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New to Swimming?

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Congratulations! Your kid is thinking about participating in swimming. While trying a new sport can be a bit scary for everyone involved, we know that once you get started, you and your child are going to love it.

Whether you’re competing at a high level or having fun in the local pool, swimming is one of the easiest sports to play—all you need a suit and a body of water. Swimming is consistently rated as a top-20 sport worldwide, with countries like Australia registering 70,000 professional swimmers. The United States has over 400,000 registered members under USA Swimming.

It’s important to understand the fundamentals before your child jumps into the pool for the first time. This guide contains useful information for you and your child to get started.

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