Swimming offers many unique advantages over other sports making it an ideal choice for young people. Long-time swimmers can attest to the life skills gained by participation, including time management, goal setting, co-operation and independence. It is an individual or team competitive sport that requires the use of one’s entire body to move through water.
Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with varied distance events in Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Individual medley.
In addition to these individual events, four swimmers can take part in either a freestyle or medley relay. A medley relay consists of four swimmers who will each swim a different stroke, ordered as backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle.