Swimming is defined as the self propulsion of a person through water for exercise, sport or recreation. This propulsion is achieved through coordinated movement of the hands, legs and body. Swimming is a great way to burn calories and helps you tone your body. Swimming regularly improves your cardiovascular endurance and is one of the few exercises that gives you a full body workout without putting too much pressure on your joints. Swimming is also a great stress buster as it releases feel-good hormones in the body. The different swimming styles are the freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. Swimming is an officially recognized Olympic event and the long course pool has a length of 50 m. Swimming is not restricted to swimming pools and you can also swim at the beach or in streams. Swimming is a healthy activity that can be started at a young age and be continued for a lifetime. You can also play other games in the swimming pool with your friends and family instead of just swimming.