Swim to win: High school swimmers use their pool skills in many other sports


High school athletes have been playing mutiple sports for decades, but multi-sport superstars Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders helped Nike bring “cross-training” into the mainstream in the last 30 years.

That trend continues today, as high school athletes continue to play multiple sports each school year. Those athletes have a wide variety of sports combinations, but swimming seems to be one sport that pairs quite well with many others.

“I get the general sense that swimming helps in so many physical ways,” Maine South boys and girls swimming coach Don Kura said. “It can also carry into your time after high school because of the aerobic capabilities that you build up from years of swimming.”

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