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Swimming Encouraged
Pyongyang, July 18 (KCNA) -- July and August are months for maritime physical culture in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Korea, surrounded by sea on three sides, has favorable conditions for maritime physical culture. It also has many rivers, open-air baths, swimming pools and beach resorts.

Scenic bathing beaches in Majon, Thongchon, Ryongsupho and other areas on the east and west coasts of Korea are always crowded with people in summer days.

The swimming complex of Kim Il Sung University, Mangyongdae Pool, swimming pool of the Changgwang Health Complex and other swimming facilities in Pyongyang are also overcrowded with citizens seeking to spend a pleasant time in hot days.

During the months primary and secondary schools throughout the country often organize swimming contests.

River-crossing competitions are popular in schools in North Hamgyong, Kangwon and South Hwanghae Provinces.

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