Swimming is a competitive sport played around the world and on many different levels, including the Olympics. It’s also an easy sport to do by yourself, for fun and for exercise. You can swim in a backyard pool, an indoor lap pool, or the waters of an ocean or lake.
Becoming a competitive swimmer means conditioning your body to swim in the most efficient manner possible. This means you will have to do far more than swim in the pool on a daily basis and perfect your technique. You will also need to use special swim gear to provide you with the training you need to become a stronger swimmer.
I’ve been talking about the sport which is swimming and obviously, you already knew that swimming is my ultimate passion.
I started swimming when my Dad enrolled me at a swimming lesson during summer when I was about 10 years old. At first, I do this sport just because my parents want to but when my coach told me, during our last day of swimming lesson, that I should join swimming competitions in our city and pursue this sport because he said that he sees the potential in me to be a swimmer someday. And there I stared wondering if I can continue this kind of sport. And now that I’m at the age of seventeen, I’m proud to say that I did not quit in this one tough sport.
I still continue this passion because every time I’m doing this, I’m aware of the things that I need to do in real life. Because in swimming, you need to do finish the lap that you need to do, so I can say that in real life, I am surely aware of my responsibility as a daughter, student and a part of this community.
This is my passion because I know that it gives a lot of opportunities and positive outcomes for me.
What are the benefits of swimming for me by the way?
I can tell you that swimming can improve one’s body endurance. It’s also relaxing, and the movements you are making when you swim are smooth and rhythmic, plus it’s also a great workout.
The best part about swimming is when you beat your time. It doesn’t even matter if you lose the race as long as you tried your best; you can walk away with a smile on your face. When you’re in the water you forget that people may be watching and all you care about is getting to the other side of the pool and touching the wall. You can just let go and fly.
AND THESE ARE THE REASONS WHY SWIMMING IS MY PASSION.
-Christine Jardin Obedoza