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The History of Swimming - Swimming is a physical activity that has that has a long part in human history, that has evolved a lot since the past, and is very beneficial to the health of your not only your body but also your mind. The history of swimming is something that is dated back before the start of time and has always been a part of human culture in one shape or form. It has been around for a millennia, because human beings have always used swimming as a technique to stay above water and to move and flow through the water....   [tags: organized swimming, obesity]
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Physics of Swimming - The study of physics and fluid dynamics in swimming has been a field of increasing interest for study in the past few decades among swimming coaches and enthusiasts. Despite the long history of research, the understanding of how to move the human body effectively through the water is still in its infancy. Competitive swimmers and their coaches of all levels are constantly striving for ways to improve their stroke technique and overall performance. The research and performances of today's swimmers are continuously disproving the beliefs of the past....   [tags: physics swim swimming] 1869 words
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Physics of Swimming - Common Strokes for Swimming There are four common strokes associated with swimming: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and crawl stroke. Breaststroke and backstroke are considered ‘rest’ strokes; crawl stroke, also known as freestyle, and butterfly are known as ‘power’ strokes. A rest stroke uses less energy to travel the same distance, however; it takes longer to achieve this distance. A power stroke uses more energy and covers greater distances in less time. The sidestroke and elementary-backstroke are two more rest strokes used in swimming....   [tags: Sport Sports Swimming Swim Physics] 1563 words
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Risks and Responsibilities of Coaching Swimming - Risks and Responsibilities of Coaching Swimming Introduction      The purpose of this paper is to look at the area of risk management with reference to the sport of swimming. There is no doubt that the ability to prevent any types of injury to athletes is of the utmost importance. The safety of the athletes should therefore be the primary concern of both facility managers and coaches. By working together, one would hope, that all unnecessary injuries could be prevented.      One of the most severe injuries that can occur is that of a spinal injury....   [tags: Swimming Coaches Risk Management Essays]
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The Nature of Swimming - Competitive swimming is a sport full of juxtaposing ideologies and personal struggle with little camaraderie. The divergent sport is always evolving and pitting individuals alone against one another in a foreign environment. Likewise corporate employees day in and day out work alone building their nest egg until the day they can succeed and come out on top or retire. Competitive swimming symbolizes the struggle for many of the Americans ideologies within the framework of corporate America. In inequalities in the realm of competitive swimming mirror those of corporate America....   [tags: Society Analysis]
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The History of the Sport of Swimming - ... Swimming in open water occasionally ends in drowning. Since the nineteenth century, swimmers have turned to a supervised area for a safer environment. When learning to swim in North America, younger kids are usually taught “freestyle” or the crawl, while breaststroke is taught in Europe and Asia (MLA 7th Edition). Competitive swimming got its start as early as 36 B.C., but North American swimming has its roots in the British National Swimming Association. In 1846 swimming championships started in Australia....   [tags: recreation, competitive, strokes] 741 words
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The Passing of the Community Swimming Pool - ... If you walking into that arena you were there to get wet. The deeper than hell deep side I was always afraid of because of its depth and darkness and fear of a bad man letting sharks out to eat me stuck with me as me and my class were riding on the bus in 4th grade for swimming lessons with Ms. Pike. I would always swim for my life as I pictured massive sharks swimming quickly behind me as they come out of their secret tunnels. To make things worse Ms. Pike would think I was just splashing around like a wounded seal and would make me go back and redo the form of swimming we were practicing....   [tags: how things change in time] 1076 words
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Alternatives to Chlorine in Swimming Pools - ... When bromine reacts with organic substances such as ammonia, it forms bromamines – just as chlorine reacts with organic compounds to form chloramines. It is these chloramines in most swimming pools that are responsible for much of the difficulties chlorinated pools entail, producing an unpleasant smell and irritating people’s eyes and skin (in fact it is often these chloramines that people often receive allergic reactions to) and being largely ineffective sanitisers. Bromamines however are quite the opposite, producing very little smell, having minimal impact on skin and eye irritation and retaining the efficacy of the bromine compound....   [tags: pool maintenance, ozone]
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The Halogen Bromine and Swimming Pools - How has the Halogen Bromine, been used to protect swimming pools. The Halogen Bromine (Atomic number: 35, Atomic weight: 79.9) is the only non-metallic element that’s state is liquid at room temperature . Bromine, produced firstly by Carl Lowig, was not associated with him as even though he was believed to have first created the element his student life took priority giving Antoine-Jérôme Balard another chemist, enough time to discover Bromine for himself and publish a paper in 1826 discussing his findings....   [tags: stench, chemical elements, environment]
