National Learn to Swim Day:
Observed on Third Saturday of May, every year. The day is to create awareness on Swimming and its health benefits.
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Why Learn to Swim Day?
National Learn to Swim Day is observed to create awareness on Swimming and its health benefits. Swimming is a great exercise. It manages the stability of blood circulation, helps us to stay fit, strengthen our muscles, bones and believed to be a good relaxation in our day to day hectic life. Regardless of age, anyone can swim. Few of us, never do such activities. Moreover, we always have excuses by stating several reasons. But always we need to ensure these health-related activities in our day to day life. Thus, Learn to Swim Day is observed to encourage people to learn Swimming.
How we can Celebrate or Observe National Learn to Swim Day:
Observing this day is simple. Join swimming courses and post your pictures using this hashtag #MyFirstDaySwimming on social media. Explore more about the benefits of swimming and post your findings using this hashtag #SwimmingBenefits. Post regarding the swimming coaching centers if any, near your area using this hashtag #SwimmingCoursesDetails. Of course, Swimming is a great exercise. But we need to be very careful while learning swimming. Although certain precaution rules are been followed while swimming, you can create even more awareness to others regarding the precautions, risks and the lifeguarding measures to be taken to avoid accidents. Post the same tips using this hashtag #LearntoSwimPrecautions. So that, beginners can be benefitted.
Interesting Facts About Learn to Swim Day:
Swimming is a great exercise and popular sports in the United States. It includes vast health benefits. Swimming reduces stress from our body and keeps the heart rate stable and normal. It improves blood circulation and rejuvenates our body, heart. It provides extraordinary strength to the muscles and helps us to stay fit. A study had revealed that out of all exercises, swimming is the best activity for out body fitness since all the muscles of the body functions when we swim. Moreover, it is a pleasant activity to cool our body, especially during the summer times.
When it comes to Competitive Swimming, A name, Michael Fred Phelps II is embedded in American History, an Olympian, and a retired competitive swimmer. He holds a record of 23 gold medals in his overall Olympic Participation. Therefore, for his achievements, he is been nicknamed as “Flying Fish”. Despite many controversies surrounded him during his active participation, he survived, firmly placed himself in the American history, and finally, crowned as “flying fish” in spite of his continuous practices.
Take his achievements as an example and follow the popular proverb “Practise makes a man perfect” and prove yourself in this awesome activity.
History of Learn to Swim Day:
National Learn to Swim Day was created in the year 2012 by Swimways, a brand which sells swimming related products. Swimways further offers swimming courses regardless of age and gender. The day was created to promote swimming, its health benefits and regulations to be followed for Water Safety. Previously it was started as a small event. However, several corporations like “target and Toys” had joined along with Swimways and promoted this event by providing several Swim items at some discounted price. Thus, this day is being observed globally. Perhaps, We, Civilians of the United States play a pivotal role in the deployment of Water Safety Regulations. Unless we follow, Implementation of such regulations never works.