“Any action without the remembrance of God is either a diversion or heedlessness excepting four acts: Walking from target to target [during archery practice], training a horse, playing with one’s family, and learning to swim.”[Tabarani]
Swimming is an activity that the Prophet, may the prayers and peace of God be upon him, encouraged his blessed companions to partake in and it was also advocated as central to the rearing of children. The holistic teachings of our faith address the unique and distinct yet interconnected facets of the human being, namely the spiritual, rational and physical realities. Swimming being an all-round physical exercise is among the reasons why it is recommended as modus operandi in the battle against cardiovascular illnesses and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Likewise It also has both told and untold effects with regards to the fortification of our intellectual and spiritual faculties.