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Girls Swim

An article highlighting the joys of swimming for our swim team. (LOHS Swim Instagram)
An article highlighting the joys of swimming for our swim team. (LOHS Swim Instagram)

It’s swim team season! Let us wish good luck to our girl’s swim team as they begin the season off strong.

Swimming can be a hard thing for some, and an easy enjoyable occupation for others. The girls at Los Osos enjoy it for the sake of making new relationships and even trying new things.

As they begin the season, their health improves. Their training sessions can be scheduled for after school, or sometimes even before school. 

With this, they get extra calories burnt.

Within just one hour of swimming, they can lose over 40 percent of calories. Not only that but swimming also helps improve the strength of the lungs and heart.

Those with asthma have a great shot at swimming, as it is known to improve exercise-induced asthma. 

Our girl’s swim team has put in a lot of work to be the best for this season.

As much fun as the girls have while swimming and making new friendships, it is also a very challenging sport.

Many have reported having shoulder pain as a result of swimming.

The swimming sport started officially in the 1830s in England. By 1837, the National Swimming Society (NSS) was holding regular swimming competitions in six swimming pools, all built around London.

“I decided to join the Osos swim team because I have been longing for a sport that was both fun and interactive.” 

Said Nicole Larios, a freshman on the girl’s swim team, “I made so many friends and memories so far. It helped me organize my schedule and stay on task. The swim season has so many incredible people that their kindness will change me forever.” 

She continues, “Now I made five times the friends I started with. Not only did swimming help with my fitness, but it also helped me with my communication skills and friendships. I would say joining this team wasn’t a coincidence but a blessing.”

The girls seem to have lots of fun and also acknowledge that it helps them with their fitness. Joining the swim team is something Larios is grateful for, because of the relationships she’s formed.

A lot of people join the swim team for teamwork, and by doing so they learn how to value teamwork and communication with others. 

Swimming has had a big impact on some of our students here at Los Osos, and for that, it is important to recognize the diversity our school brings to the students.

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