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skipper and the current president of
Rope Skipping Alberta. “My mother,
who is over 70, can still skip with her
arms behind her back and under her legs.
And my sister, who was a competitive
skipper, still skips.”
She says skipping helps people grow
emotionally and socially and is easy
to do. It also makes us aware of what
our bodies are doing when we go from
standing still to jumping.
“It’s not only about jumping on two
feet, but being able to switch from one
foot to another.”
Knowing how to jump rope opens
up activities and sports that require
jumping, including dance, basketball,
soccer and volleyball.
“It’s a physical activity that can be
enjoyed alone or with friends. You can
use one rope or two, and try anything
that your brain can come up with.” Even
during competitive training, kids play
games, work together and have a lot of
Deanna says skipping relieves stress,
and being part of a team makes her feel
happy and supported. She’s been in the
sport since she was 10.
“It helps kids build confidence and
make new friendships,” Deanna says.
She adds she’s developed strong
muscles and endurance from skipping,
which help her compete in triathlons. |a