Persuasive Speech Outline
: On May 27, 2011, Olivia LaBorde from WGNO News reported that
“the survey of more than 1,000 adults, taken earlier this spring, found that 76% of
households are planning at least one water-related recreational activity this summer.
However, 21% describe their swimming skills as fair, poor or non-existent, with 3%
unable to swim at all.”
II. Thesis Statement
: I’m here to persuade you that swimming should be learned by people
of all ages.
III. Preview Main Points
: I’ll be focusing on the how it’s a full body work out, the ways that
it is beneficial and why swimming is important.
Transition to Body
: First, I’d like to talk about how it’s a full body workout.
First Main Point
: Swimming is a full body work out
On May 1, 2011, current member of Team USA’s championship team in the sport
of Aquathlon, Fiona Bayly writes in her article, “What Muscles Does Swimming
Exercise?” that swimming is a “combination of cardio and power, it works your
heart as well as the muscles in your legs, arms, torso and hips”
According to Brad Walker who is the founder and CEO of The Stretching Institute
website, said that “lap swimming works the muscles in the abdomen, biceps,
triceps, hamstrings, quadriceps and the gluteus maximus.”
Different strokes target different muscles.
First, there’s freestyle which targets the deltoids and leg muscles. If
you’ve never heard of freestyle, it’s the most basic of all the strokes.
Consists of the scissor kick and pulling your arms through the water.