Swimming is around for people from all over the world. People get to swim in the pool, local lake, river, or if they are lucky, they get to swim in the ocean. If they are rich, they may get to swim in a champagne bath. All of these different ways of swimming keep the body fit, help it to relax, and help to fill the body with energy.
The main thing that is so wonderful about swimming is that it helps the spine that has a 24 hour burden to relax. A strained spine can cause weakness, headaches, and bad moods. But, you can help your spine and yourself by swimming just an hour a week.
Some people just swim an hour a week in order to keep fit, but some people are training for eight hours per day in order to hold the records and for their names to appear in men's open records lists. Every year it gets to be a more difficult task to hold a record and to have your name is well-known all over the world. If you look at the men's open records table at the beginning of the 20th century, you will see that now in order to hold the record, you will have to swim 50 meters 30 seconds faster than at the time of Russian Empire. Don't you think that 30 seconds is a big deal? Oh, then go now down to the swimming pool and try to swim ten seconds faster than your usual time.
The secret behind raising records is that in the history of swimming competitions the methods and techniques of training changed and helped sportsmen and sportswomen to train their new abilities and to break new records. In this sense, the record time depends on the time a sportsman or sportswomen spend in the swimming pool with their trainers.
The men who are the best in breaststroke and the men who have held freestyle records are still ordinary people and they can't stay in sports forever. Therefore, they give up sports for their families and other activities. Some of them even work as models because sportsmen are handsome, in good shape, and powerful. In addition, they don't have to cover up their bodies.
In the men's open records, there are a lot of successful businessmen and politicians now. So many men who spent much time in sports don't hold any record and they gave up the chance to be successful men in society. But, they never forgot the sportsmen that they once were. Some of them stay in sports but as professional coaches and their names become famous again. This is because their students hold new records and become Olympic champions. It is enough to set a record once in your life because your name will be in the history books for a long time.
Swimming is the ideal sport for little boys because it will not hurt their fragile bodies if they swim right. It helps them train muscles, look handsome, and be very confident. The water lets them remain strong and fit for a long time because it helps with sad age changes.
Professional coaches tell the parents of young sons that they should let their child take up swimming. Remember, if you want to bring up a champion whose name in the men's open records lists, then he needs to start swimming at a very early age. Be encouraging when your littler boy is sleepy and make him attending his training sessions. If he doesn't break any records, at least your son will grow up to be strong, healthy, and self-confident. That is a good reason to start swimming.