I Love to Swim

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    MississippiGal MississippiGal
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 10, 2015
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta
    18-21, F
    Jan 21, 2015

    Living in a hot Country meant most people spent

    their free time somewhere close to water you could swim in... So I've been swimming since before I can even remember. I don't know why but I find it such a peaceful sport... being about to turn off and just think about my breathing. The way the water feels as you push through...
    jaynielu jaynielu
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2015

    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. (〜^∇^)〜
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 9, 2015
    aqua59 aqua59
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    On a hot summer day when you jump into the

    refressing water to cool down
    menno1998 menno1998
    16-17, M
    Nov 4, 2014

    I am a swimmer! Actually I train four nights a

    week plus weekends. It's my sport.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 8, 2015

    Since I was a child I loved to swim,

    but no one taught me how to swim. My elders stopped me saying I was too young to swim but one day I jumped into pool following my uncle. I was 7 at that time. No one was expecting me to do it, waaoo what a feeling it comes when water pushes u back and u float on it. I had no...
    selina1993 selina1993
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Oct 29, 2014

    About two weeks ago I was at a school swimming

    carnival. I hadn't been swimming in over three years, or swimming competitively in four years. Despite being much more out of shape than I used to be and my swimming abilities have diminished greatly, I still gave it a crack and competed in three races. I struggled with the...
    DJMonstaaMasher DJMonstaaMasher
    18-21
    2 Responses Mar 1

    I feel great swimming,

    I am in the school team and while I am not the best I still love being a part of all that. Open water swimming is totally awesome.
    DanteAsiir DanteAsiir
    13-15, M
    1 Response Jan 10

    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
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2013

    Being in the water is amazing,

    but I'm not really the best swimmer. I'm more of a floater lol 😳
    Kittygirl17 Kittygirl17
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    I got under water headphones

    for Xmas!! Can't wait to use them OMG!!!
    KnaisGuy KnaisGuy
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

    "Oh, this is going to hurt.

    " I approached the pool aching from two days weights. My lats were cramping and I felt like I had been punched repeatedly on my rib cage under my arms. It took 2000m for the rib pain to go away; the cramping in my lats still hasn't. I felt like quitting after 1.4k. But I did...
    Woody6 Woody6
    41-45, M
    1 Response Sep 30, 2015
    puppydoglover puppydoglover
    13-15, M
    4 Responses Sep 22, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 6

    I promised myself more exercise,

    mhowre I'm not getting gym class at school since leaving, and I am going swimming more.. I like to swim, and I have my old school swimsuit and half a dozen bikinis to wear.
    Beannie97 Beannie97
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 10

    I definitely need to get back in the pool

    didn't necessarily lose weight but I did strengthened, toned my body and lifted my spirits.
    rubyjuly rubyjuly
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 6, 2015

    i like to swim in pools cuz i know it is some

    kind of exercise.. Now winter is coming and i cant swim cuz the water ain't warm enough.
    eyeamalive eyeamalive
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 23, 2015

    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
    1 Response Sep 29, 2012

    As I exhale I disappear beneath the surface,

    sinking, floating to the depths of the pool. I gently touch the bottom and lay flat on my back, looking upward light fractures every which way from above. The silence is breath taking... In my ears and soul. I press off the bottom and float mid centre of the pool. The water...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy
    18-21, F
    Oct 11, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 22, 2015

    I am in swimming club.

    I swim most nights after school and one morning before school. It's a lot of lengths!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2015

    It has been 13 days..

    I'm done... not done.. but I have done.. Lol.. almost learnt swimming.... Can easily swim into deep water without embarrassment and anxiety.. :)) just need to extend stamina now.. :_____ yayyayayay I'm so happyyyyy (^=^)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 7, 2015

    I love the water, playing in the waves

    and getting in the pool. I really enjoy swimming in nice clean lakes.
    rubyjuly rubyjuly
    26-30, F
    Aug 22, 2015

    One of the best exercise

    and life saving tool (god forbids) sometimes.
    DrAKhanna DrAKhanna
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2015

    I would so love to be swimming in a lake right

    now, having the gently coolness soothe my hot skin. Swimming under a moonlit sky that is surrounded by a million stars. I would let the waters darkness envelop me as swam within cool grasp
    wonderland63893 wonderland63893
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2015
    junegirl1970 junegirl1970
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    Swimming is my favourite sport.

