8 Water Sports You Should Try ...


Summer is one of my favorite times of the year because, hot as it is, I love being in the water.

I've been a little tadpole ever since I was practically a baby.

Family legend has it that I could swim before I could walk!

So needless to say, I'm very excited about the fact that it will soon be warm enough to engage in all kinds of water-based fun.

Just to start out with, here are some great water sports you should try this summer!

1. Sailing

Sailing is one water sport you should try, it part because it almost feels like flying.

I love being on the ocean in a boat;

it's one of the things I love best about living in New England.

Being on a sailboat is a feeling like no other in the world.

I don't yet know how to sail – so far I've just been a passenger – but I'd really love to learn.

2. Swimming

Swimming is my favorite sport ever, period.

If we'd had swimming in gym class when I was in high school, I wouldn't have pretended to have cramps all the time.

When you swim, you have this freedom of movement;

being underwater is like being in your very own world.

Whether it's in a pool, the ocean, a lake, a river, or a pond, you can swim away the entire summer.

3. Windsurfing

Not only is windsurfing a water sport you should try, it's one I should try as well!

I've always wanted to, but I can't seem to get up the nerve.2

Still, if sailing is like flying, I can only imagine that windsurfing is as well – even more so, even.

I'd love to slice through the water like that!

4. Water Polo

Water polo is tons of fun, even if you don't like polo on land.

It's the greatest mix of sport and fun, and it's surprisingly easy to play once you get the hang of it.

I never worried about playing on a proper team, we just got a bunch of kids together and tried to fill all the positions ourselves.

Also, dunking members of the opposing team was totally allowed.

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