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Why do we love to swim?

by Patt Morrison

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A boy jumps as people bathe on opening day of the newly renovated McCarren Park Pool on June 28, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Mario Tama/Getty Images

Did you know swimming is the third most popular sport in the U.S.? Or did you every stop to think about how it’s the only sport humans play in a different element?

Join Patt as she talks with author Lynn Sherr about the history of swimming, from Julius Caesar to Michael Phelps; the science of spandex and the evolution of swim suits. Find out how the fluid activity uses every large muscle group and helps build lean muscle mass and why swimming is arguably the most sensuous sport.


What do you love about swimming?


Lynn Sherr, former ABC correspondent and author of “SWIM: Why We Love the Water”

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