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The Fundamental Physics of Swimming - ... The best hydrodynamic position for competitive swimming is Streamlining. The main objective to streamlining is cutting through water with the least amount of resistance. To do a streamline swimmers extend their arms above their heads, while putting their arms together and squeezing the head in-between it (Koff, Matkovich, & McPhillips, 2004). It is a proven fact that streamlining used with dolphin kicking underwater is quicker and takes less force, than if one would swim on the surface of water....   [tags: Newton's laws of motion, hydrodynamics]
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Pulling and Kicking in Swimming - ... Shaving removes body hair and dead skin cells, thereby reducing drag. Swim suits are another viable option, some being even “smoother than hairy or shaven skin” (Nasr, n.d., para. 4). The reason the high-tech suits cut so much drag is because they are welded. Jason Rance, former head of Speedo's research and design unit, says that “Welding cut viscous drag by 6 percent as compared to sewing…”. The suits also have what is known as a ‘core stabilizer’. This helps the swimmer engage their core, thus making them faster....   [tags: water sports techniques]
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Swimming on Chincoteague’s Beach - It is 9 A.M and I am 32,000 feet above the ground on my way to Chincoteague Island, Virginia. Chincoteague is by the Chesapeake Bay which empties into the Atlantic Ocean. I am exhausted from getting up at 5:30 so that we could be at the airport three hours early so that we could get through security. I have flown many times but after 9/11 it has been become more and more difficult to fly. My grandma is on my right reading her love novel and her friend Deloris is on my left falling in and out of sleep....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 1003 words
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Olympic Swimming - Finish, Finish, Go, and Go you just set the new world record. Every four years lots of people gather around a pool cheering for Olympians. It is a very noisy place. A lot of Olympians that are part of the summer Olympics are very athletic, they swim all year around. The swimming Olympic history and background is very interesting. They have done so many new things over that past couple of years. They come out with new rules every year to make things more fair and challenging. There are a lot of events and tons of records that have been broke....   [tags: competition, history, olympians]
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Decrease in Swimming Participation at an Austrailian Highschool - With Australia’s marvelous beaches, well known culture with swimming and gold medals won through the Olympics; it is expected to have a high participation rate within swimming events. However within the last three year participation rate within the swimming carnival decreased by ten percent within Wavell SHS, it seems to question where swimming actually lies in the future. But let’s focus more on the root cause of this, Figueroa’s framework focuses on five levels of equity and personal participation towards a sport, in particular swimming....   [tags: body image, culture, programs] 1437 words
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Blue Swimming Crabs - Blue swimming crabs are an important source of income for fishermen in the Malaysia, also known as ‘ketam bunga’ or ‘ketam renjong’ in the name of the local. The high price and increased demands in among community will cause the over-exploitation in production of blue swimming crabs. In 2003, total landings for P. pelagicus were approximately 175,000 tons and decrease to 165,000 tons in 2004 (FAO Fish Stat, 2009). This decline from over-exploitation has an impact in some Asian countries (Ikhwanuddin et al., 2005)....   [tags: Fishermen, Malaysia, Bardawil Lagoon] 998 words
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Human Movement: Swimming - The research of human movement is quite complex, because human origins are not so determinists as other (bio)mechanical systems; assessing human beings in aquatic environment becomes even more as this is not their natural environment and other physical principles have to be considered. This makes competitive swimming as one of the most challenging sports to perform scientific research (Barbosa et al. 2011). In fact, the challenge of the current study was to assess the physiological and biomechanical behavior of competitive swimmers, in order to close the gap between theory and practice....   [tags: Anatomy, Biomechanical Parameters] 1657 words
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The Evolution of Competitive Swimming in American Culture - The regular person thinks that swimming isn’t really complex. One person just swims down and back and thats it. Nothing else, nothing more deep into the sport and nothing really changed about it either. But how has swimming changed as a sport in the last 50 years. The sport has changed so much throughout the last 50 years because what the American people are doing to improve the sport. Swimming has been almost the same sport since the 60’s-70’s, but things that have changed are the swimmers, technique of strokes and the technology of the sport which in turn reflects that American culture has evolved in technology and skills in America....   [tags: Spitz, Sports, Phelps]
