High school athletes have been playing mutiple sports for decades, but multi-sport superstars Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders helped Nike bring â€œcross-trainingâ€ 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.
â€œI get the general sense that swimming helps in so many physical ways,â€ Maine South boys and girls swimming coach Don Kura said. â€œIt can also carry into your time after high school because of the aerobic capabilities that you build up from years of swimming.â€
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