In this Article
- Introduction to swimming
- What is the history of swimming?
- What are the swimming strokes?
- What equipment do I need for swimming?
- What are the benefits of swimming?
- How do I get started with swimming?
- What if I already know how to swim?
- Are there swimming organizations that I can join?
- Can my young child start swimming?
- What about triathlons?
- What about swimming with disabilities?
- What resources are available to people interested in swimming?
What resources are available to people interested in swimming?
http://www.ymca.net/ (Click on aquatics to learn more about infant-parent classes, preschool classes, classes for people with disabilities, classes for teens, and competitive swimming for people 18 and over.)
http://www.arthritis.org/ (Check for water classes in your area.)
http://www.usaswimming.org/ (Click on the "swimmer" tab and then "disability.")
http://www.junonia.com/home.htm (large-size swimsuits for women)
http://www.wholesomewear.com/slimmer-c.html (large-size swimsuits for women)
http://www.landsend.com/cd/frontdoor/0,,swim,00.html (large-size and custom swimsuits for women)
http://www.bigmen.com/ (large-size swimsuits for men)
http://www.big-tall.com/ (large-size swimsuits for men)
http://www.bigandtallguys.com (large-size swimsuits for men)
http://www.swimoutlet.com/ (swim gear)
http://aquajogger.com/default.htm (swim gear)
http://www.shapeupshop.com/aqua/hand_buoys.htm (water dumbbells)
http://www.power-systems.com/ (water dumbbells)
http://www.gymcor.com/pat201aqwatr.html (water treadmill)
http://www.activeforever.com/ (water treadmill)
http://www.endlesspools.com/index.html (water treadmill—propeller method)
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