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Essay on The Great Sport of Swimming

Swimming is a great sport. Swimming is not as easy as every body thinks. First you have to get the thing you need to swim. You need to lean how to do the four strokes. Swimming takes a lot of time. Then you need to set up your training schedule. The seven laws of swimming are good to follow. The meet schedule is very hard to stand.

The thing you need for swimming is lot of stuff. You need a swimming suit but you have to find the right one. You have to find one that fits you right and the right style. For a good racing suit it cost around 60 dollars. Then you need a pair goggles that fits you face right. Goggles cost around ten dollars. If you have long hair, you need to a cap. That cap is use for to reduce water drag, so you go faster. Also you need a kick bored, pull buoys, hand paddles, and zoomer . The most important thing you need is a place to swim. You need to fine the size pool.

The four strokes are freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butter fly. In freestyle, you use a flutter kick and you alternate over hand motion. This is the only stroke that in competition you can swim any stroke you wish. In competition, the swimmer's heads must come up within 15 yard from the start of the race. Freestyle is swum in 25, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1500 yards. Backstroke is swum on your back and you must stay on your back, except during the turns. The stroke characterized by alternating motion of the arms and with a flutter kick. The rules for backstroke are that you can't pull with both arms at the same time and you can't stop your stroke in the middle of the race. You have to surface in 10 yards from the start of the race. Breaststroke is the most difficult stroke to master. You have one kick and under water pull, and then you have to surface. This stroke is a simultaneous movement of the arms on the same horizontal plane. The arms also push forward form breastbone and out, then you bring y... Continues...

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