Sometimes swimmers torture themselves trying to be perfect in what they do. Day after day this routine continues but sometimes they think it is for no reason at all. It is important at this point to remind oneself while swimming of the numerous benefits swimming gives in life. One of the benefits while swimming is that it helps one to do the numbers. Whether one is calculating splits, intervals, final times, or yardage, he is doing numbers. Figuring out how to go in each 50 out of every 500 to get one’s goal time is an actual algebra equation. So, in reality, swimmers are constantly practicing algebra and getting a leg up than the rest of us in maths. Another benefit is that being in a sports team tells others that you have self-discipline and have experience working with others. This is good for the resume. Two other reasons about swimming benefits are outlined in the article.
- Sometimes swimmers seem like they are torturing themselves for no reason and just want to swim on and on to be faster.
- Swimming can help one improve his math skills. To figure out how fast one is going doing 50 or 500 yards is an algebra equation on its own.
- The best things one can add on his resume is that he is on a sports team because it shows you can work with others and have discipline.
“Swimming is all about the numbers, whether it is splits, intervals, final times, yardage or anything in between. When we are focused in practice, our heads are churning out math equations without even being aware of it.”