Swimming has always been an exciting past time for many a people. A recreational activity having tremendous health benefits. Though there has never been any official record as to the origin of the Swim a Lap Day, but it can be easily inferred that the day is being observed by the citizens to inculcate the benefits of swimming. The Swim a lap Day is always observed on the 24th of June each year.
How to celebrate the Day
People celebrate the day in a fun filled mood with some opting to go out with friends for a swim in the morning or in the evening. Some visit the nearby resorts with family or friends. Corporate organize various swimming competitions for their employees on this day. Some of them enroll in swimming classes in order to improve their skills. Children are also encouraged to take up community swimming activities on this day.
Importance of the Day
As mentioned above, the Swim a lap day gains its importance from the various health benefits that the swimming activity has. People can take up swimming lessons on this day. For people with heart ailments and obesity swimming is very beneficial for them. Swimming is also an essential activity when it comes to water disasters and accidents. In addition to that swimming also reduces stress and improves posture.
People go out for swimming on this day to swim a few laps and work on their fitness. People take their children to the water to celebrate this holiday. The young ones blow up water balloons and play with squirt guns. Some parents also sign up for swimming lessons for their young ones on this day.
Lap Day Quotes
She’s been on more laps than a napkin.
– Walter Winchell
I’ve been in more laps than a napkin.
– Mae West
I like to race, not to do laps alone.
– Fernando Alonso
I bring my bike to work, and I make laps around our parking lot on my lunch break.
– Angela Kinsey
But if you can find that spot – I suppose it’s like running – I used to be a swimmer and swim laps, and you just have to be there with what you’re doing.
– Bruce Nauman
Some people might go to the gym and swim laps, but I write songs. Every single day, I write something new and record it.
– Glenn Hughes
On the ice, if I slow down, I can coast behind somebody for a couple of laps. If I slow down on the run, it’ll turn into a walk.
– Apolo Ohno
My first injury ever was a broken toe, and my mother made me run laps around the mat for the rest of the night. She said she wanted me to know that even if I was hurt, I was still fine.
– Ronda Rousey