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The Twelve Days of Christmas WAIWL Style - Day: 7

By Advsinwtloss @advsinwtloss
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave me.... swimming.
Yes, getting away from the food thing.  Considered doing something about Schwan's. However, opted for the healthier option. Although they do deliver the frozen food for Nutrisystem but that's another post entirely.
According to a survey published by the American Red Cross, in May 2011, of the 1000 adults surveyed, 3% did not know how to swim. I can't image not knowing how to swim. I actually love to swim but I'm too afraid to be seen in a bathing suit at this time.  If anyone would like to learn how to swim and break a record at the same time you can attend the "World's Largest Swimming Lesson" Happening around the world, Thursday June 14, 2012. Sounds like fun to me. Might actually not be afraid to be in a bathing suit by then. Then again I have finished the highest level of swimming taught by the YMCA.
Swimming is a great aerobic exercise.The amount of of calories you burn are determined by your weight and how long you swim. Here is a gadget to figure yours out:

Calories Burned Calculator

Estimate the calories you burned swimming:

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Swimming was an official competitive sport in the Olympics in the first modern Olympics in Athens Greece in 1896. I love the Olympics, mostly the Winter games because I grew up so close to Lake Placid where the ''2 and '80 games here held. However, I have watched the summer games. A few famous American Olympic swimmers come to mind:
Mark Spitz -   Although I was too young, or not even born, to know who he was, Mark Spitz is a swimming legend. In the '68 Mexico City Olympics he won two team Gold Medals. At the '72 Munich games he won seven individual event gold medals, which at the time was a world record.
Janet Evans - At the '88 Seoul Olympics she won three gold medals. She was the first woman to win back-to-back Olympic titles, she won them at the '88 Seoul games and '92 Barcelona game. In June 2011, at the age of 39, it was announced she was training again and wishes to swim in the 2012 Olympic Trials.
Michael Phelps. - Of course he is a controversial character because of two separate incidents. However, that does not take away from what he has accomplished. Over all, Phelps has won 16 Olympic medals. Eight of them were gold and won in the '08 games in Beijing which broke Mark Spitz's Gold Medal record.. Phelps has announced that he wants to participate in the 2012 Olympics in London. He plans on it being his last.

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