Ever since the Olympics started last Friday, my eyes have been glued to the television set watching Michael Phelps break Olympic history in swimming. Obviously Phelps and the rest of the swimmers in the Beijing games know how to swim, but that is not always the case with everyone. During the summer months when the weather is warmer more people tend to go swimming outdoors. When I go to the beach or pool, I make sure that I go with a friend and to never swim alone and to obey all the rules. If you do not know how to swim, do not worry! Your local Red Cross chapter offers swimming courses. Go and sign up, the classes are fun!