Swimming is a sport in which an individual moves through water by kicking and using the arms. The earliest record of swimming as a sport or physical exercise dates to about 100,000 years ago. A German professor wrote the... More »

Artwork from the Cave of Swimmers in southwest Egypt shows that Ancient Egyptians were swimming as far back as 10,000 years ago, but the modern sport of competitive swimming began in Great Britain in 1837. At that time, ... More »

Depending on the type of swimming taking place and skill level of the swimmers, a swimming pool's temperature should be between 82 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit. More competitive swimming, such as training for team events or... More »

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Artwork from the Cave of Swimmers in southwest Egypt shows that Ancient Egyptians were swimming as far back as 10,000 years ago, but the modern sport of competitive swimming began in Great Britain in 1837. At that time, ... More »

Swimming became an Olympic sport during the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Initially, only freestyle and breaststroke were Olympic events, but other strokes have since been added. More »

Some activities you can do with a pool noodle include playing water balloon baseball and playing giant tic-tac-toe. Another pool noodle activity is to make a marble racetrack. More »

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To perform a jackknife dive (usually called a forward pike dive), jump up, bend forward from your waist and straighten your body just before you enter the water. The supplies you need to complete this five-second dive ar... More »