• An hour of vigorous swimming will burn up to 650 calories. It burns off more calories than walking or biking.
  • Swimming strengthens the heart and lungs
  • Swimming works out all of the body’s major muscles  
  • Swimming help reduce stress
  • Water’s buoyancy make swimming the ideal exercise for physical therapy and rehabilitation or for anyone seeking a low-impact exercise.
  • Swimming is a great cardiovascular exercise because you are moving against the water’s resistance, which is over ten times that of the air
  • Over 50% of world-class swimmers suffer from shoulder pain.
  • At the second modern Olympic Games contested in Paris in 1900, the most unusual event to be held was underwater swimming. It was decided prior to the competition that two points would be awarded for each metre swum underwater. In addition, one point was added to the scoring of each individual for every second he stayed below the surface. Much to the delight of the locals, Frenchman Charles de Venderville won the event swimming 60 metres and staying submerged for 1min 8.4sec. Denmark’s Peder Lykkeberg stayed underwater for a longer period, one and a half minutes, but only managed to travel 28.5 metres. This was the first and only time underwater swimming was held at the Olympic Games.
  • Egyptians made a picture or symbol for swimming as far back as 2500