Swimming has always been one of the most fun and sought after things that kids like doing on their vacations. Everyone already knows how swimming can be extremely beneficial for the body, contributing to your overall fitness, but it is given a lot less focus than other sports in the country. Swimming is not just a fitness routine; it is also an essential skill that everyone needs to know in their life. A survey conducted by the American Red Cross pointed towards the fact that more than half the population in the country does not know how to swim, or is scared of swimming because of an experience or trauma. But for those who haven’t had bad experiences in a pool, the excuses are limited.
One of the reasons why adults don’t choose swimming as a form of exercise is because it isn’t something that is engraved into them since their childhood. Look at it this way – schools in the United States offer a bunch of sports and athletics options for their kids to choose from. Running or playing a game is something that a lot of kids tend to take up when they are in school. Very few schools in the United States are fully equipped with pools to give them an option. When these kids grow up and look for ways to exercise, they would naturally go towards running or some form of land sport to get fit, and not even look in the direction of a pool. If schools aren’t going to implement it, it is up to the parents to ensure that their kids learn this lifesaving skill, if they are ever in need of it. Even if you think they are not, everyone knows how fun it is just to swim!