swimming is a better sport than soccer
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Then my opponent says that there is a more of a chance for people to get injured in soccer than in swimming, but I see no evidence presented for this assertion, therefore I ask pro to provide it with the link.
Then my opponent claims that you burn more calories in swimming, but that's good depending on the person. For example, that would be bad for someone who is underweight and is trying to gain weight. Therefore that point is futile.
If you look at one of the top paid, I don't even know if he is the top paid, Messi has a net worth of 218 million. The richest swimmer I found is Michael Phelps, and he has a net worth of 55 million. http://www.alux.com...
Con asked me to prove that soccer is more dangerous than swimming through a link. Well I have put in 2 different links. The first on is common soccer injuries and the second is common swimming injuries. I am not going to tell you which is more dangerous, I am going to let you decide after reading them both.
Con also says it is a bad thing that swimming burns calories for people under weight, but actually it's not.
This link is a doctors view of underweight people. It says you should build up muscle strength, and that is what swimming does as well. When I started swimming I was underweight and now I am all muscle, and healthy as ever. So I would love to hear your explanation for that Con.
And I would also like to point out that most swimmers don't swim for money. They do it cause they love when they dive in,the water surrounds them in total solitude, and the water and their body work as one organism, and they love when they get out of shape and go back to swimming and feel their muscles ache from the 2 hour practice and how they feel their muscle tone coming back. See most swimmers are not big headed like most athletes who play for the money, they swim cause it is part of their life I don't know what I would do if I wasn't allowed to swim anymore. I have tried tons of sports but none of them compare to swimming. I believe that's what the other swimmers feel as well.
And my opponent obviously doesn"t understand anything about health so I will put it simply. If someone is anorexic and plays soccer which burns less calories, this person will die later than if someone was anorexic and swimming. Unless they build muscle, but to build muscle you need to eat. Therefore it depends on the person. It depends on the diet, health issues,... Etc. So my point has not been refuted.
Then my opponent points out that most swimmers don"t do it for the money, but pro has conceded that there are some people who do. But how does my opponent know if someone does it for the money or not, pro isn"t a mind reader. Therefore pro has no proof that more people swim because they love it rather than for the money. And even if some people do it for the sport, money is still a benefit. It"s not mutually exclusive. People can still do it because they love the sport and love the money they get as a result of it. "See most swimmers are not big headed like most athletes who play for the money" So basically my opponent is saying that most athletes do their sport for money, but only swimmers do it because of the love of the sport. How can my opponent possibly know that? " I don't know what I would do if I wasn't allowed to swim anymore. I have tried tons of sports but none of them compare to swimming. I believe that's what the other swimmers feel as well." This is basically my opponent saying that because pro feels this way about swimming, that everyone has to as well. There is no valid evidence for pro to assert this about athletes, but not about swimming.
"While fitness goals are generally very personal, we can all benefit from sharing common goals with others who push us towards them. The lessons that players learn on the field translate to the rest of their lives and the camaraderie teammates share in unparalleled. The ability to work with others to reach a common goal is powerful when related to everyday life- in other words, join a team!" In soccer, people need to learn to work as a team, therefore they learn the important skill of cooperation.
"Soccer is not an expensive or prohibitive sport. All that is needed is space and a ball. It is a relatively simple sport to catch onto and is played mostly outdoors, which we already mentioned as being healthy here." In swimming, you realistically need a big pool to swim. But in soccer all you need is a space and a ball. I can play in my room, but it would be hard to swim in it.
2. I know Missy Franklyn and she swims for all the reasons I stated
3. when I said" like most athletes who play sports for the money," I was referring too profetional athletes like Michalle Jordan, and Michael Phelps. People like that who don't care about the sport anymore just the money.
3.swimming has teamwork, propably more than any other sport. Though you are judged on your own score in the race, in the end it is about who's team has the overall high score. Me and my team are like family, and so is the USA Olympic swim team.
4.I would like you to rethink that health fitness stuff about swimming, and why you should choose swimming over soccer, it is all in these sights.
http://www.healthfitnessrevolution.com... and when you read this one don't stop at the first sport, keep reading through all of them.
http://www.answers.com... and FYI this is not me.
theses are just some of the reasons swimming is better than soccer.
2. That's one person. You can't say one person accounts for all. And how do you know? If it's because she said it then you are neglecting that people can lie.
3. I know who you were referring to, but yet you are still not a mind reader and you still can't possibly know.
3 Again. Yea but in swimming they don't have cooperation. In soccer you directly work with them by passing the ball to each other. In swimming you are by yourself, even if your team gets judged overall. No one can aid or cooperate with you like they do in soccer.
4. Really? You can't just copy a thousand links and paste them and expect me to read every single one. You are support to quote your evidence and provide it, then list your source.
Extend my teamwork, portability, and money arguments.
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Vote Placed by Grandzam 7 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Arguments to Con, because his points in Round 2 were dropped and extended. Conduct to Con because Pro spits out a bunch of links and expects us to read it as part of his argument, not just as a source.
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