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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. 04LTtacoma

    04LTtacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Haha for me it was the other way around.
     
  2. THXEY

    THXEY Panda Jerk

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    ive probably spent more of my life in water than i have on land lol
     
  3. malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    no way what event?
     
  4. MTgirl

    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes...

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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.
     
  5. Colton

    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

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    I was a fish for most of my childhood, I spent days and days at the pool or lake swimming. :D
     
  6. johnw

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    come to fl i will teach yah
     
  7. whippersnapper02

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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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    borderbrat Watching Chris4x4 o.O

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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.
     
  9. MTgirl

    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes...

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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 :).
     
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    correction body armor is already built into me. and i think i can teach anybody
     
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    hahahaha.
     
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    im big enough i can say it
     
  13. MTgirl

    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes...

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    ...you've been warned...
     
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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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    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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    ... 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. ... :D

    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.
    .
     
  17. Timicha

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    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.
     
  18. joes06tacoma

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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! :D 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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    WhatThePho? Greg Graffin 2016

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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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