Loss for swimming as GEMS close shop

Elwanda Tulloch


Memories of an official chasing down a parent that had broken past the barrier while wildly cheering her five-year-old son on his debut swimming competition last year are still fresh in mind.

So are the tough battles among Adnan Kabuye, Ambala Atuhaire and Tendo Mukalazi, as they made further claims for places to represent Uganda at the 2019 Fina World Championships in Gwangju – South Korea.

Eventually, the latter two did but way after causing some steer on who was the most valuable swimmer of those Nationals.

Mukalazi had played the rules to his advantage – swimming in more events to accumulate more points and take the diadem even though Atuhaire had beaten him whenever they went head to head at GEMS Cambridge International School – Butabiika.

Such is the place GEMS had taken in Ugandan swimming since it opened its doors in 2013 – a high

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Weight loss and physical and mental health

Elwanda Tulloch

Swimming offers a variety of benefits to mental and physical health. Fifteen are listed below.

1. A whole-body workout

Swimming engages almost every major muscle group, requiring a person to use their arms, legs, torso, and stomach.

Swimming also:

  • increases the heart rate without putting stress on the body
  • improves strength
  • tones muscles
  • enhances fitness
  • helps to manage weight

2. Building cardiovascular strength

Cardiovascular exercise, often referred to as cardio, involves the heart, lungs, and circulatory system. A thorough workout routine, such as one that features swimming, will include this type of exercise.

Research suggests that swimmers have half the mortality rate of inactive people. A study from 2016 indicates that swimming can help to lower blood pressure and control blood sugar levels.

3. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels

Some types of exercise may be challenging for people who are new or feel very unfit.

However, swimming allows

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Weight Loss, Health, and More

Elwanda Tulloch

You may have heard that experts recommend adults get 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week. Swimming is an excellent way to work your entire body and cardiovascular system. An hour of swimming burns almost as many calories as running, without all the impact on your bones and joints.

Swimming is the fourth most popular activity in the United States. But why, exactly? There are a host of benefits you may gain from swimming laps regularly. Read on to learn about the benefits of swimming and how to incorporate swimming into your routine.

1. Works your whole body

One of the biggest benefits of swimming is that it truly works your entire body, head to toe. Swimming:

  • increases your heart rate without stressing your body
  • tones muscles
  • builds strength
  • builds endurance

There are various strokes you can use to add variety to your swimming

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