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History of Swimming - HISTORY OF SWIMMING Swimming was invented before recorded history. Humans discovered how to swim by accident. A person probably fell into the water and struggled to shore using a dog-paddle stroke. There was an Egyptian hieroglyph for swimming dating from 2500 BC. The ancient Greeks and Romans made swimming an important part of their military training programs. There have been known swimming contests that were organized in Japan as early as the 1st century BC. During the Middle Ages in Europe, swimming declined in popularity....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Local and National Provision for Swimming - Local and National Provision for Swimming The sport I have chosen to analyse the Local and National provision for is swimming. I have competed in many "in-club" races and swam against several other clubs, this was through a continuous interest in swimming and sport as a whole. Every popular sport has to be provided for at different levels, from an absolute beginner, to international excellence. At each level, there are different coaching and training procedures, as well as the consideration of the disabled to cater for....   [tags: Papers] 731 words
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Water Damage: 6 Feet Deep - Six Feet Deep As I grabbed onto the rope, jumping to the next platform while on the water-rope obstacle course, I felt confident in myself, thinking, “I can make it to the next one without falling into the water.” I looked at it and leaned on the rope, jumping for it, but I missed it just by a hair and went feet first down into the six feet deep water at White Water. I was shocked at first, because it was my first time being in water higher than my 5’4” self, but I got calm in the water very quickly....   [tags: swimming, swimming pools, drowning]
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The Evolution of Swimming in American Culture: Michael Phepls - The regular person thinks that swimming isn’t really complex. One person just swims down and back and thats it. Nothing else, nothing more deep into the sport and nothing really changed about it either. But how has swimming changed as a sport in the last 50 years. The sport has changed so much throughout the last 50 years because what the American people are doing to improve the sport. Swimming has been almost the same sport since the 60’s-70’s, but things that have changed are the swimmers, technique of strokes and the technology of the sport which in turn reflects that American culture has evolved in technology and skills in America....   [tags: athletes, olympics]
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Descriptive Essay - The Swimming Pool - Descriptive Essay - The Swimming Pool The tiles were still dirty from the residue of chlorine and pittle combined into one thick layer of impossible gunk. This gunk surrounded the edge of pool right where the water met the lowest part of the tile and was even apparent underneath the shallow water fountain around the back end. The ring had been worn away in spots where the missus had got so fed up that she was gonna put an end to this "ring of filth" once and for all. A few times she had started, but had always found a broken nail or straying hair to become spontaneously obsessive about when her arm got tired of scrubbing....   [tags: Description, Observation] 543 words
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The Controversy Over the LZR Racer Suit in College Swimming - At 5 A.M., swimmers around the world get up to go to practice or are already jumping into the pool. Later on that day, swimmers will get into the water again and practice for another couple of hours. In addition to that, there are always weights and some sort of dry land activity. Some teams even include yoga and Pilates for added flexibility. Having a social life beyond seeing the people on your swim team is near impossible. With school work, high physical demands at practice, having to eat almost every three hours, and trying to maintain a normal life, the weeks are exhausting....   [tags: sports] 1270 words
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Disinfection Byproducts Resulting from Swimming Pool Chlorination - Disinfection Byproducts Resulting from Swimming Pool Chlorination It is a common assumption that swimming is a healthy physical activity. In fact, in the United States, swimming has become the second most popular recreational activity after walking (Olsen, 2007). Swimming has become so popular in large part due to modern advancements in the disinfection of water; public swimming pools could not have been so enjoyed prior to the early 1900s, however, due to the tens of thousands of people dying from waterborne illnesses (Rivera, 2009)....   [tags: Health ]
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Disinfection Byproducts Resulting from Swimming Pool Chlorination - Disinfection Byproducts Resulting from Swimming Pool Chlorination Swimming is commonly associated as a healthy physical activity providing excellent exercise to patrons. In fact, in the United States, swimming has become the second most popular recreational activity after walking (Olsen, 2007). Swimming has become so popular due to modern advancements in the disinfection of water; public swimming pools were never so enjoyed prior to the early 1900s, however, due to thousands of people dying from waterborne illnesses (Rivera, 2009)....   [tags: Health ]
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Application Software for Fying Fishes Swimming Center - ... Easy to edit and presentation Staff details and Member record database, project management, accounting To keep every record up to date these are the best application software at this time. It is easy to add new data and to edit or delete old data, there is ease of storage Data can be imported into other applications. Finance Accounting, spread sheets Accounting software can help to increase the accuracy of your records by reducing or eliminating human errors in financial problem. Sales and purchase Spread sheets To calculate and keep record details of selling and purchase Spread sheets is good....   [tags: business, computer software] 1086 words
