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Last Updated: Friday March 17 2006 14:15 GMT

About swimming

A good swimmer.

If you like water, then you'll love swimming!

Swimming is when you move through water without touching the bottom - and there's all sorts of ways that you can, called strokes.

Many people learn to swim quite easily, with perhaps some help from their family, but others they need to take lessons.

If you're finding it hard to get afloat, some schools organise swimming classes or you might be able to join lessons at your local swimming pool.

Being able to swim can be a life-saver. It's also a good way to keep healthy, and more than that, it's really fun!