Did you learn swimming by yourself,or someone else?

@liuqian (476)
China
June 11, 2008 9:39am CST
My gradpa taught us swimming when i was 12,maybe.I rememberd that summer,at sunset,my gradpa hug us around our waist inthe water,and we just tried our best to slam the water by feet.Haha,That's so funny.And we children often pour water on each other. And you?my friends?
9 responses
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
23 Jun 08
Yea. I learn swimming when I was 7 years old through a swimming class. My brother and I took part in it together. I learned swimming for 6 years and I am a proficient swimmer.
@liuqian (476)
• China
24 Jun 08
Oh,that's so great to hear that!Your swimming must very professional now.For me,i just can keep myself alive not drop into the water.lol.If we have the chance,maybe we can have a swimming race.o(n_n)o...
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
24 Jun 08
Haha.. If you drop by Singapore, give me a PM. We can have a race.
@ellie333 (21029)
11 Jun 08
My father taught me as a child as my mother was terrified of water and I was so proud of her when she moved to Spain a few years ago because she finally learnt to swim as they had their own pool and she is in her sixties now bless. Ellie :D
@liuqian (476)
• China
14 Jun 08
Your mom is so great.you must be so proud of her.My grandma never learned swimming because in her childhood,women swim is not very common in that society. Now they are maybe afraid,or a little shy.^^If i have a pool in my house future,i will teach my grandma!
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@ellie333 (21029)
14 Jun 08
Oh yes you will definitely have to teach your grandma. Ellie :D
@shay3434 (882)
• Israel
17 Jun 08
Hello! When I was a little child, about 4 or 5 years old I went to the swimming pool a lot and my fater taught me everything I have to know. From this time I knew how to swim but I didn't swim so good. When I was a little bit older I improved my swimming in a special circle with teachers...
@liuqian (476)
• China
17 Jun 08
Oh,that's great,shay!I'm not so good at swimming too.I just can swim forward without any "beautiful gesture".lol.just swim at whatever guesture,and that can only keep me not to fall into the water and save my life.o(n_n)o...have a good day.
• Poland
16 Jun 08
My dad taught me swimming, he was really a great techer. Thanks to him I'm not afraid of water at all, but I realise how dangerous it can be. Cheers and happy myloting.
@liuqian (476)
• China
17 Jun 08
Hey,zerd!Thanx for your response.It is not dangerous to learn swimming,but haven't learned.When you fall into the water,you can swim!not cry for someone to say"help,help!"^^and you can also help someone who fall into the water.That's great. Have a nice day!
• Qatar
16 Jun 08
Hi my friend ^_^ !! you know this subject remind me of what has my brother done to me when we were in the swimming pool together ..my mother and my sisters were there too. He first tried to attract me to swim with him in the deep water, but I started to shout at him from far way that I can't swim in this water without anything oh gad !!the water was very creepy..than he tried to push me ,but he couldn't so he stasrted to convinse me that every thing is going to be ok and he wanted to teach me how to swim in the deep water .finally I tried once but I couldn't slam my feet very fast so I screamed and my brother came and saved me the socend time I've done it for the first time in my life ....do you know how did he convince me ? He said to me swimming is human being so you can swim and take your self out of the water without even realizing it and it naturally happens...great experience.
@liuqian (476)
• China
17 Jun 08
Hi,Novelist!Really great experience!Your brother must be the kind of person that believes "Acting is better than persuading."lol.Good way!Maybe i can try this when i have to persuade my friends swimming.lol. Swiming freely in the water is so awesome!You just like a small fish.Enjoy yourself! Good day...o(n_n)o...
@hadi81 (436)
• Indonesia
14 Jun 08
i'm learning with my uncle when i was 8. i remember learn with my big brother, and my cousin.... now, i never get swim anymore. cause i'm too busy...*hegh*
@liuqian (476)
• China
17 Jun 08
When you are free,why not have a try? Learn to relax sometime...o(n_n)o...
@greenline (14865)
• Canada
12 Jun 08
I learnt swimming when I was at the University. We had to take the "physical education program". So, I took swimming. I really enjoyed that. Didn't take too long. In a couple of weeks I could swim across the pool !
@liuqian (476)
• China
14 Jun 08
That's great!Swimming is really a joyful thing.Enjoy yourself!^^
• United States
11 Jun 08
I was raised by my grandparent and they placed me in simming lessons from the age of 5. I loved it and kept with it all through High School. My daughter is now 6 and has been swimming like a little fish for about 3 years. It is great exercise and a nice relaxing thing to do as a family!
@liuqian (476)
• China
14 Jun 08
Wow,that's so great!Your daughter must be a excellent swimming master in the future!
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
11 Jun 08
From the time I was a baby my mom always took me swimming , we both have always loved the water. We had a small 3ft pool that we used all summmer , but I never swam in the deep end of any pool . When we were on vacation I Oh so wanted to go in the deep end , but my parents said no . As we were leaving the pool I ran off and jumped in the deep end , and it just came natural . Thankfully
@liuqian (476)
• China
14 Jun 08
Oh,you are so naughty!^^but brave!I also enjoy swimming in the deep water.Sometimes i even have a competition with my brother,and if i swim faster than him,he should buy an icecream for me!o(n_n)o...