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post #31 of 56
We belonged to a swim club when I was a kid, and all took swimming lessons. I had "swimmer's ear" constantly, though, so swimming isn't something I really enjoy.
post #32 of 56
I can swim. I pretty much taught myself, though my mom helped a little, it just clicked with me. But I didn't learn how to swim until I was 12 I think. They didn't have too many pools in Oklahoma, and the lake we lived directly by sure was pretty, but it really wasn't. We went swimming in there once, I cut my foot on glass that was there because some idiot threw a beer bottle in the lake. The other time, I got a disease called Impetigo, where you get a sore out of nowhere, and it becomes infected, and will remain infected unless medical help is sought. Well, before we realized this, it was going through my system, and every sore I got turned into an infection... bad ones, too. Needless to say, I never went in that freakin' lake again! My brother did, though.... all at once, he got three different illnesses from it... Pink eye and two others I can't remember. After that, no one in our family went back to that lake!
post #33 of 56
Actually, I can't. I've always have been afraid of going under water since when I was little, I fractered my collar bone when I slipped and fell in the pool (I didn't know how to swim) I panicked and when I came up, my shoulder hit the side of the pool and ever since, I've stayed away from pools.
post #34 of 56
Oh and BTW they aren't 'swimming costumes' or 'bathing suits' they are TOGS!
post #35 of 56
I grew up near the water (Hawaii and Washington), so my parents made sure my brother and I could swim.
post #36 of 56
I love to swim! When I was young I would hold me breath for a really long time and pretend I was a mermaid.
post #37 of 56
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Oh and BTW they aren't 'swimming costumes' or 'bathing suits' they are TOGS!


TOGS! TOGS?? Goodness, togs down here means sweatpants and stuff like that.
post #38 of 56
I LOVE swimming and swim 1/2 a mile a day in the summer. There is no better exercise, as far as I am concerned. I think EVERY man,woman, and child ought to know how to swim.
post #39 of 56
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Originally Posted by batgirl2good
I LOVE swimming and swim 1/2 a mile a day in the summer. There is no better exercise, as far as I am concerned. I think EVERY man,woman, and child ought to know how to swim.
Well really it's the best full body workout there is, according to most exercise physiologists! It's so easy on your joints and runs the gamet as far as muscle workouts go, not to mention the great cardio you get as well!
post #40 of 56
I am one test, a freakin impossible test, The Nationals, away from being a qualified Life Guard Maybe this September I will go do it~
post #41 of 56
I definitely cant swim

I just dont float for some reason.... Ive tried and tried and tried, but never have been able..

ONe thing I like to do though is sit in an innertube and float around on lakes.. I have a good backstroke but moving forward is liek impossible. :P

I can "swim" as in movement if I put it around my waist and kick my feet and move my hands....

I just love to sit in my tube though and "swim" from the shore to out where the water is deep...

though I do admit I get very nervous when I go out past where my feet can touch O_O

I also had chronic ear infections when I was a kid.. I still get them today but not as frequently (once every two months or so) To this day I cant stand under the shower, I have to just tilt my head back so my ears dont get under the water... water in my ears= ear infection
post #42 of 56
Yep, called Togs by me here!

And yes, I am a water baby, I love being in water so much, I prefer baths over showers, I MUST be in water every day in whatever shape or form. I guess I am addicted or was a mermaid in a past life!
post #43 of 56
i looove to swim!! we have a pool and i was so excited when we opened it up and got the new liner in so we could get in finally!! it was only 72 degrees when we got in.. brrrrr hahaha
post #44 of 56
I love to swim!I was in swimming classes back when I was still in diapers. Really, they called it Diaper Dip!I later became lifeguard certified. I haven't been swimming in a while. Sounds like a great idea!
post #45 of 56
I'm sorry that happened.

I can swim great! I was in swim team two years, and won second place once.
post #46 of 56
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Originally Posted by sashacat421
TOGS! TOGS?? Goodness, togs down here means sweatpants and stuff like that.
Oh we call them trackies!
post #47 of 56
I can, and love to... would swim all the time if I could. Now my BF on the other hand can't swim and says he feels like his chest is caving in if he goes under water.... So he doesn't go in the water.... EVER!
post #48 of 56
I'm a good swimmer but even the best of swimmer can drown
post #49 of 56
Meh... im not a good swimmer at all... if im in the water. I just stand there without doing any swimming at all.
post #50 of 56
My whole family can swim (me, husband and son). I put my son in swim lessons when was 2 years old. Living here in Michigan we are surrounded by lakes, we need to know how to swim!
post #51 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Oh and BTW they aren't 'swimming costumes' or 'bathing suits' they are TOGS!

Lol.. still remembers our conversation yesterday wellington
post #52 of 56
i can swim, we had swimming lessons in school right from infants
post #53 of 56
My parents put my sister and I in a swim club when we were just babies - I got my first swim badge when I was 2 for being able to swim 10 metres

We also swam at school once a week - I think that was compulsory for everyone - except when "the painters were in"
post #54 of 56
My mom can't swim at all. She'll get into the water but not if it goes above her neck.

My sisters and I had swimming lesson as children because we had a pool in the backyard. I'm not the best swimmer but I can hold my on.

My son was swimming without floaties by the age of 2. He would jump off the ladder, sink to the bottom and swim back to the ladder. NO FEAR!! He's 5 now and we call him "the fish", I guess he got that from my grandfather. He was a shrimper and used to take dips in the Gulf on hot summer days.
post #55 of 56
I can swim.....I have one question... why would you ever want to swim in Lake Erie!!!!! Eeewww!!!!!
post #56 of 56
I love to swim! My cousin lived near the lake too. She had her girls in swim class when they were in diapers and also taught it. Poor kid.
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