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I Am A Competitive Swimmer

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    Swimming Saved Me

    I joined my high school's swimming team this year, my second year there. My teammates, when I first met them at the informational meeting, were kind of intimidating. I only knew one of them, and we weren't even that close. But I started getting to know them and while we still...
    LoreilDarksky00 LoreilDarksky00 16-17, F Nov 27, 2010

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    Swimming Built Courage

    When I joined my high school swim team, I was a real no-body. Coming into high school, I knew absolutely no one, and I was never a social type of person. After about a week, an announcement was made that said the Swim team was needing people. My teacher called me in and told...
    Nalnos Nalnos 16-17, M May 6, 2012

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    6h30 am train today! Im

    so tiredddd 😱πŸ˜₯πŸ˜ͺ😩😫😫😫
    menamia menamia 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 4

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    Swimming Keeps Me Alive

    I've been having trouble lately, not gonna lie.Β  This guy (the one mentioned in my username) was on track with me and I had to see him every single day of the week after school, and that broke my heart every day because I'll never have him. ANYWAYS, now that track season is over...
    ihatechaseoliver ihatechaseoliver 13-15 2 Responses May 4, 2011

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    Once a competitor....

    always a competitor. I started in grade 6 in Portage-la-Prairie. I've competed in AFCent (Allied Forces Central Europe). Once my times were good and in one if the middle three lanes I had a bad habit of being the last on the blocks and looking left and right, putting a small...
    nomad1966 nomad1966 46-50, M Dec 1, 2013

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    Well I Used To Be..

    For about 10 years I attended a swimming club almost every night and loved it. I had good friendships with the rest of the team and have lots of good memories. I used to go to galas, my favourite were those when we would travel on the bus without our parents to faraway swimming...
    LittleMissLucky LittleMissLucky 18-21, F Nov 26, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Well I'm no longer a swimmer but I used to be a competitive swimmer. Butterfly and Freestyler over here! I really miss it and I regret quitting. Swimming helped me with a lot...
    surroundedbutalone22 surroundedbutalone22 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    From a very early age my Dad always took me swimming. He told me it is important to be a proficient swimmer. In school, I was on the girls swim team. We also played water polo...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F Jul 12

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    Think Weak Swimmers Need Life Jackets
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Usually my competitive ways are limited to pub quizzes though, even though they're a bit of fun, I hate not doing well in them. Mind you, I'm usually part of the winning team. :)
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 15 hrs ago

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    I have been swimming for 39 years. I started at age 6 with swimming lessons from the local YMCA. I have an Olympic size and style home pool to swim in when I go skinny dipping...
    nudistfamilyonbeach nudistfamilyonbeach 41-45, F Jul 14

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    Two miles breast stroke was always my ambition, and I achieved that distance while I was still at school. I swim almost every day. It is an essential fitness regime for me, added...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Swimming defiantly takes my mind off of everything . And plus it keeps me in great shape . I just love to do it .
    emoniemm emoniemm 13-15, F Jul 16

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    swimming is something very important to me. when your underwater the chaos is gone. you are hearing a symphony of silence under the water. your mind is cleared of worries, problems...
    oreocooky oreocooky 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm a mom and the thing that annoys me most are the other moms who just wanna compete with you. They may not overtly say it, but they will express it through their kids -- who will...
    silkspectre2 silkspectre2 31-35, F Jul 9

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    Y it's so hard being a GIRL in Muslim family(community)..?! -.- All bloody laws are submitted in women and not men.. Its jus So unfair.. Girsl cant do that, girls cant do this bcoz...
    Nia19 Nia19 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Financial Crisis And Government Debt Level Debate- Addendum 2 Again I was a bond and share analyst for over 20 years so perhaps I see this matter from many angles. 1) There are...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    BCA, Productivity Commission and McKinesey Reports on COMPETITIVENESS and Business friendly policies for Australia...... BCA (Business Council of Australia) along with the...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I am in my early 40s and my sister is in her 50s. My sister and I had always been close, even though were do not have the same mother. I was raised in a home that "step" or "half...
    sunshinesammie sunshinesammie 41-45 1 Response Jul 9

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    I'm the oldest of 3 children. All boys. There's 1 year and 9 months between me and my younger brother and a year's difference between them. My younger brother is so competitive...
    mymartind35 mymartind35 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    So, since my engagement, my fiance and I have talked a lot about how soon we should start our life together. Meaning: moving in with each other, living alone, opening a joint...
    BrittannyLynn BrittannyLynn 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I can't swim :( :'( i mean i can a little but im not a strong swimmer
    targetgurl targetgurl 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    this is another spammer, the sea serpent/human self combustion jerk: "Is it true that a dragon lives in Lake Chelan? Travellers return with extraordinary tale Search ''the dragon...
    Trengo Trengo 46-50, M Jul 6

