I Remember How I Learned to Swim

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    I Wish I Had Learned As A Child..

    I grew up in Brooklyn NYC. My family moved to a new apartment not far from Coney Island when I was six years old. Though I had been at summer day camps that had above ground pools and we had a cabana at Brighton Beach one summer where they had a large salt water pool I never did...
    TetsuwanAtom TetsuwanAtom
    56-60, M
    Apr 8, 2012

    Ruined Make-up, Lol

    This is a short, and hopefully, entertaining story of one of my earliest memories.  When I was very young, maybe 4 or 5, my mom would take me to a public pool for group swimming lessons.  I remember we were working on jumping into the water...
    dbumblebee dbumblebee
    1 Response Sep 9, 2010

    Sort Of

    I still don't swim well. I do a basic backstroke. I learned how to swim, the little I can, when I was in boot camp. I got thrown off of a tower that was approximately 12 feet above the surface of the pool water, into 12 of water, 3 times. The third time, I swam down to the...
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    Jul 28, 2010

    I fell in & almost went over a waterfall had it

    not been for the "dog-paddle" that I automatically fell into ( first --& ONLY-- time I have ever swam )
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Sep 2, 2015

    Not A Floater

    I happen to have an inability to "float" on my back...my natural tendency is to hover a couple of feet below the surface (on a positive note, I can easily "sink" to the bottom of a pool). A couple of attempts to start me off by floating were disastrous...
    Dragon56 Dragon56
    61-65, M
    Nov 10, 2009

    I Taught Myself.

    I was with my siblings in another city and we were at a hotel with an indoor pool. I swam in the indoor pool and started to actually swim. I was a teenager at this time. I did go to swimming lessons when I was 5, but flunked out or something. Those lessons back then scared the...
    jmintuck jmintuck
    1 Response Dec 7, 2011
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