    I train a lot! I just swam in the national school gala. I came third!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 14

    Swimming is my sport.

    I train most days. Like today. But I just did 625 metres because I had an appointment in the hospital.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 17

    Been getting back into swimming lately

    as a cardio workout. Always putting on my speedos and doing laps! Wonder which one I should wear today?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 26, 2015
    nicoleattack nicoleattack
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 21
    HappyCole HappyCole
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    I can't believe I did swim in

    such a deep water with confidence... I have no words to express my happiness... I'm just..... woooowwwwwwww (^_^) :) ;) :-*
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 4, 2015

    we are young couple 29m,

    21f. any couple or girls,add us on skyp,
    hotcouple1306 hotcouple1306
    26-30, M
    Dec 29, 2015

    I don't necessarily love it

    but today was my first day in training to become a lifeguard and it was hard as ****. we had to swim 300 yards but I only could do 200 and then we had to swim to the middle of the pool and touch the bottom at 12 feet down and come back up. I almost made it too the bottom and...
    SarahsEP SarahsEP
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2015

    I love swimming so much.

    I used to swim competitively but I just didn't have the time anymore eventually and now I only go swimming once a week but I still love it so much!!
    99ciaraa 99ciaraa
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2015

    I belong to a swimming club.

    I swim four nights a week. I also like going to the pool to swim for pleasure.
    Laurenhjones Laurenhjones
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 15, 2015

    I have just given up swimming

    because of bullying.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jan 14

    You gotta know how to swim,

    and it is very very healthy, and rejuvenating!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 16, 2015

    Outside the house I grew up in is an

    above-ground swimming pool. I absolutely loved swimming in that when I was younger. Sadly it was too cold to use the last couple years.
    JackMann JackMann
    22-25, M
    Dec 16, 2015

    I went to a swimming gala this morning,

    it was a sort of taster to get other kids involved in sport of some kind. It is crazy how many young people are too afraid to try something new. I took the line that how worse off re you going to be afterwards, just a bit wet is all. We played games in the sectioned off shallow...
    DanteAsiir DanteAsiir
    13-15, M
    3 Responses Feb 18

    The kept insisting it was regular pool water,

    if a bit colder than normal. It didn't look any different, but as soon as I started slogging through it I knew they had replaced the water with some sort of gelatinous substance that clung to me and resisted my every move. Why would they do something so cruel? I did 1500m...
    Woody6 Woody6
    41-45, M
    Oct 16, 2015

    I have been swimming

    since I was 4 years old and I love swimming as much as possible. For me it's the best workout I can have. I like taking my little brother with me sometimes and I'm teaching him how to swim. He's doing really well and he's so cute when he's doing it on his own. He looks so proud...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 22, 2015

    I do. I love to swim.

    I swim most days. I usually swim about 700 metres a day.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 2
    thebrokenwing thebrokenwing
    16-17, F
    Oct 13, 2015

    I love skinny dipping in my home pool on a

    daily basis. I have a heated pool for swimming nude in the winter months. I love doing laps with my sons. We have a great time together in the pool with others too.
    arizonablackfemale arizonablackfemale
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Oct 17, 2015

    I do! I really do. But I am not a strong

    swimmer. Having been a smoker for thirty years, my lung capacity isn't great. So, I don't swim in public. I go to a friend's pool and just lie on my back and relax. I can stay like that for a couple of hours. Not in a lounge, nothing between me and the water.
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1
    70+, F
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    I'd prefer indoor swimming pools

    as I won't get tan that easily, I don't like being dark.
    iiTetraLoh iiTetraLoh
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 23
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