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Water Sports - Activities Under Water

Updated on October 5, 2009

It’s the summer – time to let your hair down and maybe try some water sports. In part one of Water Sports, I wrote about the types of Water Sports on Water and introduced 5 Popular Watersports Centres in the UK.

This is part Two.   Water Sports - In Water.

There are various types of Water sports activities you could do in water which include: Swimming, water aerobics, Water gymnastics, diving, snorkeling and even underwater photography.


Snorkelling - is swimming on or through a body of water while equipped with a diving mask, a shaped tube called a snorkel, and usually swimfins. In cooler waters, a wetsuit may also be worn. Using this equipment allows one to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with little effort. Snorkeling is also a means to an end in popular sports such as underwater Hockey, underwater rugby and spearfishing. It’s great fun, easy to learn and helps you grow in confidence in the water.

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving - offers people the opportunity to see what life is like below the water in lakes, and oceans. Scuba divers wear equipment which allows the divers to stay below the water's surface for long periods of time.

(Difference b/s Snorkelling and Diving – For Scuba diving you don’t necessarily need to know how to swim. Also in Snorkelling, you breathe out of a tube while in Diving, you use compressed air tanks. SCUBA – Self contained Underwarter Breathing Apparatus).



Water Gymnastics

Water gymnastics - is also a good form of water exercise. It does not strain the joints. Utilizing one's own body, water resistance, and a variety of equipment, the workout increases the pulse and strengthens the muscles. Found in Leisure Centres.

Water Aerobics

Water Aerobics - Water aerobic activity is not about just swimming. It allows you to burn calories and build on your strength. You don’t have to be a swimmer to do water aerobic exercise as most of the exercises are performed in waist level water and chest level water. Some water aerobics exercises such as jogging are carried out in deeper water where the person's body is completely submerged.

Swimming - one of the most popular recreational sports that can be enjoyed by all ages. Best form of all over , low impact exercise and Makes you feel good emotionally.

Also read: Water Sports - Popular Water Sports Centres


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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @EZ Swim Fitness

      Synchronized swimming only seems to show up at Olympics. I wish it would be popular like skating. It's so elegant and graceful.

      Thanks for stopping and hope you get to go on a nice holiday this year, where you can do some snorkeling. :-)

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 5 years ago from Southern Wisconsin

      Lady E

      I love all water sports. I wonder if synchronized swimming will ever really become popular. My favorite of this list would be snorkeling - the marvels of nature are just stunning.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      @GetitScene - Thanks for sharing that and it's nice to know you enjoy Snorkeling. Well done on learning how to swim well. I expect to see you in Rio 2006. :-)

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      Dale Anderson 5 years ago from The High Seas

      The great thing about snorkeling is that you don't even need to know how to swim. It's probably a good idea if you do but it's not essential. I've become a decent swimmer after years of snorkeling but when I first started I could barely swim at all.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Stars439. God Bless you too.

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      stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Very nice hub. Swimming is such a wonderful sport. God Bless You.

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      ralwus 8 years ago

      I like to snorkel in the nude.

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Cheers Philipo. :)

      Wow Pete, that must have been "heavenly". Also, I agree you are too young for Water Aerobics. :)

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      Philipo 8 years ago from Nigeria

      Wao. I love this. It is interesting. Thanks.

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      Pete Maida 8 years ago

      I snorkel when we go on cruises. The best place I ever snorkeled was in Aruba over a ship wreck; that was cool. Water Aerobics is great exercise for older people. I have quite reach that yet.