Do you like swimming?
Yes, I do. More now than in the past – I wasn’t so keen on it when I was younger, but since I’ve been here I’ve been swimming a lot more.
Where do (or can) people go swimming in your hometown (or, near your home)?
Okay, well, back home people don’t really swim that much, except when they’re children. We used to swim in the river near our home, especially when it was very hot. Here, it’s different – we have a swimming pool in the apartment complex where were staying, so I probably swim about three or four time a week because it’s a great way to relax, and it’s good exercise too.
Is swimming very popular in your country?
It’s popular with children and young people, but not so much for older people.
Why do many people like swimming?
I guess it could be because it’s relaxing and it makes you feel good, and it’s also a super way to cool off when it’s really hot, like it is here at the moment.
What do you think are the benefits of swimming (or, the benefits of knowing how to swim)?
So, knowing how to swim is important, especially for children if they live near water – it could literally save their life if they fell into a river or something like that.
As for benefits, well, it’s great exercise, full cardiovascular benefits for your heart and it’s also low-impact exercise so people of any age can do it without risk of damaging their joints. And of course, it’s a great way to have fun at the beach with friends – or as we do – at the pool when we’re relaxing.