Competitive swimming has followers all over the planet. It is for everyone: children, students, workers, retired. It can lead you to the Olympic Games … or, more simply, to a healthy and active life! Even if you have to deal with a disability!
Would you like to swim? There is most likely a swimming club near you!
Swimming: a sport for life!
It is rare that the control of a hobby or physical activity is linked so closely to survival: indeed, knowing how to swim can save your life or better, those of your loved ones. Knowing that your child is swimming well also provides some peace of mind.
That’s why it’s natural and safe to know how to swim in the water, at the pool, on a boat, at home or with friends. In fact, sport swimming can be practiced anywhere in New Brunswick: in a natural water body such as a lake, a river, an ocean … or in an indoor or outdoor pool. We are surrounded by water and we also have quality infrastructure. That’s why we think every New Brunswicker should know how to swim.
Swimming, as a sports discipline, allows significant learning in terms of behavioral skills: overcoming the fear of water, trusting your coach, setting goals and reaching them are learning by which the child, or adult, learns to know oneself better, to trust oneself, to appreciate oneself, to manage one’s anxiety and to build confidence in oneself and in the world around him.
As a physical activity, swimming also provides many benefits: it makes us live a certain weightlessness, allows the muscles to relax and release the stress and tension of everyday life. It allows the secretion of natural endorphins which facilitates relaxation and relaxation. Everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits naturally provided by the contact of water with our body and mind.
Swimming: a sport for an active life!
Swimming is practiced at any age and by people of all physical conditions. It promotes health and even allows some people who no longer believed to be able to do sports to practice again … and again!
Good for the joints: the weightlessness effect of water allows people who suffer from joint or lumbar pains to practice a sport that does not cause joint or muscle shocks.
Good for the muscles: Swimming, by its aquatic nature, makes it easier to work all the muscles of the body, which is much more difficult to accomplish on the ground. In addition, because water is heavier than air, it offers a natural resistance to movement that makes it easier to increase muscle mass.
Good for the cardiovascular and pulmonary system: swimming improves blood circulation and oxygen management, decreases resting heart rate and blood pressure.
Swimming: an Olympic sport!
Canadian swimmers have been competing in the Olympics for over a hundred years now and have won some 40 medals since that time. For New Brunswick, Marianne Louise Limpert is the only athlete to have reached the podium by winning a silver medal in the 200 meters medley at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
It has inspired a generation of swimmers in our province who are currently trying to break into the international arena, including Brooklyn Douthwright & Jacob Gallant
Success in para swimming:
Danielle Dorris, a para swimmer from Moncton, impresses greatly with her participation in the Rio Games, her silver medal and her 3 bronze medals at the 2018 Cairns Parapan-Pacific Championships. In men, Jesse Canney was named Male Athlete of the Year – Special Olympics in Canada with its fabulous performances at the 2019 Special Olympics.
Swimming New Brunswick aims to foster the emergence and development of new talented young swimmers so that they can proudly represent their province on the Atlantic, national and international scene. Do you dream of Olympism? We do too.
- MTA – Mount Allison Mounties
- UNB – University of New Brunswick