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    I love swimming and sunbathing.

    They go hand in hand with me. I love the beach so much for recreational activities there. I am spending my summer vacation in Florida with family and friends. I have children studying at the University of Florida. I will meet them next week and then go various beaches...
    mombacktothebeach mombacktothebeach 41-45, F 1 Response May 13

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    My Heaven

    I've been swimming competitively for the past 12 years. i love doing it but i mostly swim every day 7 days a week for 3 hours so its hard to find time to do basically anything. but when i am alone i take a deep breath and stay underwater for a good 30-40 secs. and just let my...
    WinterWolf16 WinterWolf16 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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    I want to swim 12 miles in open water.

    Can it be done??? Any suggestions? Words of advice on training?
    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    So Glad I Learned.

    I never caught on at primary school. The other children would kick off into the water and I would still be by the side of the pool unable to comprehend it and crying. It wasn't until one of my friends invited me to some swimming classes outside of school that I finally learned...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    Today I mainly focused on breathing.

    Trying to catch that elisive pocket of air..which seems can only be done if I keep my timing very even. Gettting stronger too.. Enough confidence in my body to begin to isolate different muscle groups. Practiced not keeping my head up during breast stroke. Taking deeper, less...
    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    allhail allhail 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 9

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    Today I swam for about 1.

    5 hours in open water. Learning to breathe every 9 strokes without strain or stress ... Omg .. But biceps and triceps are burnin now lol XD
    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 16

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    I love to go swimming all the time.

    We have two pools; one outdoor and one indoor. I find swimming a great way to relax, exercise, and just enjoy myself. My kids love the pools as well with their friends. I often have swim parties with family, relatives, and with friends. We all enjoy swimming and playing...
    olderblondemom olderblondemom 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    Swimming Is Like Floating In The Air

    Swimming is like floating in the air, I can not ever remember not swimming. when I was a child I learned to swim in our creek on our property. My dad would work with me. till the next thing I new it was second nature to me. Grew up swimming in creeks and rivers dont know of a...
    Kountrymist Kountrymist 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2011

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    I Swim Whenever I Can

    I love to go swimming. And, yes, I pee in the pool every time.
    briandiaperlover briandiaperlover 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 13, 2012

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    It took me 20 years to realize what I have

    known all along - swimming is my true passion. I have now fallen in love with the pool... Every day I am there, working on my strokes and turns... Why did i quit swimming all those years ago???!!! I feel free in the water... Powerful... Graceful... Fast.... Alive!
    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    I used to love snorkeling

    and diving. Still do, just don't have much desire in the New England coastal waters. I guess I got spoiled in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. So, I've taken to the pool at the nearby YMCA to swim laps. It's dead boring compared to swimming in an ocean. I remember days...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M Jul 18

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    I love swimming at the beach

    or in my own pool. It brings relaxation and enjoyment to me.
    momanddaughteratbeach momanddaughteratbeach 36-40, F May 5

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    Swimming is a great way to spend time

    and to relax in the water. I love going to the beach to swim. I also have a Y membership for swimming too.
    momworkingout momworkingout 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    I love swimming because it is like what I

    imagine space or anti-gravity to be like.
    stewas09 stewas09 22-25, F Jan 14

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    Today i swam in the lake

    for about 90 mins ... Glassy water...Stopped 4 times to rest for a min tops but the rest I front crawled at a relaxed pace with intervals of sprinting... No clue what i did in terms of yardage lol... Need a gadgetttt watch lol!
    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I miss go and swing like 800 meters

    and fell like a champion, I will back soon I promise :)) Anyone else love swim ??
    jomarinb jomarinb 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I love to go swimming several days a week.

    I enjoy doing laps in my pool. This is relaxing to me and am in the pool as much as I can be.
    threegirlfriends threegirlfriends 31-35, F 1 Response May 20

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    I was in my high school swim team I still love

    to swim but I don't have the time these days with work and my studies
    leostrong leostrong 22-25, F Aug 29

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    Went into the lake today.

    .. Omg i am in love with it.. It was overcast but the water was glassy and as I glided through it it felt almost dream-like... I once again spotted my buddy trout who has been following me nearly every day - I like to think he or she is the same fish, lol, who knows. I...
    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    Intense Release

    I love the sensation of gliding through the water... this is one of the few things that truly turns my mind off.
    NoBullshit NoBullshit 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 25, 2008

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    StdntNurseJay StdntNurseJay 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Just swam 1800 yards ,

    in 42 minutes, still a little slow but felt great!!
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 1 Response Aug 14

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    I Could Swim Forever...

    Every morning for the last week or so I have swum about 1,3km each morning and when I reach my goal I feel like I could just go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on...FOREVER...I love to swim.
    djenne djenne 46-50, F 1 Response May 30, 2012

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    My mother swears that I'm part otter.

