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I Love to Swim

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    New sign in the pool: " Please no spitting in

    the shower" in English, French, Chinese and Vietnamese. Gotta love Canadian multiculturalism. My shoulders were protesting still from yesterday's weights; by the end of 3200m they were screaming. Fought the water for 3x300m on 5 min; 4x200m on 3:15; 5x100m on 1:35, with 4x75m...
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 25, 2015

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    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

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    Swimming is my favourite sport.

    I train a lot! I just swam in the national school gala. I came third!
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 14

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    RocknRollCowboy71 RocknRollCowboy71 41-45, M Oct 7, 2015

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    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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    thebrokenwing thebrokenwing 16-17, F Oct 13, 2015

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    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 3 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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    I got under water headphones

    for Xmas!! Can't wait to use them OMG!!!
    KnaisGuy KnaisGuy 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Dec 26, 2015

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    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

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    junegirl1970 junegirl1970 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2015

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    aqua59 aqua59 56-60, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2015

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    nicoleattack nicoleattack 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    I have just given up swimming

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

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    The Bulgarian red wine I had last night didn't

    taste as good 2600m in when it started to come up on me today. All told 3200m in 100m swims, intervals ranging from 1:40-1:30. The swim felt sloppy. Felt like quitting, but knew I needed to do penance for last.
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M Sep 27, 2015

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    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 3 Responses Feb 5, 2015

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    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 18-21, F Jan 21, 2015

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    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

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    One of the best exercise

    and life saving tool (god forbids) sometimes.
    DrAKhanna DrAKhanna 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 13, 2015

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    HappyCole HappyCole 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 29, 2015

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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. (〜^∇^)〜
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 22, 2014

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    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?
    MasterTran MasterTran 22-25, M Dec 26, 2015

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    A friend told me not long ago about a certain

    mechanism in our brain that is commonly referred to as "central governor"... This excited me much, since the idea of exploring my potential as a physical being is very appealing to me. Yesterday I had an experience that was unlike any other, and I would like to write about it...
    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 20, 2015

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    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

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    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 3 Responses Jan 10

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    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

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    On a hot summer day when you jump into the

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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 9, 2015

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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 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 22, 2015

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    Since I began swimming this summer my main

    focus has been on learning proper form, not necessarily speed - this will come in time, I am sure. Freestyle is such a lovely stroke. It is getting easier and easier to move, breathe, pull, push...My confidence is growing daily with each practice. But I have noticed that my...
    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F Oct 15, 2014

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    ManicDiva85 ManicDiva85 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2015

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    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 6 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    I love to swim as it is meant to be a good

    source of workout & makes you feel hungry after you have finished doing it ! Lol
    Rejuvenated90 Rejuvenated90 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 23, 2015

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    You gotta know how to swim,

    and it is very very healthy, and rejuvenating!
    Jhayne8 Jhayne8 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 16, 2015

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    we are young couple 29m,

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

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    "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

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    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

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    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

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    I would love to swim

    if I wasn't allergic to chorine. I know there are some pools with salt water. I will have to try that sometime.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 3, 2015

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    Today I swam with the masters group

    for the first time. I got in the pool at 6 am, and had a whole hour to myself before the group swim. I really didn't know what to expect, but it kind of blew my mind. They are all very excellent, powerful swimmers, and I felt truly humbled. And excited, too - discovering that...
    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 23, 2015

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2015

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