Explanation of Swimming Sports

Explanation of Swimming Sports

Swimming is carried out for various purposes, whether for refreshing, fun or professional invitations. In villages, we can see people swimming in rivers. here

In coastal areas, we saw several children playing and practicing their swimming skills on the beach. In the city, we find many swimming pools as places to do this sport.

There are several opinions that clarify the explanation of this sport, but in short, swimming is a sport that is done in water, by moving the body (hands and feet) so that it does not sink.

Long before the sport of swimming was officially launched, swimming had been practiced for centuries. Paintings of swimmers were found on the walls of the Swimmer’s Cave not far from Wadi Sora, Gilf Kebir, Egypt, so evidence of swimming has been clearly documented since prehistoric times. The paintings in the cave depict people swimming freely and models that resemble animals when swimming.

Was it true that there was free style at that time? According to Badruzzaman, the availability of wax stamps depicting four swimmers using the freestyle from 400 to 900 BC, could be proof that the freestyle existed long ago.

The ancient Romans and Greeks made swimming ability a fundamental assessment for military purposes. A soldier is required to be able to survive in any situation, including being submerged or protecting himself in water. Warriors, knights and samurai were required to be able to ride horses, cultivate, archery, hunt, sing and swim.

Umbrella Organization for the Sport of Swimming

The international umbrella organization for swimming, Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), was created on July 19, 1908 at the Manchester Hotel, London, England. At that time, FINA was initiated by eight swimming associations, namely Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Great Britain, Germany, France and Sweden. This organization also covers diving, water polo, beauty swimming and open water swimming. Currently this organization is headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. These sports are included by FINA in the FINA World Swimming Championships.

On a national scale, swimming and similar sports are under the protection of the All Indonesian Swimming Association (PRSI). This organization was founded in Jakarta on March 21, 1951. Initially, in Indonesia there were only a number of swimming pools. However, this facility was rare only because it was accessible to nobles and Dutch people.

However, when Japan came to Indonesia, access to the swimming pool was opened to the general public. Since then, more and more Indonesians have been able to do swimming in swimming pools.

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