    It would be nice to be that cute, but I'm not, lol! She enrolled me in our local YMCA and I raced through the levels. (Or did they call them "badges" like the Scouts? I can't remember...) But from "minnow" to "flying fish" to "shark" I mastered whatever was required...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 41-45, M Jul 15

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    No better way to stay fit

    and chilled, As much as i like to stay fit swimming is one of my favorite especially during near humid weather. Doing laps and working on speed and holding breathe is a good way to improve my body stamina. I was in a girl varsity swim team but only for a semester, there is a...
    NymNin NymNin 18-21, F 1 Response May 29

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    I love to go swimming in our pool,

    at the beach, and when we are boating with others. We all go skinny dipping.
    momathercomputer momathercomputer 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 27

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    I Love Diving In Fully Clothed.

    i love water, and if i see water i want to swim. on more than a few occations i have run into lakes rivers streams or resivors fully clothed. one i did it middle of winter up at crowdie reservor on bodmin moor, cornwall uk. it was dusk so just starting to get out and i was...
    jossiemarie jossiemarie 22-25, F 11 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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    I love swimming, it's exciting

    and makes me feel free. During competitions your heart is pounding the whole time until it's your turn. Your step onto the block and you here," take your mark" you bend down. You here the beep signaling you to jump. It's a reflex to dive in. You the the cold waster engulf you...
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    whoosah whoosah 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    The water is just comfortable to me.

    I'm no competitive swimmer, but when I'm in the water everything is just right. Putting on my black Speedo and doing a few laps is the best stress killer ever. The Speedo makes the experience even better!! Say no to board shorts!
    MasterTran MasterTran 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I just started to be interested on being on a

    swimming team . Ive always loved to swim but i never swam for an actual team .
    savannah0115 savannah0115 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Use To...

      ~ I was a fish when I was younger. Unfortunately once I started realizing that the snickers & laughing wasn't with me but at me.... Well swimming kinda lost it's appeal. There's something really nasty about being laughed at in a bathing suit. I don't know if it's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 27, 2009

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    Point 3 milliseconds from making Nationals in

    the 50 metre butterfly.. Time - 29.6 seconds... Years ago now, but something I will always cherish. Swimming frees me.
    EstherKay EstherKay 22-25 1 Response Jul 10

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    Going back to the lake today.

    Going to try crossing it tomorrow when i can get someone to follow me in a kayak. Its only about .8 miles wide. Excited!
    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    MadamCascade MadamCascade 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 9

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    I Cant!

    I cant actually swim but i absolutely love it! iv never been able to swim ever and my life at all parents reckon its sum in to do with sum in i happened when i was 5 because we have a swimming pool were i lived where they have waves and we went there well... they had a...
    Mybrokenheart2011 Mybrokenheart2011 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 20, 2011

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    My sport is swimming

    and i love to work out so i have a lean strong body, i also love to eat healthy
    keeponswimming4 keeponswimming4 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    Nothing Like It In the World!

    ever since i was a child there's never been anything more freeing in the world.  it makes no difference how deep the water is, if it's surrounded by nature and filled with nature, or if it's held in cement or rubber ... there is NOTHING more relaxing! my first experience...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2007

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    I went swimming at the community college pool

    this afternoon. It's open to the public and I need to get in cardio shape for softball it was fun but nobody was there...
    serenagirl87 serenagirl87 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    It's great to just get in the water

    and let all your feelings out while your doing laps... My mind wonders but it's ok because I "just keep swimming"(as Dory would say). The only let down is finding a peaceful time to go swimming because I don't like going when it's crowded with classes etc. but when I do go I...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 20

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    I love swimming a lot

    and have been swimming for 39 years. I love to do laps and free style diving. Nothing better than a good swim.
    mombacktothebeach mombacktothebeach 41-45, F 3 Responses May 14

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    Hi everyone. I love swimming

    but I don't swim well. I notice how some people can have a conversation while treading water and yet I can barely keep my head above water. What's with the floating trick?
    lwoetin lwoetin 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 10

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    I really want to love swim

    but im afraid of swim and i dont know why but nobody cant understand my feelings about seas or pools:) godddd help me!
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Swimming to me is in a sense natural,

    even more than walking or talking. The fluid movements made in maneuvering through or under the water are beautiful. When I swim I feel free and apart from trivial worries. I wish I were a mermaid who lives swimming forever free in the wonder of the ocean. (〜^∇^)〜
    Steffi627 Steffi627 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Swam in open water for one hour today !

    Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee glassy lake waterrrrr
    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I swim locally in tournaments

    for a small team. I have been swimming science I was 6 years old. I love it because you can swim peacefully and you can have the thrill of diving in, and competing in the awesome race to get to the other side.
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Watched the documentary about Diana Nyad - "The

    Other Shore". She attempted a 103 mile openwater swim (non-stop with the exception of peanut butter sandwiches fed to her by helpers in kayaks) from Cuba to Florida twice. At 30 and at 61. One hundred and three miles. What a badass dream.
    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Swimming is the main reason why I still go on vacation with my parents instead than with friends (well, if you don't count the fact that I'm not allowed to go on vacation alone...
    thoughtworn thoughtworn 16-17, F Sep 1

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    I am really blessed because I love swimming so much, & 2 years ago I applied for a summer job in Parks & Recreation and I got placed at a park with a pool where I swim every day...
    Jo8691 Jo8691 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    Great stress reliever! I'm not the type of guy to do billions and billions of laps, nor am I the fastest guy in the water, but i just love swimming! Great cardio workout and takes...
    MasterTran MasterTran 18-21, M Sep 5

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    Well this even Adam call me, he asked me if I took the girls shopping for clothes yet, I told him we did this morning, he asked me if Mo was not giving me to much trouble, and I...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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