Swimming has slowly seen some application in industry and scientific research as well. Health facilities and spas started utilizing the activity as a good method to get some good exercise and soothe the body. Therapists that dealt with patients recovering from injuries recognized the benefits of the activity, choosing to let the patients “swim” their way to good health.
The use of lifeguards quickly became widespread on all the major beaches around the world where their services were required to spot and save people who may be drowning. Even marine biologists and oil exploration companies looked to good and capable swimming as a crucial skill in terms of the surveys they conducted which required going out to sea or diving deep underwater.