Team Camiguin swims up in Bukidnon – Gold and silver medals

Team Camiguin in action

Team Camiguin won 1 gold and 2 silver medals at the 2nd Mayor Jose V. Obedencio Jr. Invitational Swim Meet in Maramag, Bukidnon.

No, it’s not the 2016 Rio Olympics, it’s a local swim contest with participants from Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Malaybalay and so on. The main goal was and is to promote competitive swimming. The disciplines are: crawl, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. Maybe in a few years you will read the names of these young competitors during the Olympic Games.

Team Camiguin

Sean Clarke, well known for is Camiguin Aviation flights, is also one of the promotors of competitive swimming in Camiguin. His two daughters, Zita and Keena, were among the many young swimmers. The swimming competition had been organized by Kaamulan Aquatics Swim Team. The Kaamulan Aquatics team has a facebook page. If your kid wants to join Team Camiguin or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sean Clarke (stompi69[at]yahoo[dot]com or +63 918 496 4888).

Team Camiguin

The video

A short video from the competition. Sean caught also some funny moments. Have a look …

Why your kids should swim

General

Teaching your child to swim and encouraging him to swim regularly can have significant benefits for both his health and safety. Especially on a hot day, swimming is a way to keep cool while encouraging a healthy level of physical and social activity. Swimming provides a more effective workout than some other activities.

Safety

According to KidsHealth.org, drowning is the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 5 and 24. By teaching your child to swim, he will not only become a stronger swimmer, but also gain valuable experience in the water. This experience greatly reduces the risk of an emergency if your child accidentally falls in an unguarded pool or gets pulled into deep water by a rip current at the beach.

Physical Health

According to 24 Hour Fitness, swimming is an excellent cardiovascular workout that promotes heart and lung health, improves strength and flexibility, increases stamina and even improves balance and posture. In addition, swimming is a way to prevent childhood obesity, which has been linked to juvenile diabetes, notes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Swimming also puts less strain on joints and connective tissues than other forms of exercise.

Emotional Health

Encouraging your child to swim can also improve his mental and emotional health. The natural buoyancy of the water is more relaxing than other types of exercise, notes 24 Hour Fitness. In addition, the CDC found that people tend to exercise for longer periods of time while swimming. Swimming can also improve overall mood, and help combat depression, notes the CDC.

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