Why We Love the Water

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lynn Sherr discusses the joys of swimming and the effect it has on our lives. Swim: Why We Love the Water looks at how swimming has changed over the millennia, how this ancient activity is becoming more social today, and our relationship with the water.


Lynn Sherr

Comments [6]

Ellis Peters from Harlem

I think taking water exercise classes is a great way for non-swimmers to not only enjoy the water but get in shape. First do your research, look for pools with classes. We all can get benefit from spending time in the water.

Apr. 19 2012 01:17 PM
new to nyc from Manhattan

I was thrilled to hear a segment about one of my favorite pastimes. I have been dismayed by the city's apparent lack of pools suitable for serious lap swimmers. Many facilities boast having "Olympic-sized" pools, which often are smaller than advertised - with fewer than six lanes and, sometimes, 25 yards in length. Could your guest or listeners suggest a good website for finding true competition-sized pools throughout NYC?

Apr. 19 2012 01:09 PM
Mary from East village

I re-learned how to swim watching my kids learn to swim.

Apr. 19 2012 12:58 PM
Amy from Manhattan

One thing swimming doesn't do, though, is help build/preserve bone density; impact exercise is better from that.

Apr. 19 2012 12:57 PM
antonio from bayside

I don't think I can swim that well and would love to learn or get better. Where are the best places you can go? At a cost, free etc...

Apr. 19 2012 12:52 PM

I can't swim (have tried to learn, never could, had near-drowning incident as a kid) but love being in the water. Tips for safely enjoying -- and moving in the water -- for those can't actually swim?

Apr. 19 2012 12:47 PM

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