Outdoors at the Shore: Swimming

The sweet smell of chlorine and salt water are in the air, and that can only mean one thing: swimming! Swimming has been around since prehistoric times and does not look like it will be swimming out of style anytime soon. Competitive swim has four distinct styles that anyone can master with practice: freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and the butterfly. Beginners can perfect the doggy-paddle along with their four-legged friends before swimming into the deep end.

In addition to competitive swim, this popular summertime activity has many health benefits. Taking a dip can act as a low-impact workout and help alleviate joint pains. Dive on into the bay, the ocean, your local recreational pool, your community pool or your own pool and get swimming!