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Who Here Knows How To Swim?  
User currently offlineDahawaiian From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 229 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

Having been raised on a small island, learning how to swim went hand-in-hand with learning how to walk, so it was never a big deal for me. Personally, I think swimming is much better on the body than running if you excercise with regularity. I don't claim to be Ian Thorpe the Thorpedo or anything, but how many of you on this board actually know how to swim?

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User currently offlineGRZ-AIR From Austria, joined Apr 2001, 574 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

I have known how to swim since...uhm...I was 3years old...
I like swimming. Its the closest you can get to space...

When I joined A.net it was still free, haha ;).
User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1390 times:

As far back as I can remember I've known how to swim.

What's another word for thesaurus?
User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

Im a keen swimmer, used to do it every weekend when i was abit younger

All together or not at all
User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5493 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

I can swim. I used to play water polo, but I don't now.


Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4888 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

I've been swimming since before kindergarten - since we first had a backyard pool and later moved to NZ it was rather essential being near the water all the time. I used to swim regularly for exercise but since I've started working full time I've given up on that unfortunatley.

I don't understand why some parents don't have their children taught how to swim properly, not only is it a good exercise there are always so many needless deaths each year due to drownings and lessons are very cheap.

User currently offlineSIA_B777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1379 times:


i live in arizona, where everybody has a pool in their backyard, and where everybody knows how to swim

i agree, swimming is a low impact exercise, while running is hard on the knees (i can vouch for that)

User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

I can swim really good. If I take a life saveing class I couldb e a life guard.

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User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

I know how to swim. I do it just about every day.

User currently offlineB747forlife From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 392 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

I know how to swim, I'm a lifeguard and I'm on the swim team at my school and pool.


I love swimming.

User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1353 times:

i do. I go training two hours every weekdays.

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6416 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1348 times:

I never really considered the possibility that someone would not know how to swim. That's about the same as a person not being able to read. If one can't do either before the age of 5, something is very wrong.

I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30101 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

It was a required class when I went to high school.

I grew up in a fishing town and every year a couple of kids wouldn't be in school that fall because they where on their dad's or uncles boat when it went down  Crying

User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

Gosh. I guess I'm the only one here who can't swim!

User currently offlineBeefmoney From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1124 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

I never thought of the possibility of people not knowing how to swim at all either. I also live in Arizona, and I was actually pretty late in learning to swim, I learned when I was around 7, and I was ALWAYS the only kid in the neighborhood who didnt know how to swim before that. I think everyone should learn to swim, for excercise and for safety (If you live near the ocean or here in Phoenix) Smile

User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1321 times:

Having grown up in the Middle East swimming has been a big part of my life. I live two minutes away from the beach, the Persian Gulf to be specific, which has crystal clear waters. Also, I'm a member at the Dubai Marine Beach Club (been a member for nine years now Smile). I'm pretty good at it, so yes I can swim!

Proud to be an Assyrian!
User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

My father was a lifeguard and he taught me early and the hard way. At age 4, he rowed me out to the middle of the lake, dropped me in and rowed home. That sure made learning real easy. The only real difficult part was getting out of the bag and untying the bricks.

"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineHeavymetal From Ireland, joined May 2015, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

THAT...........................................was funny.

User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1311 times:

I know how to swim, although very very poorly. I'm 16 though, and I slowly taught myself over the past 2 years. I would really like to learn how to swim well, although its a bit odd for someone of my age to be taking swimming lessons....

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 33
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

Why do you all take swimming so goddamn seriously? Here, most people don't know how to swim until they go to primary school (7 years old), I could swim a bit before that, after my parents taught me when I was 6. Nearly everyone can swim at the age of 8.

User currently offlineAeroGlobeAir7 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

I'm going to be a sophomore in high school next year, I made Junior Varsity swimteam this year...narrowly missed lettering. Was going to be a lifeguard this summer, but I'm gonna wait till next year. So ya, I know how.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineZeus01 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

I do. Learned when I was really little, like 3 or 4 and took lessons all the way up till I was about 9. Now I try and swim a few times a week. Its hard work and I also run. It isn't as hard on the body as running, but running IMO builds greater endurence through exhaustion.

User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (13 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

I know how to swim, ever since my dad took me to the 'Y' and got me lessons... I only needed a couple lessons...does anyone really need to know how to swim the butterfly?

Swimming's the best...especially when you've just arrived at your destination, and it's a warm day...there's nothing better than throwing yourself into the ocean and crashing with the waves. Very relaxing and calming, IMHO.


Create your own luck.
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 23, posted (13 years 3 days ago) and read 1264 times:

I've never understood how some people (those living in deserts excepted of course  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ) DO NOT know how to swim.
When I was in school, swimming lessons were mandatory for all pupils.

Now, I hardly do it anymore. I seriously damaged my right knee several years ago, and swimming hurts like hell.
Too bad, because I liked swimming and tried to do it for several hours each week  Crying

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineMetwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (13 years 3 days ago) and read 1262 times:

Okay, let's have a race!

I've got the leanest stroke and the fastest turn and have posted 20 minute miles!

25 Trvlr : I know how to swim. I grew up near an ocean, after all! (San Diego, California) I am also on my school's swim team. I'm a fairly good swimmer. I was p
26 EIPremier : My first home had a backyard pool, and my parents got me started with swimming lessons before I could even walk. I recall being able to swim reasonabl
27 Mls515 : I can swim. I don't swim very often, only when required since I burn like a sonofabitch out in the sun. I think the last time I swam was in April 2001
28 Saintsman : I swim and so do my kids. They had lessons from an early age. A little story I heard made the costs all worth while. A young child on holiday in the M
29 Fritzi : Depends if I'm sober or not.
30 BR715-A1-30 : I can swim... I love swimming... It's just that it wears me out alot. After I get out of the pool. I am tired
31 Wolfpacker : I taught myself to swim after my brother pushed me into the deep end of a pool. I'm glad they had a lifeguard. don't you love your siblings!
32 Continental : I knew how to swim for years, before I could walk/talk. I scuba dive now, and whenever I'm in Croatia, I like to free dive. I can free dive from 75 to
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