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Human swimming

Human swimming is the self-propulsion of a person through water or another liquid, usually for recreation, sport, exercise, or . Locomotion is achieved through coordinated movement of the limbs, the body, or both. Humans can hold their breath underwater and undertake rudimentary locomotive swimming within weeks of birth, as an evolutionary response.

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Some good tips on learning to swim. What are the first steps you should take? Watch the video to find out. The instructor's explanations aren't too intimidating, so it can definitely help those not so calm about this ability.

Contributed by Sammo Lea

One of the first technique to learn in the water is the ability to tread water. This is probably best to learn before trying to swim. This video illustrates how to do so with some corny comments by the narrator. Okay, maybe they're funny. Sometimes.

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