dahawaiian
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Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 7:10 am

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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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 7:12 am


I have known how to swim since...uhm...I was 3years old...
I like swimming. Its the closest you can get to space...
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dripstick
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:24 am

As far back as I can remember I've known how to swim.
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:27 am

Im a keen swimmer, used to do it every weekend when i was abit younger
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blink182
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:28 am

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

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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 9:37 am

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.
 
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 10:02 am

hi,

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)
 
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 10:45 am

I can swim really good. If I take a life saveing class I couldb e a life guard.
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America West
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 11:11 am

I know how to swim. I do it just about every day.
 
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 11:17 am

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

-Nick

I love swimming.
 
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 11:19 am

i do. I go training two hours every weekdays.
 
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 11:29 am

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.
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 11:39 am

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
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Rai
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Tue Jul 02, 2002 11:44 am

Gosh. I guess I'm the only one here who can't swim!
 
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Wed Jul 03, 2002 3:35 am

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
 
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Wed Jul 03, 2002 3:44 am

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!
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Wed Jul 03, 2002 4:02 am

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.
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Wed Jul 03, 2002 4:05 am

THAT...........................................was funny.
 
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Wed Jul 03, 2002 4:16 am

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....
 
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Wed Jul 03, 2002 4:42 am

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.
 
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Wed Jul 03, 2002 6:26 am

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
 
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Wed Jul 03, 2002 12:02 pm

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.
 
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Wed Jul 03, 2002 2:03 pm

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.


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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Wed Jul 03, 2002 4:09 pm

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
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Wed Jul 03, 2002 4:11 pm

Okay, let's have a race!

I've got the leanest stroke and the fastest turn and have posted 20 minute miles!
 
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Wed Jul 03, 2002 4:15 pm

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 planning to use this summer to get really good, but unfortunately a shoulder problem has all but stopped my efforts. By next fall, however, I should be healed and ready to start practicing and competing again. My wish is to go <23 seconds in the 50 free event and <1 minute in the 100 Back!

Aaron G.
 
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Wed Jul 03, 2002 5:23 pm

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 reasonably well by the time I was four. I did belong to a swim club for a while, but I became disinterested as the years went on. At high school, I had to choose between the golf team and the swim team, and I chose golf.

Frankly, I'm not sure if I was ever cut-out to be a competitive swimmer. I've always been good at breast stroke and backstroke, but my freestyle and butterfly have never been particularly good. Currently, my times fall well short of the competition level, although I don't really have any reason to push myself.

I agree that swimming is a great form of exercise. Unlike running, it really works the whole body, and it doesn't place so much stress on the knees, feet and ankles.
 
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Wed Jul 03, 2002 6:15 pm

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 when I was parasailing in Greece. I got dropped into the freezing sea water and I swam as fast as I could to the boat. You know that video of the guy swimming in the frozen Potomac after the Air Florida crash? I'll bet I looked like that guy.

EGGD- I understand why swimming isn't such a big deal where you are, because your weather sucks. Who'd want to swim in the muthafuck cold Bristol Channel?
 
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Wed Jul 03, 2002 9:49 pm

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 Med was playing in a hotel swimming pool. He was wearing arm bands because he couldn't swim, but because he was covered in sun tan lotion his arms slipped out of them. With all that was going on nobody saw him and he drowned.

I would hate that to happen to one of my children because they couldn't swim. If you can't swim - LEARN. It's not that hard really and although it's an old cliche, if may save your life.
 
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Thu Jul 04, 2002 12:04 am

Depends if I'm sober or not.
 
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Thu Jul 04, 2002 12:37 am

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
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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Thu Jul 04, 2002 1:57 am

I taught myself to swim after my brother pushed me into the deep end of a pool. I'm glad they had a lifeguard.

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RE: Who Here Knows How To Swim?

Thu Jul 04, 2002 2:03 am

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 100 feet down.

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