Hello, thanks for joining the debate! I believe that swimming is indeed a sport. Many people have told me (A professional swimmer) that my sport is not easy/not a sport. First of all, the argument we have all heard: It's in the olympics. A non-sport wouldn't be in the olympics! And if you look it up, many main sports channels say that it is indeed, a sport. Not only that, but it's one of the hardest. Performing against someone else is all swimmers do. It's called a "swim meet" and at one of these events you swim against many other swimmers of all ages. Doing this requires a huge amount of skill and mental stability and focus. On the website "http://www.mindbodygreen.com...;, they state how swimmers see more sunrises than anyone else. This is true because we are dedicated to our sport and wake up at 4:30 AM. This proves that it is a sport because of the amount of dedication. Thank you, and please explain to me why you don't agree with me!
Swimming is not a sport because it doesn't have a professional teams its just an Olympic sport. and you can only say Michel Phelps is a professional swimmer but he's not he just competed in the Olympics.
My opponent stated that swimming doesn't have professional teams. This is not true. Each country has a different team, for example the professional team for the USA is called USA Swimming. In the UK the team is called the UK Wildcats. My opponent also stated "you can only say Michel Phelps is a professional swimmer but he's not he just competed in the Olympics." When in fact, Michael Phelps is a professional swimmer because he trains everyday to swim. He is an athlete. Take me, Everyday I wake up at 4:30 AM to go swim for 2 hours. After school, I go back at 4:15 and train for another 2 hours. My team is a part of USA Swimming and if someone qualifies in my team, then they move to the olympics.