What Is the Difference of Swimming and Snorkeling?

Swimming and snorkeling are two activities that are often confused with each other. Both involve being in the water and using equipment to breathe, but they have some key differences that make them unique.

Swimming is an activity that involves a person propelling themselves through the water by using their arms and legs to move. It requires a certain level of physical fitness and strength, as well as the ability to stay afloat.

Swimming is often done for recreation, exercise, or competitive sport. The most common types of swimming include freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly stroke, and sidestroke.

Snorkeling is an activity that involves swimming on or near the surface of the water while wearing a face mask, snorkel tube, fins and wetsuit. It is usually used for recreational purposes such as sightseeing underwater wildlife or exploring coral reefs. Snorkelers use their fins to propel themselves through the water while breathing through their snorkel tube which allows them to stay underwater much longer than they would be able to without it.

The main difference between swimming and snorkeling is that swimming requires propelling oneself through the water using oneโ€™s arms and legs while snorkeling does not. Swimmers will also typically wear different types of clothing than snorkelers (e.g., no fins or face masks). Additionally, swimmers can dive deeper into the water than snorkelers since they do not need to worry about running out of air.

In conclusion, swimming and snorkeling are two distinct activities that involve being in the water but have some key differences between them such as how deep one can dive into the water, what clothing items are worn for each activity, and how individuals propel themselves through the water.

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Daniel Bennet