Swimming is the general term for what people do to move through the water. However, the technical term for what they are called is swimming strokes. There are a lot of different facts about swimming and swimming strokes that people do not know. Here is a look at some of the facts about swimming that you may or may not have known.
Types of Strokes. There are different types of swimming strokes that swimmers all over the world use. There is the butterfly stroke, backstroke, freestyle and even some called the sidestroke.
Benefits. Swimming and swim strokes have long been used as a leisure form of exercise. It has also been used as a way for people to compete against each other and even as a way to spend their warm summer days. Swimming has been around for a long long time.
Where it Started. Swimming does not have a place where it is invented. It dates back so long that many people do not know who came up with what swim stroke and therefore it is just assumed everywhere has always had swimming. There is even evidence that there were Egyptian carvings and paintings with swimmers and swimming strokes.
The Doggy Paddle. Even though people make fun of the doggy paddle it is actually an actual swim stroke. It is believed to be the easiest swim stroke which is why many people learn it first before any other swim stroke.
Freestyle Competition. When there is a swimming competition that is titled freestyle the swimmers are allows to use any style of swimming they desire. In fact in competitions there is only 15 meters of underwater time for every swimmer the rest is done by swimming.