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Men in Synchronized Swimming - Men in Synchronized Swimming In today's sports culture, the desegregation of traditionally male-dominated sports seems a natural move in the context of American society's growing dialogue on women's rights. However, one aspect of gender equality in sports which remains practically unaddressed is the issue of men's participation and acceptance in traditionally female-dominated sports. There exists a serious "cultural roadblock" (Arnold 1998) that affects men competing in sports which are traditionally associated with women and, in some cases, a legal roadblock as well....   [tags: Sports Discrimination Sociology Essays]
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Swimming Techniques and Physics - Swimming Techniques and Physics Presently scientist are conducting research to help people gain new techniques in swimming. While scientists continue research for new swimming techniques, they must start with early techniques of swimming as a sport and part of life. Learning how to swim is not easy. However, swimming is physics. There are laws, buoyancy, drags, and motions. To become a good swimmer one should take initiative to learn how certain techniques evolved and take an active approach into applying these physics into their own strokes....   [tags: Papers] 2098 words
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Swimming Problem Maths Investigation - Swimming Problem Maths Investigation Introduction ============ A group of swimmers are following a training schedule that requires them to dive into the water and swim one length of the swimming pool. They must keep doing this until they have completed 20 lengths. For safety's sake they have been allocated a single lane of the pool and all the swimmers must swim in the same direction in single file. Half of the swimmers say that it will be quickest always to swim in the same direction, climbing out of the pool at the end of each length to rejoin the queue....   [tags: Papers] 2370 words
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Physics of Whales Swimming - Animals can't rotate like wheels on a car. They must move by oscillatory motion. The resulting flow of fluids are complex and create agonizing studies for biofluid students. These students often find themselves at the forefront on research in fluid dynamics of unsteady, complex viscous flows. Often men have marveled at the dolphins and whale and at how gracefully they moved through the water. Jim Rohr, a fluid dynamicist working for the US Navy was on an evening cruise in the waters near San Diego when he saw nature doing what scientists had failed to do in the lab: reveal water motion to the naked eye....   [tags: physics whale swim] 802 words
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Sectors of Leisure and Recreation for Football and Swimming - Sectors of Leisure and Recreation for Football and Swimming Introduction ============ I have chosen football and swimming as the sports for this investigation. I felt football would be appropriate as it is a major global industry, which generates billions of pounds. In the UK it is a sport, which is of huge importance to all sections of the media. [IMAGE]Statistics show that swimming is the most popular physical sport (after walking) in the UK according to the national statistics online 2002....   [tags: Papers] 1782 words
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Swimming to the Top of the Rain in Homemade Love by J. California Cooper - ... California cooper in homemade love ‘I went to church a lot. I stick close to God cause when you need a friend, you need one you can count on. Not the preacher ….but God’ ‘cooper 8’. According to John H. Stoll, ‘God knows us better than we know ourselves, as well as the fact that God desires that we enjoy success and fullness of life’, god knows the best for everyone so going close to him is the best thing to do in order to swim to the top of the rain. Staying focused is really important in order to swim to the top of the rain....   [tags: struggle in life to become successful]
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A Monk Swimming, by Malachy McCourt and The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls - In the memoirs A Monk Swimming by Malachy McCourt, and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, there are stories of how both authors persevere through some form of poverty during their childhoods; in both cases, the authors have a history of running away from their problems, and finally both McCourt and Walls turn their stories into fame and success. Both memoirs are based on stories from the authors’ pasts, and they remain the central focus throughout the memoir. Memoirs are a subgenre of the narrative, non-fiction genre (List of Literary Genres, California Department of Education)....   [tags: the glass castle, Jeannette Walls]
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The Pool Party - The Pool Party Every summer at Casa De Prado Condominiums’ the home owners complain about the pool. The biggest problem about the pool is there is no structure to how its maintained. Basic information about Indiana State laws regarding pools confuses monitors. Just having the pool open and close every day is a problem. Imagine a hot day and standing outside the gate, looking at the pool that is not opened. The cleanliness of the pool has come up. These issues affect the home owners of Casa their guests and are a constant headache for the board members....   [tags: Swimming Pools]
