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I Love to Swim

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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 2 Responses Jun 25, 2007

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    Swimming is my main sport.

    I am in a club. I train five nights a week and three mornings before school. I get quite tired! But I don't mind.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 6

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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 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2014

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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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    Swimming is what I do.

    I am happier in the water. People say I swim like a fish. I don't know. I go to club five nights a week.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 23

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    i have a legitimate question,

    is it possible to teach yourself how to swim? i can't afford lessons but i really really need to learn this summer..
    ForestNymphet ForestNymphet 16-17, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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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

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    I finally seem to have gotten the butterfly.

    I mean, sure, much much muchhhh needs to happen to make me into a decent butterflyer lol. But that feeling....that whipping flying feeling, its there! Did a length today on a single breath, with a monofin - granted - but it felt amazing.
    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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    I love to swim, it's relaxing,

    just wish I could do it, not time and I live next to a big lake. if I am at the lake I am normally counting kids.
    tiffsica tiffsica 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    I love to go swimming,

    It the only form of fitness i enjoy,Besides yoga.
    punkglampire punkglampire 22-25 Jul 4

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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 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 4 Responses Feb 3

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    You gotta know how to swim,

    and it is very very healthy, and rejuvenating!
    Jhayne8 Jhayne8 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 16

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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, 2014

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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

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    I was swimming before I learned how to walk,

    as a toddler I was in swim classes and by age 6 I was already in competitive swimming and at 13 I started waterpolo. I cant really stand working out for long period of time on land feeling out of breath and sweaty. I can swim 2 miles and feel amazing all said and done. Dry land...
    Disobey247 Disobey247 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    I used to be on a team

    and used to swim all the time. I LOVE IT!!! i feel free in the water. At peace. My heart started acting up tho and i cant do any exercise unless someone is there with me. I am hoping that my cardiologist figures this crap out so i can get back to swimming at least 3-4 times a...
    lilbit33 lilbit33 22-25, F Jan 20

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    I keep pushing. Every single day.

    I want to be faster, stronger, leaner, I want more balance, I want huge lung capacity, I want the least resistance and the most propulsion, I feel greedy, I want more. I wish so much I had a great coach. Why am I swimming besides the obvious benefits to my mental and...
    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Being in the water is

    so nice. I love swimming at anytime of the day. In particular, when on moon lit nights. I love how my body just floats in the water.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 23

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    My summer fitness regimes involve lots of tennis

    and lots of swimming. Swimming while enjoyable is also an extreme fitness regime. Little competitions with your friends make it a valuable pursuit socially too!
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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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 46-50, F 1 Response May 13, 2014

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    Last year I learned how to swim.

    IT IS AMAZING! I just can't wait to get back in the water.
    ButtahCrunch ButtahCrunch 26-30, F Mar 20

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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 1 Response Jan 14, 2014

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    I got under water headphones

    for Xmas!! Can't wait to use them OMG!!!
    KnaisGuy KnaisGuy 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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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 1 Response Sep 30, 2014

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    I was playing with my swim watch

    and found this. That number is 11.7 miles, that's how far a swam last week (Monday-Sunday) which is 412 laps.
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 1 Response Nov 12, 2014

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    just had the best swim in my life!

    !!! after taking a day off yesterday, I swam great! and most importantly I had some major improvements in my breathing, seeing yourself improve is by far the best feeling I ever had!! it felt weird but awesome walking out of the pool with a dumb smile on my face. :)
    sbenveniste sbenveniste 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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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 2 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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    I think breathing deeply

    and fully is something that we do not do enough of....And then it accumulates....and then we sigh lol. Just to breathe! Well, ok. That last one is theoretical. But in any case, I notice myself not breathing deeply enough throughout the day.. Swimming seems like a good way to...
    meowmermaid meowmermaid 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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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, 2014

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    For My Kids...

    I never learned to swim. I could get by on my back just fine, but as for putting my face in the water without holding my nose...it wasn't going to happen. I always felt silly, but eventually I just got used to it and assumed I would never learn to swim. This summer my kids and I...
    Rosalinn Rosalinn 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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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

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    I'm not the best swimmer

    but I love how my body feels in the water.
    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    AlexTheHun AlexTheHun 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I go to swimming club.

    Five nights a week. We usually do about 60 lengths but our coach, David, he teaches us skills. Like turns and starts. He's gorgeous.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 5

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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 7 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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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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    just got to the pool

    and it was locked, guess they forgot to change the clock. :(
    sbenveniste sbenveniste 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 18-21, F Jan 21

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    Not the greatest technical

    or even a very fast swimmer but enjoy swimming laps at the rec. pool. It's 25 yds. I aim for 5,000 yards a week, spread over five days. I combine this with some aerobic water exercise and it seems to help.
    RocknRollCowboy71 RocknRollCowboy71 41-45, M Jul 6

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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 love to swim,despite living in Alaska,

    i enjoy swimming.Even in the summer the water never gets warm enough to swim in,thankfully there is a heated pool at the base recreation center that allows swimming year round.My 8 year old,she is like a little fish,she loves the water and loves to swim.My 3 year old son loves...
    coastiewife36 coastiewife36 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 27

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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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    KaskadingKoquette KaskadingKoquette 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 9, 2014

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    i miss swimming. my kids started swim lessons.

    hoping soon, I can get in the water again
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    On a hot summer day when you jump into the

    refressing water to cool down
    menno1998 menno1998 16-17, M 1 Response