Introduction: Swimming literary means to remain floating on water by struggling with limbs like legs and hands. The swift movement of legs and hands are essentially essential in swimming. It is regarded as the most difficult item of physical exercise.
How is swimming? : No other form of exercise is as difficult and toilsome as swimming. It does not suit all ages. It is full of exertion and tiredness. Swimming needs physical strength of the swimmer. It makes a man get tired and exerted soon. To go from one place to another by pushing through water and struggling hard with both legs and hands is swimming.
How to learn it: To learn swimming needs practical practicing in childhood. Then the body remains light and muscles do not get collapsed. In villages or rural areas, parents of common families teach their children swimming with the help of a pair of ripe coconuts. Parents in rich and aristocratic families do this with rubber balls, tires, pumped tubes etc. Regular practicing makes the children learn swimming at an early stage.
The swimming learner needs both courage and physical strength. A timid boy or girl fears o learn swimming for he may get drowned into the water. Many children learn swimming following their contemporary children. To follow a swimming boy or girl insists one on learning swimming. The learners have followed the technic of ducks swimming in water.
The old conceptions of swimming: In olden times people ook swimming to be naughtiness or wickedness of children. They did not realize its importance at all. They lectured/ rebuked the swimming children. Many a time they made them promise not to swim in the pond, canal, and river. But the then idea removed with the passage of time.
Present conception: Now the elders hold a fine attitude towards swimming. As their previous dogmatic idea about swimming has gone away, they encourage their children to learn swimming in order that they may become swimmers like Brozen Das. Truly speaking, swimming is growing in popularity every day. Of course, the art was known and practiced all over the world and all times. Those who live near a river, a canal or the sea take the water as naturally as a duck to the pond. It is a natural gift but it has been cultivated and improved upon. Swinburne, a lover of water,
“A purer passion, lordlier leisure A place much happier than lives on land”
Importance: Swimming is a form of recreation. But its utility s a form of physical exercise which has gradually been recognized. swimming is useful for human beings. It makes their muscles strong, them energetic and healthy. It increases appetite and hunger. It helps digest food causing a good blood circulation properly all over the body. It saves them from being drowned to eath. It makes them good swimmers.
A good swimmer is a social set. He can save a drowning person. Many lives have been saved sturdy swimmers in a boat wreck or even a ship-wreck. A good Jimmer is a potential lifesaver and there are no other sports which sometimes combine so noble a service and pleasure. Swimming is supposed to cure many chronic diseases like asthma, gout, spondylosis. Swimming as a hobby has its importance Dr. Flemming could have a chance of getting himself into medical college by virtue of this hobby.
Achieving glory: Swimming is an art. In many forms, it is practiced. The chief is, of course, the breast-stroke. The most the freestyle. In interesting is the side-stroke apart from competitive sports including Olympic Games swimming has an important place. Among the aquatic games, swimming is the most popular. A variant of the sport is the water polo and diving. The swimming of the English Channel is an annual affair and the greatest success of late Mihir Sen and Brozen Das have brought or achieved great glory in the realm of swimming.
Conclusion: Though swimming has many virtues in man’s life, it is not best suited for all ages. Yet the able-bodied should learn Lot an early stage of life.