Many Australians sure love to swim. Whether on the beach or in the comforts of their backyard, they enjoy splashing about in the waves and taking a leisurely dip. As children, they learn to love the water, while as adults, they nurture their ability to swim or the affinity for underwater recreation.
In the RN publication of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Olympic gold medallist Shane Gould and her husband, Milt Helms, who coaches elite swimming teams and is co-founder of the Swedish Centre for Aquatic Research, share their insights on this national pastime. Among other things, they attribute Aussies’ love of swimming or of simply being underwater to the thrill and therapeutic effects.