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Do you Need to be Strong in the Three Events to win a Triathlon? - Introduction In this following investigation, I will be trying to find and test out, if a triathlon would be won by someone who is very strong in one event and average in the other two, or someone who is relatively strong in all three events. In order for the investigation to be highly accurate and reliable, there would be an assumptions made to the speeds of the competitors in each of the events. Variables Variables Control Distance the competitors run (km) Speed used for the event a competitor is strong at Speed used for the event a competitor is average at Speed used for the event a competitor was relatively strong at Same amount of energy used overall for all competitors Dependent...   [tags: running, swimming, cycling]
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Major Differences between the Paralympics and the Olympics - ... S3 SB2 SM3 This sport class includes athletes with amputations of all four limbs. Swimmers with reasonable arm strokes but no use of their legs or trunk and swimmers with severe co-ordination problems in all limbs are also included in this sport class. S6 SB5 SM6 This sport class includes swimmers with short stature, amputations of both arms or moderate co-ordination problems on one side of their body. Sport Classes 11-13: Visual Impairment Swimmers with visual impairment compete in the sport classes 11-13, with 11 meaning a complete or nearly complete loss of sight and 13 describing the minimum eligible visual impairment....   [tags: media coverage, swimming]
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The Importance of Technology in Sports - ... Due the advancements of materials and sizes, strings also have changed from the natural gut used in olden days to the synthetic gut such nylon, polyester or Kevlar used now days. Secondly, the courts have also changed their way of construct them, from grass court to the hard surface ones made with materials which offer much more potential and protection to the athletes. Recently, one of the most used technology used in Tennis and many more sport is the Hawk Eye Overview, working as a camera that is able to record all the shots and movements of the ball and show the shadow of it after hitting the court, trying to solve the fact that the ball is going faster and faster and being impossibl...   [tags: cameras, tennis, swimming]
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Increasing Number of Female Athletes - ... However, in this study, intensity of training either currently or in the past was not also examined. Combining all of these facets: sport specialization, age at menarche, and their possible relationship to injuries has yet to be done. In this paper, first the current research in these areas individually be discussed in order to provide a solid foundation of each topic. In the end, a future research direction that is going to be pursued to try and unite all these facets to fill in the current gap will be discussed....   [tags: sports, swimming, teams] 575 words
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The Juxtaposition of Competitors - Swimming is often referred to as an individual sport. In competition you are given a lane, a heat, and you compete for your time. Answer one question then, to prove its nature of individuality, at the seven hundred meter mark of the gruesome fifteen hundred, when the lactic acid has built up, and your body feels like failing, what pushes you beyond a point you have never reached before. The drowned out sounds of a team cheering, or seeing a friend charge through crowds flailing their arms through the air, is all I need to keep going and represent my team in a race to the finish....   [tags: Competition, Swimming, Sports] 1415 words
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Equality Between Genders - In society today, women are immensely separated from males in the vast world of sports. In one particular sport, swimming, females are held to lower time standards in comparison to males and sometimes may be seen as the slower gender with lowered expectations. The discussion between the segregation of men and women in sports is diverse worldwide with multifold that claim it to be either reasonable or inequitable. One part of society claims that females should be given the same chance to prove themselves equal amongst their male counterparts....   [tags: sports, gender, swimming, body]
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Cost-Effective Bathroom Tile Design Ideas - Since the bathroom is one room in the home that sees some of the most frequent use, it is only natural that it is a showpiece of the home's decor By using some great looking bathroom tile design ideas, you can transform this frequently used home centerpiece from a drab space into a masterpiece of interior design. Once this transformation is complete, your bathroom is sure to be a room that will be awe-inspiring for anyone who visits your home. A method that many home interior designers have found to be one of the best bathroom tile design ideas for creating a stunning bathroom is to cover the bathroom's walls and shower/bath area in small tiles....   [tags: Small Tiles, Swimming Pool Tiles]
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Non-Traditional Sports: Social Barriers - Non-Traditional Sports: Social Barriers Gender barriers have always existed in the field of sports. I will be focusing specifically on women in the field of bodybuilding and men who enter synchronized swimming in order to illustrate the social and cultural costs and benefits of these individuals entering their given sports. Breaking Barriers: The gym is the world of gods and heroes, goddesses larger than life, a place of incantations where our bodies inflate and we shuffle off our out-of-gym bodies like discarded skins and walk about transformed....   [tags: Bodybuilding Synchronized Swimming Essays] 868 words
