My favourite sport is swimming. I learned swimming when i was only 5 and before that i had an extreme fear of what i reffered to as the “deep end.” I soon got over this fear as i was once thrown into the deeper end of the water and started instinctively paddling my arms and legs. There are several reasons why I prefer swimming over all other sports. However the topmost remains, my love of water. Aside from that, another large advantage that swimming has over other sports is that you do not need a ton of gear to enjoy this sport. The only thing i use whenever i go swimming is a pair of goggles and my swim trousers. Swimming is great for fitness which offers health benefits for a lifetime and is well worth the effort it takes to get into the pool. It increases lung capacity and makes the heart pump better. For me swimming is a mixture of exercise and fun. Spending time floating on my back listening to the water lap my feet is so soothing and relaxing that it makes me wish I didn’t ever have to step out of the water.