Opt For Swimming If You Want To Workout Your Body Muscles, But Not To Lose Weight
Swimming is certainly not the easiest way to lose weight. Because the body-weight is supported by the water while swimming, there is always a lesser chance of burning calories. But swimming as a sport is something quite different.
Rushing past competing swimmers in a swimming competition is the aim of competitive swimming. The trick in swimming competitions is to swim in such a manner to create the least amount of resistance with respect to the water so as to gain full speed when one moves ahead in water.
The popularity of swimming as a sport pushed it into the Olympics in the year 1896. It is to be a part of the next Olympic Games. Rio de Janeiro is all set to host the Summer Olympics in 2016. All swimming-related events in the Olympics are organised in a pool measuring 50-meters. The pool is called a long course pool. The pool is to host 40 events related to swimming.
Other international swimming competitions can be organised in a pool of 25-metres, but Olympic events are organised only in pools of 50-metres. This could be because swimming in a shorter pool is going to make the competitor take more turns. This way, a lot more momentum is going to be create when hte competitor kicks off the wall of the pool.
There are a host of options available for swimmers when it comes to choosing the style for swimming. Those using the breaststroke and the backstroke require quite a bit of stamina, but the same can be said of those using the freestyle and butterfly style.