Posted by h2pr0 on May 25, 2012
Summer is nearly here so I’m going to write about one of the main things I do every summer. I like swimming because you can use it as a form of exercise or competition as well as for recreation.
People have been swimming since the stone ages. Swimming first appeared in the Olympic games in 1896. In the last olympic games in 2008 the success of Micheal Phelps has brought a lot of attention to swimming and increased its popularity. For those of you who don’t remember 4 years ago Micheal Phelps got a gold medal in every event he swam in and received a record 8 gold metals in one Olympics here is a video of one of the closer and exciting races. This race was for the 7th gold and he one by a mere 1 one hundreth of a second.
Micheal Phelps will swim this year for the last time in London then he will retire as one of the greatest athletes of all time.
As I said earlier swimming is also a great thing to do recreationally. I’m sure most people who live in austin have been to Barton Springs at some point. Deep Eddie is also a great spring fed pool to escape from the heat but if you don’t mind the drive I recomend going to Krouse Springs this is a beautiful spring with several waterfalls as well as a rope swing that is an awesome place to pick nick or camp. Enjoy your summer and find a pool near you to escape the heat.