My Top Ten Reasons for Taking Up Swimming

Just last month I posted my top ten reasons for taking up swimming in the forum. Here they are!

  1. It could prevent drowning and save your life. Here's a very interesting article about swimming (and drowning) in the Philippines.
  2. Boosts your confidence to take up other watersports like surfing, windsurfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, scuba, etc.
  3. Swimming is easy on the joints and can become a lifetime activity. Can you say the same for basketball, tennis or badminton?
  4. Great rehab for those who've had back injury. Talk to doctors for back rehab and they will recommend it. Your body is not restricted to a single plane and can move virtually 3d. You can move up, down, left, right, forward, back and be virtually supported by the water everytime.
  5. No sweaty and stinky clothes, socks and shoes to deal with after your workout.
  6. Great opportunity to show off that bod that you'ved worked hard for at the gym. "Hey I may not have a six-pack, but I do have a barrel"
  7. No expensive equipment required. All you need is a pair of goggles and a swimsuit. Well ok, you need pool fees, if you insist on the pool as 'equipment'. Heck you also pay for badminton court fees, green fees (golf) and whatever.
  8. You feel like flying. The Water is the Sky. Where else can you feel like you're actively "flying" (not falling) esp. with the Butterfly stroke.
  9. You feel refreshed and clean afterwards!

    and the Top reason for taking up swimming is:

  10. Kapag magsu-swimming ang barkada, makakapag-swimming ka talaga, at hindi ikaw na lang parati yung nagtatampisaw sa tabi, nakababad sa kiddie-pool, taga-ihaw ng tilapia at taga-bantay ng mga gamit! Oks ba?

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