I, myself, have been swimming for several years now. But that is not the main point here. My little brother started little under a month ago, and here's what happened.
My little brother was never very active, or sporty. He played piano, while the rest of my family enjoyed our activities. This lead to him being a little... pudgy.... He was unhappy with his weight so he wanted to find something to help. Since I would be doing swimming this summer my family signed him up too. We swim on a team together, the Stingrays, where he has been working on speed and man strokes. Since joining the team he has lost some weight and just a few days ago he commented on it an seemed very excited. I can not express how happy i was for him to be excited about the sport as well as the side-effect of working hard almost every day.