Swimming and jogging

Discussion in 'English Only' started by quietdandelion, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. quietdandelion

    quietdandelion Banned

    Swimming/jogging, which is a good sport/exercise, makes people stronger.

    I have always had trouble in deciding whether "swimming" and "jogging" are a sport or an excercise. What are they? Thanks.
  2. Dimcl Senior Member

    British Columbia, Canada
    Canadian English
    I always think of a "sport" as something that is played competitively. If I just go for a swim in the local pool once a week, I'm not participating in a sport, I'm getting some exercise in an activity of my choice. If I belong to a swim club that enters competitions (races), I'm participating in a sport. Same goes for jogging.
  3. Joelline

    Joelline Senior Member

    USA (W. Pennsylvania)
    American English
    Swimming can be a form of exercise OR a sport; jogging, as far as I know, is only a form of exercise.*

    *I've never heard of competitive joggiing, but...who knows?...it might exist!
  4. quietdandelion

    quietdandelion Banned

    Thanks, Dimcl and Joelline.

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