Given the effects that swimming has on the body, the improvement of general health and recreation, it can be considered a mass sport. It can be practiced from the first months of life to old age, because the effort can be modified at least according to age and health.
It is one of the most complete sports because of the changes it brings to the body as well as the hygiene conditions in which it is practiced. It is beneficial to all functions, organs, exerts an increased demand for all muscle groups as well as general body attitude.
Swimming is recognized as a very enjoyable, relaxing and prophylactic activity that almost everyone can enjoy.
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