ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

Swimming (sport)

Swimming is a sport where you get in a pool full of water and move your arms and legs to swim across the water. You wear a special swimsuit and goggles to help you see underwater. It's like playing in the water at the pool, but with a special goal in mind: swimming as fast as you can, for a certain distance.

Swimming can be done in many different styles or strokes, such as freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, and more. Each stroke has its own unique way of moving your body and arms to help you swim faster.

Swimming is good for your body and helps you stay healthy. It exercises your muscles and helps your heart and lungs work better. It's also a fun way to spend time with friends, and you can even compete in races against other people who swim.

Swimming can be done in a pool or in open water, like a lake or ocean. Swimmers usually start learning how to swim when they are very young, but anyone can learn how to swim at any age, as long as they are comfortable being in the water.