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View Poll Results: How many of you know how to swim?
Know how to swim 135 95.74%
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:08 PM   #21
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Take the lessons and enjoy

Around these parts you are surrounded by water and all us kids learned to swim before learning to ride a bike


Haha for me it was the other way around.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:41 PM   #22
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ive probably spent more of my life in water than i have on land lol
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:25 PM   #23
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i was a state champion swimmer in high school and had a state record for a couple years
no way what event?
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:48 PM   #24
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don't know how...never had the opportunity as a kid and now I'm terrified of the water. I've wanted to take lessons for awhile now but just can't seem to bring myself to do it.
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don't know how...never had the opportunity as a kid and now I'm terrified of the water. I've wanted to take lessons for awhile now but just can't seem to bring myself to do it.
come to fl i will teach yah
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I didn't know how to swim until I was about 5 or 6 when my mom had me take lessons because I almost drowned once thanks to this bitch that pushed me in.
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:58 PM   #28
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always keeping air in your lungs helps. Don't hold your breath just don't let all the air out each time you breath. If your treading water in place do circles with your feet and hands. Angle your hand to give you lift kinda like a helicopter blade. When swimming forward the idea is to push down and back. The faster you go the less you have to push down.
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:01 PM   #29
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come to fl i will teach yah
Last guy who tried to teach me nearly got KO'd when I freaked out in the shallow end of a pool. I recommend investing in full body armor before making that offer .
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Last guy who tried to teach me nearly got KO'd when I freaked out in the shallow end of a pool. I recommend investing in full body armor before making that offer .
correction body armor is already built into me. and i think i can teach anybody
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:05 PM   #31
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correction body armor is already built into me. and i think i can teach anybody

hahahaha.
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:12 PM   #33
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correction body armor is already built into me. and i think i can teach anybody
...you've been warned...
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:03 PM   #34
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used to be on two swim teams, i love the water. I've been told i could swim before i could walk! hahahaha
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:07 PM   #35
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My mom enrolled me in swimming lessons when I was really young so I actually have no recollection of NOT knowing how to swim. I was amazed to start meeting people who don't know. It has always been second nature to me. Just try and have fun with it and you will love being in the water as much as many of us do! I am actually going to be getting certified as a scuba instructor here in about 6 months which I am super excited for!
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I was a beach/lake/pool lifeguard and swimming instructor all thru high school and college...I was a varsity swimmer...I LOVE being in the water...and that is the best tip I can give you.

Taking lessons you are in a controlled, observed environment-RELAX and pay attention to what they are teaching you. NOT knowing how to swim is the dangerous part....Spending the time to learn and practice can and will save your life some day.

GOOD LUCK!!
... DITTO ... my life was pretty much the same, except no varsity swimming here. Learned to swim at the YMCA at 4 y/o and became a minnow, then fish, then flying fish, then shark, then jr. life saving, then senior life saving, then water safety instructor ... lol

Having a WSI was a big plus in the military, did some of my duty as a lifeguard. ...

If you are around water ...it could very easily save your life in the future.

As you learn to swim, (relax it's easy) you might want to get a senior life saving certificate and learn how to swim/pull people out of the water. That will come in handy to learn how to pull a big & fighting person to safety.

Again, relax and you will do just fine and listen and practice.
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no way what event?
i swam 50 free, 100 free, and then the 200 and 400 free relay's. also did the medley relay and a lot of back stroke to improve my free style strength.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:13 PM   #38
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I was maybe 7 or 8 years old before I learned to swim. I walked off a boat dock thinking that the water didn't look that deep. The only reason I am still here is my dad saw me go in, never took his eyes off me, and got me out. (thanks Dad!)

I highly recommend you learn to swim. Tomorrow would be best! I don't swim recreationally, but I can get my ass out of the pool when I fall in there!

Anybody reading this that has kids, I don't think it's ever too early to start thinking about swimming lessons.
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Learned to swim when I was really young. Been in the water ever since. Its great exercise as well. I swim in the ocean at least 3 times a week. Helps me relax.
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I kinda know how to swim not good at it, But most importantly I can float. That's all that matters to me.
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