benefits of Swimming
- Whole body conditioning: Swimming tones your upper and lower body because you’re using almost all of your major muscle groups. The best strokes for all-over body toning are the freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke.
- Low risk of injury: There is a low risk for swimming injuries because there’s no stress on your bones, joints or connective tissues due to buoyancy and the fact that you weigh 1/10th less in water.