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Swimming lessons

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 04LTtacoma, Oct 4, 2010.

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How many of you know how to swim?

Poll closed Nov 3, 2010.
  1. Know how to swim

    95.7%
  2. Don't know how to swim

    4.3%
  1. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:00 PM
    #1
    04LTtacoma

    04LTtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    How many of you know hot to swim and how many of you don't know how to swim? I am going to be taking swimming lessons here pretty soon. Yes, I don't know how to swim and I need to learn. This is more of a personal goal for myself. I have never had the courage to want to learn how to swim. I have always had a fear of the water. It has come to a time where I need to face my fears and do this hard things. You know if you don't do hard things in life you don't get yourself anywhere in life. Does anyone have technique?
     
  2. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    Brunes

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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!!
     
  3. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    mntbiker2008

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    i love swimming. so much that i Scuba dive with sharks. :D swimming is excellent man.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    i swim 11 practices a week and have been doing so since 8th grade, dont be afraid of it some of it has to come naturally. It feels weird as hell when you first start out but when you get the hang of it youll begin to find yourself more and more comfortable. dont be afraid of other people either its all part of the experience, having swum with olympic athletes I can tell you how nerve racking it can be, you just have to clear your mind get the basics down and go from there. Good luck man :thumbsup:
     
  5. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:09 PM
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    Pugga

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    I love to swim! Best advice I can give you is stay calm and don't panic, we're actually fairly bouyant.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    cmack

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    OP just don't wear woman's bath suits like someone we know.... :rolleyes:


    :D

    jk, best of luck
     
  7. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    mjp2

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    ^ This. Your body will naturally float, so relax when you're in the water and you'll be fine. Listen to the instructor, don't tense up, and let movements be fluid.

    I was a varsity swimmer as well as an ocean lifeguard for 4 years. At the time I was USLA open water class A certified. Paid squat, but it was the best job I've ever had.

    Enjoy your time in the water and the learning process will go MUCH faster. Good luck! :thumbsup:
     
  8. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    tacobo670

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    love to swim. born n raised on an island in the pacific. mom doesnt know how to swim though. ironic. funny. cannot dive though. cannot decompress my ears when going deep. its fun. especially in the surf and u see chicks get their tops blown off when they get hammered by waves lol
     
  9. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:25 PM
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    i was a state champion swimmer in high school and had a state record for a couple years
     
  10. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:26 PM
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    hahaahaa
     
  11. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    swimming is for knuckle children
     
  12. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:28 PM
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    AvsFanTRD

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    I can swim, but my stamina for it is not so good.
     
  13. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    tacobo670

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    "knuckle children" -is that y u dont know how? always trying but u punch urself in the face?:rimshot:
     
  14. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    lol im hoping you know what knuckle children are
     
  15. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    Toyotacrawler

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    I love the water! Just relax and be calm like everybody else has said. You will do just fine! No worries and have fun!
     
  16. Oct 4, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    Swimming is great- I am a Scuba diver. When I was young I was around boats all the time. My parents used to just put a life jacket on us and throw us in the water. Sounds extreme, but the thing about swimming is getting over the fear of sinking. Once you learn that it takes very little effort not to sink the rest is just improving your technique.
     
  17. Oct 4, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

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    I didnt know how to swim til my early teens when we got a pool at the house. I just stayed in it and practiced til I got it right and I love swimming, kayaking, anything on the water. EXCEPT for jumping off falls/cliffs.
     
  18. Oct 4, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    Like others have said be calm when out there training, dont be worried as stated above you are in a safe controlled enviroment, nothing will happen to you and I am sure you will pick up on the techniques quickly cause there isnt really nothing to it. Best of luck to you. ;)
     
  19. Oct 4, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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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
     
  20. Oct 4, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    sink or swim....just jump right in.

    i can swim
     
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