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Water sports are recreational activities that involve water, whether it is near, on, in or under the water and includes Sports such as Kayaking, Rowing, Sailing, SCUBA, Surfing, Swimming, Water polo


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Robby Naish competing in a wave sailing event at Sylt in 2006.

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Water Sports, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking and more, are increasingly referred to as 'Aqua Tourism'. Travel agents are grouping these aquadic activities and others such as fishing and whale watching into a tourism segment, similar to the segment labeled 'Eco Tourism'.

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Tubing behind a personal watercraft on the Mississippi River.

Tubing, also known as inner tubing, is the recreational activity of riding an inner tube, either on water, snow, or through the air. The tubes themselves are also known as "donuts" or "biscuits" because of their shape.

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Michael Fred Phelps (born June 30, 1985) is an American swimmer. He has won 14 career Olympic gold medals, the most by any Olympian, and is often cited as the greatest swimmer and one of the greatest Olympians of all time.[2][3][4] As of August 2, 2009, Phelps has broken thirty-seven world records in swimming.

Phelps holds the record for the most gold medals won in a single Olympics, his eight at the 2008 Beijing Games surpassed American swimmer Mark Spitz's seven-gold performance at Munich in 1972.

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