What I Love about Swimming

8 Oct

Margaret swimming in the river enclosure

A pretty place to swim

As an observer of life, I contend there are two categories of people: swimmers and non-swimmers.

Having read the title, you’ll know my sympathies.

As a swimming devotee for over three decades, I can vouch for its many virtues.

What better way to spend time outdoors on a sunny day than in the water? So refreshing!

As an exercise, swimming comes into its own.  Compared to, say running, swimming is gentle, and can be continued right up through senior years. It burns calories and promotes muscle tone.
To me, even more important is the relaxation: the feeling of escape from normal life. Humans are, of course, creatures of the land, and venturing into water seems to constitute a break from the humdrum of everyday activities. After swimming, people often say that they feel better. Is this just a matter of improved circulation due to exercise, or is it something more?

Those who like competition may well have the chance to join  Swimming Clubs, and this has the added advantage of social contact. Who knows what marvelous  new friendships you may make?

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5 Responses to “What I Love about Swimming”

  1. jtelusma October 8, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    Like you said, swimming is very refreshing, it shoud be done often to see the rewarding benefits.

  2. Lorelei Orion October 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    Looks like fun, Margaret! A wonderful place to swim.

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp October 8, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

      In the right conditions, it’s absolutely delightful!

    • Margaret Lynette Sharp October 9, 2012 at 10:44 am #

      Hi Mark,

      I tried what you suggested about putting up the Amazon link on another post, and it still didn’t work. Oh dear. I don’t know whether or not to delete the post.

      Probably it doesn’t matter ( about deleting the post). The other problem is more significant.

      Take care, and thanks, Margaret

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