I went traveling Malaysia last month for snorkeling. At that time, I did not know how to swim. The closest thing I am with water is showering… That time, when I put my foot into the ocean and felt the strong buoyance of the grand sea, I was terrified. I felt the strong power of the nature and feared for my life. My coach was pretty patient. After a few persuasion and mental preparation, I finally forced myself to get into the water. Even with the help of life jacket, for someone who does not know how to relax and balance on the water, I kept tossing and turning in the water. Well, you can imagine that kind of awkward situation. I felt so embarrassed and I kept trying to get to the shore, well, no doubt, I failed. My coach dragged me and kept me balanced and taught me how to keep balance in details. Besides with him, I felt safe and finally relaxed and be able to floating on the water. And later my coach taught me some simple ways to swim around, which allowed me finally to enjoy the beauty of the ocean.
Of course, today what I really want to talk about is not about my travel experience, but about the importance of swimming pool. The sport of swimming goes way back. Evidence of recreational swimming in prehistoric times has been found, with the earliest evidence dating to Stone Age paintings from around 10000 years ago. Written references date from 2000 BC, with some of the earliest references to swimming including the Iliad, the Odyssey, the Bible, Beowulf, the Quran and others. Well, enough with the history. Swimming is very useful in anyone’s life. If everyone knows how to swim, there will be a lot less cases of drowning. The danger we encounter will be far less. If someone was chasing for you life, you knew how to swim to cross the lake but he/she can’t, and you would be safe. Just joking. Swimming is not just capable of saving your life in some level, but also keeping yourself fit and healthy. With the intensive heat around, what’s better than swimming to swim out the heat of summer. Lose no time, I immediately signed up for a swimming class. Right now, I can’t say I am a good swimmer. But fortunately, I am capable of floating without life jacket and swim a little bit without help all by myself. I still need a lot of practice, but I am quite kind of busy at my work, I can’t be available for all swimming session. I have to figure out a way that’s most suitable for me. Having my own swimming pool is the best solution to all my problems. And I know the basic theory of how to swim and lots of practice will make me a good swimmer. No doubt, I can’t afford building the traditional swimming pool at my backyard, which will cost a fortune. Internet is my best friend, you can always count on it to find out your answer. Without surprise, I discovered the very existence of inflatable swimming pool. Well, I certainly be able to afford this. The best things of inflatable swimming pool are saving place and durable. So, why not? Practice makes perfect. I will be a skillful swimmer by the help of inflatable swimming pool.