Is swimming really such a bad sport

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I’m a swimmer and I’m very good for my age. I am fast and very supportive of my team . So I was talking to some of my friends at school about the meet I had that week end and people start saying that swimming not a sport it sucks and u do nothing but swim back and forth. Really most of the ppl that don’t really pay attention to the Olympics know one of the most famous ppl in it . Michel phelps . A swimmer ! So how is it not a sport if its in the olymipics !??

Your friends are giving you a bunch of garbage and doing what they can to get you upset.

First, the definition of a sport is: an activity that involves physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others. Thus, BY DEFINITION swimming competitively is a sport. If swimming is not a sport than neither is track or tennis or football.

Second, most swimmers not only swim. Most swimmers lift weights in some form, too.

Finally, if they think that swimming is so “wimpy” as all you do is swim back and forth, then ask them to put their “money where their mouth is” and bet them a meal at your favorite restaurant that they cannot complete even one of your practices.

BTW … Competitive swimming is not only in the Olympics, it was one of the very first Olympic sports.

I doubt that this information will stop your ‘friends’ from trying to get you upset. This type of thing has been going on forever. Just keep telling them to make the bet. Probably even better way to get them is to give them a wave of your hand and then ignore them.

Ya those people are dumb. Haha at my school, we kind of have that issue with the wrestling team. Neither team thinks the other is really a sport. But then ask them this, if swimming is not a sport, is track a sport? Because it is basically the same thing, except in the water. Swimming takes a lot, and is one of the best sports to get you in shape. It requires practice, and physical ability just like any other sport. It probably actually requires more. Not all sports involve some kind of ball or physical contact. It is a sport. Do not let others tell you otherwise.

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