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    Hi! Want to share my dream last night.. I've been dreaming about mostly of water. but this particular dream bothers me most. So here it goes In this dream there is a swimming pool...
    gelaibeam gelaibeam 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    PLEASE READ THIS ON YOUR SPARE TIME IT IS A KINDA LONG LOVE STORY I THINK I BROKE A RECORD... AND IF YOU START PLEASE MAKE IT TO THE END THANKS ;) It was a hot day... The last day...
    Stunallypp Stunallypp 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I'm not into the bulky, bodybuilding types. But the swimmer body, soccer body or just a good sized /developed pectorals & abs drives me crazy (lol )
    thesilentchef thesilentchef 26-30, F Jul 11

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    When I was eleven I went to boarding school, leaving my three year old stepsister, Molly, at home. I had always been short for my age, and she had been rather tall but she was 3 so...
    betsy92 betsy92 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    These are just my thoughts on this video of Rebecca Romijn commenting on her husband, Jerry O'Connall wearing a speedo. She's pretty brave for defending her man's choice in swim...
    jackkodiak jackkodiak 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I confess i'm not a good swimmer v.v i actually don't really know how to swim. And my dad hired this super hawwt cutie to teach me to swimπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜πŸ˜ Hubba hubba😘☺️
    LaPrincesaCx LaPrincesaCx 16-17, F Jul 17

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    Went down to the lake at the crack of dawn the a week ago correctly figuring no swimmers or boaters would be out on the lake an ideal condition to try out my air rifle, 22 calibre...
    Canuck05 Canuck05 41-45, M Jul 17

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    50 Things About Me 1. I am Caucasian 2. I am 5ft 2 3. I have blonde/brown hair 4. I am a mum 5. I am a stay at home mum/wife 6. I am self conscious sometimes 7...
    PixieeDustt PixieeDustt 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    HELP I am DEATHLY terrified of pool drains pool filters and pool lights. It's weird because I'm a swimmer and lifeguard.
    Spcowgirl Spcowgirl 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    The Dolphin Spirit Animal The dolphin spirit animal represents harmony and balance. Dolphins are both highly intelligent and closely in tune with their instincts, striking a...
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Think Kids and weak swimmers Should Wear Life Jackets When Swimming if needed
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i like boating and swimming but i cant swim i still use a life jacket does anyone still need a life jacket in deep water also is it ok too wear a life jacket i don't use one in...
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am 14, but I can't swim... I rarely go out and a bit hydrophobic so I never learned. I have social anxiety too so I felt afraid learning. Tomorrow I'm going to a water park and...
    blairebear blairebear 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    1. I'm 16 2. I broke up with my ex boyfriend cause he was unhappy with me ( I still love him ) 3. My family is messed up and everyone fights with each other :( 4. I love my...
    heyapple69 heyapple69 66-70, F 1 day ago

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    1 - I love, love, love music. Alternative rock and classic rock mostly, but really a wide variety of music. 2 - Despite loving music, I've never learned how to play an instrument...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Supernatural BeingsWhenever camping, no matter where, we are always respectful to all natural life as well as any local spirits and supernatural beings whether while visiting an...
    Atehequa Atehequa 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    My little sister is one year younger than me and is very independent. She's also very competitive and she usually wants to better than me and if she succeeds she rubs it in my face...
    ScarlettVictoria ScarlettVictoria 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    People are selfish as ****. They are not willing to share for they are fearful for your improvement. Reminds me of how this competitive society can be mean & cruel to you. If I...
    JonDanny JonDanny 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    We all have personal demons & insecurities prisoner's of our thoughts & mine's is never feeling good enough. I suppose it started from childhood I've come to realize my father to...
    livelymind livelymind 18-21, F Jun 29

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    I do like to win, I mean I guess I'm a little competitive. I just don't like the name calling after I lose. It ****** me off when they just keeping rubbing it in the wound. I'm...
    CloakedStranger CloakedStranger 22-25, M Jul 1

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    I used to dance 17 hours a week, but over time I gained a ton of weight when I stopped. It was way too competitive and it made me miserable but now I'm miserable with my body and...
    luckey872 luckey872 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I remember when I chipped my tooth perfectly. It was eight grade during P.E., and back them I had to be "that guy" who treated P.E. Class like the damn Olympics. It was the...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M Jul 2

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    I'm in the third year of this life consuming pursuit. I enjoy the study but wish it was a little less intense and competitive! It's certainly taking its toll on my confidence...
    aroundwonderland aroundwonderland 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    As of now I'm a noob, but I don't have much time so I decided on ONE modern game for PC that was so competitive I could actually go pro and this is it. And trust, when It comes to...
    MrLaughingMan MrLaughingMan 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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