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I Can't Swim

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    I Can't Swim At All Pretty Much! :( - I'm 17 almost 18 in march and i can walk and run in it fine but if i try to float or lay on stomach and paddle and stuff i like freak out,i...
    lukebryanfan94 lukebryanfan94 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2012

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    *splashing*...*bubbles*...*silence* - at best, i can trash along for about five metres, and then i have to stop for a breath and support from a rail. i can't seem to get the hang...
    BowsAndBones BowsAndBones 16-18, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2007

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    Can't Freestyle - I can swim. Well, I can float. I just can't freestyle. Which is basically the only style that would keep me alive and get me to safety in a life threatening...
    Deir Deir 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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    Not For My Life - I went to the water park 2 weeks ago,with a friend,and well,me and her got into the wave pool,right...And we went all the way to the end of it,to the 6feet,I...
    NovemberHasCome NovemberHasCome 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 8, 2012

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    Sinking Fast! - Im 27 and still cant swim! Actually the very thought of jumping in the water in horrifying. Let me walk you through my last lesson. Not sure if its the thought...
    alalaheyoo alalaheyoo 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 6, 2011

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    Despite Lots Of Trying, I Can't Really Swim - I was always afraid of the water, though my two younger siblings could swim perfectly well.I avoided swimming lessons as a child.  At...
    olderbeginner olderbeginner 61-65 8 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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    My Ear Drum Is Damaged I Cant Swim Now - my ear drum will not allow me to swim...I truly miss going for swims ....I used to love it.I hate a phobia for water for a long time after...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Feb 28, 2012

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    Many People - Some time ago I heard that many people can't swim today. And the numbers are increasing. Mostly because kids don't grow up in natural environments anymore and parents...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2007

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    I Can'T Swim - I have cerebral palsy.Its really hard to swim.I always wanted to swim but my ams and legs are just too weak.It's hard to doing anything athletic like running...
    Oscarrios570 Oscarrios570 13-15, M Jan 28, 2013

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    Still Can't - It's kind of pathetic that I still can't, especially because I took swimming lessons when I was younger for about 3 years...I can't even float. XD
    TheSkunkLady TheSkunkLady 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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    Yes...i Really Can't Swim - My parents have been so dissappointed that I can't swim that throughout my life, they have brought me to swimming lessons and everything but I just have...
    pinkbutterflyxox pinkbutterflyxox 16-17 2 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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    I Can't Swim - I can't swim and thats why i'm afraid of the ocean. I feel like a wave is going to take me or something. Last time when I went to the beach I had the most horrible...
    Zombie9 Zombie9 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 18, 2011

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    I Love the Water But I Can't Swim - I am NOT afraid of water, in fact I can float, I can snorkel, I dare to dive under water, I am not afraid. I can...
    Zealandia Zealandia 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2009

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    Can't Swim - I am a water sign, my birthday is in the summer time. I love being in the water, I simply can not swim. My aunt used to take me to Rutgers and she tried to teach me...
    ThinkingIsBeautiful ThinkingIsBeautiful 26-30, F Feb 23, 2012

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    I Really Can't - My parents never put me through swimming lessons, and when people like my friends try to teach me i get soo frustrated. I really can't swim even if my life...
    lemonilla lemonilla 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2010

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    Thrown In - I  was  always  told  that  everybody   can   swim.  Well   when  I  was  little  ...
    rockybear397 rockybear397 47, F 2 Responses May 2, 2008

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    I moved to aust from such country where i never tried to swim because of no swimming pool or beaches. I used to enjoy canal water sometime but never swam.. Now I want to swim...
    DecentDeSiAussie DecentDeSiAussie 26-30, M Jan 3

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    That One Time In 8th Grade . - I've always been afraid of deep water. There was never any particular reason I just couldn't stand the feeling of not being able to touch the floor...
    SimplyMisunderstood SimplyMisunderstood 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2012

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    Just Can't Get Over It - When I was around 5 I had a bad experience during swim lessons. My teacher dunked me under water after saying he wouldn't. I told him I was afraid and I...
    SlickFX SlickFX 31-35, M 5 Responses Jan 3, 2013

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    It's My Brothers Fault - As a child my brother got scalded with boiling water when he pulled a kettle ontop of himself, the result of this was that he HATED water, a small amount...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2007

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    Don't Even Get Me Started - I never knew how to swim. I still don't. And I'm pretty terrified of it.The summer I turned 11, my parents sent me to take lessons. It was six weeks...
    whatsername1229 whatsername1229 13-15 May 2, 2012

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    Im Determined To Learn...... - Yes I admit it im a 21 year old adult who cant swim.Im not afraid of the water,ive got no problem with getting into the water and i will happily go...
    XxBlackCat100xX XxBlackCat100xX 22-25, F Sep 19, 2011

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    Practise - when i was younger i couldnt swim then i got swimming lessons then i started to enjoy swimming and now i try and help people learn how to swim.  
    sean4472 sean4472 22-25 2 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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    I'm Going to Learn! - I think I'm going to sign up for adult swim classes in March.  I have been taking my 2 children to swim classes and have watched them learn, step by step...
    monimoni monimoni 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2009

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    I Hate It - I dunno why I just always hated swimming. I had some traumatic experiences in swimming lessons growing up lol. I remeber when I was like 7 or 8 I had been taking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Jan 9, 2008

