A form of athletic activity that involves propelling one's body through water with only the use of arms and legs.

Swimming is one of the best exercises because you not only get a good work out, but there is a spiritual release there that you find in few other activities (except maybe Yoga.) When you are floating on top of a pool, letting the bottom slowly float by underneath, you can truly feel free. You have escaped from the bonds of gravity and moved into your own world where nothing is pulling you down. No one can talk to you because sound does not travel well through water. So you are by yourself to contemplate your thoughts and see what has been disturbing you and your life. Swimming not only allows you to think about your troubles and stress, it also gives you a chance to release them by using the power of your own body. It is truly an amazing experience.