Has the current excitement surrounding the Olympics inspired you to learn more about a sport you might not be familiar with? Do you want to try something new, whether for exercise, fun or competition?

Learn more about swimming, as DU’s own El Pomar Natatorium is featured in this Denver Post online article about the rise in swimming popularity surrounding Olympic years. University of Denver head varsity swimming coach Brian Schrader explains the benefits of the sport of swimming and how to get involved in swimming as a lifetime sport.

Read more online, and after you’re done cheering on the Olympic swimmers, don’t hesitate to try out open lap swimming at the Ritchie Center!