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! It 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 from freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, and the butterfly. Beginners can also perfect the doggy-paddle along with their four-legged friends before swimming into the deep end of the pool.

In addition to competitive swim, this popular summertime activity has many health benefits. Taking a dip in a pool can act as a low-impact workout and help alleviate joint pains. Dive on in to your local recreation department and DoTheShore.com for more information on swimming events and community pools near you.

By: Stephanie Cella