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In the News (Thu 18 Apr 19)

  britishswimming.org : Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
McClatchey (swimming) and Daley (diving), have both been hand-picked by the multi Olympic and Paralympic medallists as part of a group of 16 athletes, consisting of eight ‘Hopefuls’ who are seen as potential contenders for the Beijing Olympics and eight ‘Apprentices’ who have realistic hopes for the London 2012 Games.
Swimming is one of the few forms of exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, and is not weight-bearing so it can benefit all as it is not dependent on fitness or physical ability.
Everyday Swim is a national pilot project, led by the Amateur Swimming Association and funded by Sport England, which aims to break down the barriers to swimming and provide best practice examples to be used across the country.
www.britishswimming.org   (3648 words)

  Swimming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Several swimming styles are suitable for recreational swimming; most recreational swimmers prefer a style that keeps their head out of the water and with an underwater arm recovery.
Swimming is also used in marine biology to observe plants and animals in their natural habitat.
Swimming is primarily an aerobic exercise due to the relatively long exercise time, requiring a constant oxygen supply to the muscles, except for short sprints where the muscles work anaerobically.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Swimming   (2945 words)

 Category:Swimming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Swimming is the method by which humans (or other animals) move themselves through water.
Swimming is a popular recreational activity, particularly in hot countries and in areas with natural watercourses.
There are many health benefits of swimming, yet basic swimming skills and safety precautions are needed to participate in water activities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Swimming   (140 words)

Before 1902 it was illegal to swim in the surf in daylight hours, a law based on morality rather than safety with men and women allowed to 'bathe' separately in the early morning or late evening.
Many Australians are members of swimming clubs and many young Australians take part in school swimming carnivals, through which a few emerge as elite swimmers who compete at a national and international level.
Swimming is one of the eight founding sports of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au /articles/swimming   (888 words)

 Swimming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
There are strict rules governing the four strokes of Swimming (backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle) pertaining to leg and arm movements, starts and turns as well as the length of time swimmers can remain under water.
Swimming events have changed dramatically since then - by the 1952 Olympic Games every Olympic record had been beaten at least once.
Also coming under Swimming are diving, water polo which was introduced to the Olympic Games in 1900 for men, women's water polo will be introduced to the Olympic programme at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
www.olympics.org.uk /sports/summer/swimming.asp   (516 words)

Swimming is a lot of fun, but drowning is a real danger.
If you are caught in a current, swim parallel to the shore (alongside the shore) rather than to the shore until the water stops pulling you, then swim back to shore.
Always swim where a lifeguard can see you and in areas that are marked for swimmers to use.
kidshealth.org /kid/watch/out/water.html   (1457 words)

 Swimming Merit Badge
Explain why swimming rescues should not be attempted when a reaching or throwing rescue is possible, and explain why and how a rescue swimmer should avoid contact with the victim.
Swim 50 feet using the inflated pants for support, then show how to reinflate the pants while using them for support.
Swim continuously for 150 yards using the following strokes in good form and in a strong manner: front crawl or trudgen for 25 yards, back crawl for 25 yards, sidestroke for 25 yards, breaststroke for 25 yards, and elementary backstroke for 50 yards.
www.meritbadge.com /mb/014.htm   (811 words)

 Cub Scout Sports - Swimming
All swimming activities done by Cub Scout Packs must be done in accordance with the rules in the "Safe Swim Defense", described in the Guide to Safe Scouting (#34416B).
Those rules are not mandatory for individuals or families, of course, swimming in private or public pools, lakes, or beaches, although families are encouraged to use as much of them as appropriate.
Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke.
www.usscouts.org /advance/cubscout/sports/swimming.html   (750 words)

A swimsuit…a pair of goggles…a swim partner or lifeguard…and a pool are all you need for splashing around or swimming laps.
Children (and adults) unable to swim should be attended closely by an adult when in the water.
Swim fins provide your lower body (muscles of the hips and knees) with a good workout and improve the flexibility of your ankles.
www.gsu.edu /~wwwfit/swimming.html   (1441 words)

 Yosemite National Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Besides the outdoor pools available to the public during summer at Curry Village and Yosemite Lodge swimming is permitted in all bodies of water in the park except Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and above waterfalls.
Swimming in the Merced River is a great way to cool off--but help protect the river by entering and exiting only on sandy beaches.
Swimming in rivers is not without hazards, including swift currents, cold water, and hazards within the river (e.g., trees).
www.nps.gov /yose/trip/swimming.htm   (99 words)

 Swimming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Metro East is a voluntary swimming association that enables swimming clubs in the easter suburbs of Melbourne to compete at a district level.
Nunawading Orcas Aussi Masters Swimming Club is based at the Nunawading Aquatic Sports and Fitness Centre, Melbourne and caters for people over twenty who enjoy swimming and would like to have the benefit of a structured training program to improve fitness and competitive abilities, accompanied by good friendship and social activities.
As an AUSSI Masters Swim Club, our aim is to provide a safe, managed environment to encourage adults, regardless of age or ability, to swim regularly in order to promote fitness and improve their general health.
www.vicnet.net.au /ent/sport/swimming   (730 words)