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Training and Owning a Dog - How many people own a dog. Who trained the dog. Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but it takes a special dog to be a hunting aid. Labrador Retrievers are one of many retrieving dogs and do well around guns, water, elderly people, and children. Owning and training a dog is beneficial to people because it builds companionship and the dog can be used as an aid in hunting. There are many different things people have to do to keep their dog healthy. The first one is feed them a little better quality dog food instead of the cheapest food found out in stores....   [tags: good qualit dog foos, walks, swimming]
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The Laurel Falls Jump - The Laurel Falls Jump The water looked at least a mile away. How could I be up this high. It had only taken me minutes to hike up to this ledge. Maybe my weariness from the hike and swim had confused me, and I had not realized how long it took me to get here, or had the cliff actually gotten taller since the last time I was here. Whatever the reason, I knew this was higher than I wanted to be. How high was I really. Thirty feet, forty, one hundred feet even. What would Elaina think....   [tags: Personal Narrative Swimming Papers]
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The Origin of Fencing, Rowing, Tennis, Cock-fighting, Swimming, Golf, Badminton, Boxing and Bullfighting - The Origin of Fencing, Rowing, Tennis, Cock-fighting, Swimming, Golf, Badminton, Boxing and Bullfighting It is thought that the Egyptians began fencing as a sport and this is derived from images on walls and relics from that time. The images show fencers wearing forms of protective clothing, earflaps and having covers on the ends of their swords. It is also thought that they may have been used to let fighters practice their swordsmanship, without any danger of being harmed. Fencing will take place at the Helliniko Olympic Complex However, modern fencing is claimed by the Italians, Spanish and French and it is in the 18th Century the current system of rules, scoring...   [tags: Sport Sporting] 1668 words
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How Fish Swim - Water and all forms of water travel have long fascinated man. With his fascination and the realization that humans are ill-suited for water travel that doesn't involve remaining on the surface, an appreciation for a fish's ability to move in three dimensions with relative ease was also devloped. Although we may not fully understand the physics involved how fish swim, it is obvious from the fascination and the breadth of reseach that it will remain a goal of the modern sicientist. A fish's ability to propel itself efficiently through water is paramount to its likelihood to succeed....   [tags: physics fish swimming] 745 words
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Personal Narrative- My Near Drowning Experience - Personal Narrative- My Near Drowning Experience Have you ever had a moment in time that seems like minutes or hours even though it was only a few seconds. Have you ever seen everything before you play out in slow motion, where you are aware of everything around you, yet not knowing what was going on. I have, and as I look back on it, I feel very blessed and protected. On March 21, 1987, I decided to take a little swim in our swimming pool and almost drowned. On that fateful day in March, I was a couple months shy of my third birthday....   [tags: Personal Narrative Death Swimming Pool Accident] 624 words
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Swiming Legends: Michael Phelps - ... Phelps and Bob Bowman began to trust each other and grew very close. He knew Michael had something very special (Abrahamson 26). Michael says that he feels like his coach is like his older brother, but the two also know how to get each other going. “But just for example, if I really want a reaction out of him, I’ll just say, “Well, it’s obvious you don’t really wanna do this. Why don’t you just get out of here?” He’ll absolutely pitch a fit” (Gordon). At 15 years old Michael swam the 200 fly in Texas 2001, his time was a World Record which made him the youngest World Record holder in history (Phelps and Abrahamson 118 E)> During the U.S....   [tags: olympic gold medal winners ] 830 words
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What it Means to be an Athlete - What it Means to be an Athlete A group of high school girls who have all joined a crew team for various reasons. Some are athletes, some want scholarships, some are the right body types, some have never been athletes, some have friends on the team, and some are being made to by their parents. The team is small and no cut and always in need of more rowers. As they row they come together as a team, they all gain in confidence and learn what it is to be an athlete both on and off the water. The protagonists are a novice four, that means five girls who have never competed in crew before racing a boat with four rowers and a coxswain (cox for short)....   [tags: Sports Swimming Teamwork Essays] 1153 words
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A "Net" Loss - Net Loss Many people believe that shark nets protect swimmers by blocking sharks from entering the swimming area. However, these nets are not designed to act as a barricade, but as fishing net to catch and kill the sharks, among other species. Shark nets should not be used for protecting swimmers from shark attacks. They protect swimmers, not by deterring or blocking sharks from entering the area, but by killing them and reducing the area’s shark population. Therefore, there are fewer attacks on humans, but at a high cost to the already struggling shark population....   [tags: Wildlife Conservation]
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