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    "please Remove Your Child From This Swim Club!" - I am 21 now and I’m still unable to swim, however this is not through lack of trying! My mother took me...
    missahp missahp 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 27, 2010

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    Can't Swim - I can't swim. I never fully finished swimming lessons. It kinda sucks cause when I hang out with my friends at a pool I always have to stay more towards the shallow...
    Josilla94 Josilla94 18-21, M Aug 19, 2013

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    Never Learned- I'm Serious - Omg!! Never learned how to swim... I'm serious. What was I doing throughout my childhood... Maybe playing outside-yes, riding bikes- yes, going on...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 24, 2012

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    Social Pariah - People are incredulous when I tell them I can't swim. One friend said, "that's like saying you can't eat with a fork!" I was raised babysat by my...
    terrys1girl terrys1girl 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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    When It Comes To Swimming... - I'm one of those few who are classified as being unteachable. Even the Red Cross gave up on me. I took swimming lessons as a kid, but after...
    Shuhak Shuhak 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 12, 2011

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    I'm So Happy! - So I'm eighteen years old now, and since I can remember I have not been able to swim. My phobia developed somewhere around six years old. I was just playing on the...
    CandyArsenic CandyArsenic 18-21, F Oct 24, 2011

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    Throw Me A Life Jacket - It is so ******* hot I am almost willing to risk drowning.
    AwesomeAngel AwesomeAngel 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

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    I Couldn't Swim Even If My Life Depended On It...and It Sorta Does =( - So I'm 16 now, and I still haven't learnt how to swim!! I was too afraid to get into the water when I...
    SireSkinnyman SireSkinnyman 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2009

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    I Cant Swim Either - I cant swim either, its annoying because people force you to get to the water and swim with them but you cant i cant even doggie paddle either i need to use...
    HelloKittyFanBoy HelloKittyFanBoy 18-21, T 2 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    I Can't Swim, But I'm Good At Music - I simply do not like swimming, full stop.  I have never learned to swim, mainly because I'm terrified of inhaling water and suffering brain...
    2Scots 2Scots 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    I Still Can't... - We went snorkeling last weekend and while waiting for our expert diving guide to arrive, my ADD kicks in convincing me that I should jump into the 20+ ft deep...
    hopelessaddict hopelessaddict 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2012

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    Not A. Good Swimmer - when i went to the ymca the female lifegurd asked me to do a swim test because im 14 when i went in the water i nearly drowned in the 10 ft area of the pool...
    lapasa321 lapasa321 16-17, M Jul 15, 2013

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    I never learned to swim. Correctly I should say. I can swim somewhat, but overall I'd call myself a weak swimmer. That's okay with me; I don't plan on doing any hardcore swimming...
    Sadie14 Sadie14 18-21, F 20 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    Swimming - When I was younger my sisters and I would go to our grandparents' every summer.  We'd always end up in the pool because we all loved the water.  I remember one time we...
    XxMuffinxX XxMuffinxX 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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    I'm Just Not Built For It - I know how to swim. I took swimming lessons as a kid, but, no matter how well I knew the techniques, I could never float. When the time for graduation...
    siamul siamul 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    Strange For An Island Girl - Most people find it hard to believe that I can't swim.  I live on an island for heaven's sake!  I should be able to swim! Truth is that I am...
    neopet neopet 41-45, F 18 Responses Jul 12, 2007

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    Not Again - when i was younger i had a bad experience, i almost drown and i have been petrified of swimming ever since. if i cant see the bottom im not getting in the water, if its...
    cbeans cbeans 18-21 Sep 5, 2013

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    Just Call Me "the Brick" - I swim like a brick. Honestly, I can't even tread water. As a kid I could make a pretty good attempt with floats and arm bands, but they are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 6, 2011

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    In High School - I was in high school in N.J.R.O.T.C went to ILLS. for a field trip and we all was dong a swimming excersiethe chief asked who could swim and who couldnt he said...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F Nov 25, 2011

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    Maybe A Different Approach To Learn... - As a child I grew up with neither of my parents learning to swim. My mother was terrified of water and she terrified me if went anywhere...
    steamybrian steamybrian 56-60, M Nov 28, 2011

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    I Can Easily Live Without It - People cannot believe that I do not swim and have no desire to learn. I had experienced a traumatic event as a child, and I am fairly certain that...
    lumpyhead lumpyhead 51-55 Jan 12, 2012

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    Cant Swim - I cant swim,,can barely doggie paddle and hate cold water.
    David938 David938 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2012

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    Can't Swim, Don't Even Want To Try - I remember being forced into enrollment in swim lessons at five or six years old. I was a brat. I hated my swimsuit and would "lose" it. Once I...
    VancouverCanucksFan VancouverCanucksFan 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 19, 2012

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    But I Want to Learn Swimming. - I am not getting time for this but i really want to learn swimming. May be I will learn it before my college graduation.
    Somexyz Somexyz 22-25 3 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    My Personel Story Living With Grief..... - Hi, i am 35 years of age, happily married and have 5 children. However all this changed amlost 2 years ago on Australia Day. My beautiul...
    5jackovadia5 5jackovadia5 31-35 1 Response Nov 24, 2011

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