I Swim In Creeks and Streams Instead of Pools

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 134 People

    My Hood

    I grew up in a little town. we had an outside public pool. but all the snotty kids that liked rules went there... I liked the little swimming hole outside  of town.. where all the tough kids hiung out.. and pushed eachother off of docks.. we had a river going through...
    sindayla sindayla
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 3, 2009

    So Do I!!!

    It's so much nicer than pools.....It much cooler and refreshing.
    SugarandSpice SugarandSpice
    22-25, F
    Aug 18, 2007


    I grew up with a creek near by. everyday in the summers I would go to the creek to fish, swim, explore. I always had to be careful to come home dry though because if i cam home wet i would get a beating. But no matter I still love creeks to this day.
    0hBrandie 0hBrandie
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jun 12, 2008

    Nothing Against Pools....

    Id swim in pools if I had one or had access to one...but my wimming is limited to rivers, creeks, and streams. Thats a statement, not a complaint. I like the feeling of being out in nature, and the privacy (for the most part). There is nothing like being on a hike, its hot and...
    IndyJoe IndyJoe
    41-45, M
    Jun 10, 2008

    Creeks and Mud

     The river by my place when I was younger had a beatifull camping spot and all the adults loved it for the shade and the short walk to go fishing. The kids all went a bit up stream to a gravel bar where a little stream enterd the river.  As the water came across the gravel...
    Firegod74 Firegod74
    31-35, M
    6 Responses May 4, 2009

    there is something that is

    so enticing about natural water, I have lost count of the number of times that I have thought I will just dip my feet in for a paddle and ended up swimming in river fully clothed. there is nothing better than a dip in river part way through a walk on a hot day
    kerrmit84 kerrmit84
    31-35, M
    Jan 13, 2015


    i think i am the only one in this group, but i love creek swimming.
    trock trock
    18-21, F
    Aug 13, 2007

    I Like to Swim In a Uncontroled Envorentment

    i like to swim in creeks and streams to because when you swim in it it feels more refreshing then swimming in a chlorine infested pool the cool thing about swimming in a creek is because you dont have to share it and you know no ones peed in it so you dont have to worry about...
    reesethebeast reesethebeast
    22-25, M
    Apr 24, 2009

    Creek Crawling

    Growing up around the southern end of Utah, it was either flat or mountains.  I spent most my time wandering around the mountains and canyons.  Most of the creeks and streams were fed by the snow packed mountain sides.  My friends and I didn't swim in the...
    ablmu65 ablmu65
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Apr 24, 2009

    Lakes, Creeks and the Ocean

    I dont know why but pools have little appeal to me....  rather be at the lake or the beach any day.... and I often swim in a creek that runs through my property....  
    CallMeLee CallMeLee
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 22, 2007

    The Best

    I grew up in western NC and spent my entire childhood swimming in creeks and lakes To this day, I enjoy them both far more than swimming pools or the ocean Swimming in natural freshwater just seems so right
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 21, 2007


    I swim in pools, too.  It was the highlight of staying in a motel, as a child. But it's so much nicer to find a natural pool...a stream that widens out into a pool deep enough to go for a swim on a hot day.
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2009

    Anything Goes

    I love to go swimming in a creek where it is under a bridge where you can jump off and into the water. Where there is a rope to hang and do flips and swing off of. I like it out in the open where it is private to go skinny dippin and make love in the water. Having fun camping...
    kiki1956 kiki1956
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Mar 26, 2012

    The Mountains Had No Pools

    I grew up in the colorado mountains.  The coolest pool was 45 mins away, so needless to say, I didn't swim in pools much.  But I still grew up constantly wading in streams, then when was older, actually swimming in lakes. In fact, I was surprised when I found out most...
    SwordAcolyte SwordAcolyte
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 5, 2009

    I  Have Swam In All Th...

    I  have swam in all three. Creeks, streams, and pools.
    kacibart kacibart
    3 Responses Apr 24, 2009

    Midwest Is Flooded!!!

    I did this just today.. our little town creek.. rarely comes up to my ankles.. today.. after all the flooding. It was rapidly flowing and up past my navel.. the kids and I waded in it .. very carefully.. while their dad sat on the shore line.. gah! not a surprise...
    Awakening Awakening
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2008

    Ahh Nature

    Every year since I was a teen I went to the same swimming hole, it was my happy place.  I haven't been there for a couple years first, due to a bad happening there that left an emotional stigma on the place, and then due to moving away.  I'm looking forward to going...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Apr 28, 2009
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