Do you know how to swim?

Philippines
February 4, 2007 2:21am CST
I 've been a member of varsity swimming team during high school and college days. right now im not active in any competition which i really missed. I was competing for almost 10 yrs, I gained recognitions from our school and im very proud of it. Im planning to train my 1yr old daughter to swim and i hope someday she will become a top swimmer in my country. what are the reasons why everyone needs to know how to swim?
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@simran1430 (1793)
• India
11 Feb 07
For most people, especially those who are very overweight, swimming is even better than walking. Start by going to the pool twice a week for a gentle 15 minute swim. Gradually increase the length of your swim, and your work rate while in the water. Aim to build up to about 30 minutes a day, or 45 minutes twice a week.
@yueliu (1623)
• China
11 Feb 07
I can't swim....
@patrice7 (1194)
• United States
4 Feb 07
synchronized swimming.. - swim all you can and swim all the way!.
wow julialaurene!. you are so good at swimming!. i have friends too who are just like you when it comes to swimming.. thats a very good plan for your child.. i am really a frustrated swimmer.. i get so envious at swimmers who are very very good in their peformance. i want to know how to swim properly and how to do it in different styles. i think that swimming should be learned because it will help you in cases of emergency in the sea or beach or it may help you save someone else's life.. i think that learning swimming is good and i have yet to learn how to do it like swimmers do.. i just float around and move my legs and arms and i float for like 5 minutes then i lose my concentration and sink rapidly..
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
4 Feb 07
yes, I grew up swimming in Lake Michigan.