 ASCAOnline - Your Coaching Resource
One of the “truisms” of swimming that coaches intuitively understand, even when they can’t verbalize it, is that Team Travel will “break swimmers loose” from their previous performance levels and allow them to “move up” when ten more meets in the home environment might not achieve that.
Recreation swimming, swimming lessons, water therapy, water aerobics, adult lap swimming, water polo, diving, scuba, party rentals, fireman training, recreational swim teams, high school workouts and meet time and dozens of other “high priority needs” dilute what is needed for top level competitive swim training.
The American Swimming Association University League is an association of student-run swim clubs from colleges and universities across the United States that enjoy the sport of swimming in a friendly, competitive environment.
www.swimmingcoach.org   (5674 words)

 ScoutBase UK: The Library - Badges - Staged Activity Badges: Swimming
Swim ten metres on their front, ten metres on their back, and ten metres on their back using only their legs.
Swim ten metres, perform a somersault without touching the side of the pool and continue to swim in the same direction for a further ten metres.
Swim 1000 metres using any three recognised strokes for a minimum distance of 200 metres per stroke.
www.scoutbase.org.uk /library/hqdocs/badges/staged-sw.htm   (720 words)

 Girl Power! Tips: Water Safety
Swimming is great exercise and a lot of fun, but before you jump in, make sure you know the facts about water safety.
Always swim with a friend while an adult is watching.
Also, follow the rules of your parents, the lifeguard, and the pool where you are swimming.
girlpower.gov /girlarea/summer/watersafety.htm   (219 words)

 Swimming - Cub Scout Academics & Sports Guide
Cross-Atlantic Swimming Challenge - follow Ben Lecomte as he attempts to swim 2,950 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to France to raise money for cancer research.
All About Swimming - includes information on the history of swimming, water safety, and swimming basics, as well as synchronized swimming and water polo.
United States Masters Swimming - swimming for life for all ages.
www.geocities.com /~pack215/aands-swimming.html   (634 words)

 Swimming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Swim lessons are not offered at this time.
Swimmers must swim continuous laps, in the true tradition of lap swimming.
The Terrapins are a member of the Pacific Association of USA Swimming.
www.ci.concord.ca.us /recreation/swimming.htm   (364 words)

 Swimming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Swimming is a natural activity for both fun and cooling off.
No matter whether you swim recreationally or competitively, swimming is a great stress buster and a wonderful, meditative form of relaxation as you propel your body through the water and watch it fold over you.
Swimming and water exercise require that you have access to a pool, which usually requires some cost for using local facilities.
atoz.iqhealth.com /Atoz/fitness/RecSports/swimming.html   (851 words)

 swimming training | swimming coaching   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tapering And Performance: In order to be the best in whatever swimming discipline, competitive athletes and their coaches are constantly seeking new and effective methods to improve performance.
Freestyle swimming techniques: Only the development of swimming flumes in the 1970s allowed tests to be performed which compared to those being carried out on such activities as cycling and running.
Swimming Techniques - Training: Although super-high training volumes are the rule rather than the exception for swimmers, there' s solid evidence that these heavy loads may be counter-productive.
www.pponline.co.uk /encyc/swimming.htm   (1716 words)

 Swimming | Kid | Youth Sports | Pool | Picture | Exercise | Triathalon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I joined a swimming club when I was only eight and have enjoyed it ever since.
I love swimming and have been on a swim team since I was four years old.
Recently, I have moved up to a higher group with my swim team and I am not with my friends anymore and the practices are really tough.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p795.htm   (337 words)

 Injury Prevention - For Kids - Swimming
It’s fun to swim, but never swim without an adult around to watch you.
Never swim during a storm or when there is lightning.
Don’t chew gum or eat food while swimming, diving or playing in the water.
www.chp.edu /besafe/kids/01swimming.php   (117 words)

 Baby Swimming~The Gentle Journey
Focusing on the infant-toddler's level of well-being and readiness, baby swimming is taken to a higher level beyond that of strictly acquisition of physical skills.
Teaching a baby to swim is a subtle, long term process which requires interpersonal sensitivity, altruistic motivation, insight, skill and joy.
Rob and Kathy's small swim students and their parents grace the pages of "Learn to Swim" as techniques and tips are shared for each age and stage.
www.babyswimming.com   (1672 words)

Swimming is a lot of fun, but drowning is a real danger.
If you are caught in a current, swim parallel to the shore (alongside the shore) rather than to the shore until the water stops pulling you, then swim back to shore.
Always swim where a lifeguard can see you and in areas that are marked for swimmers to use.
www.kidshealth.org /kid/watch/out/water.html   (1457 words)

 SwimmingHoles.info Swimming Holes and Hot Springs rivers creek springs falls hiking camping outdoors
A refreshing swimming hole or warming hot spring in a river, creek, spring or waterfall is the perfect complement to your favorite outdoor activity - be it hiking, camping, canoeing, tubing, rafting or just exploring.
A swimming hole that is safe at low flows may be unsafe at high flows.
Swimming holes that are safe and fun for the whole family.
www.swimmingholes.org   (1147 words)

 International Swimming Hall of Fame
A fourth-grade classmate, Jean-Claude Nelson, learned to swim in kindergarten, but after seeing divers doing twists, flips and tricks in the water, he now wants to push himself a little further.
On Saturday, the public was invited to swim for Health and receive free swim dive and SCUBA lessons.
Representatives of the Broward County Health Department, YMCA and the South Florida Chapter of the National Swimming Pool Foundation were on hand to provide information about water safety, swim lessons and safe pools.
www.ishof.org   (375 words)

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