Do you enjoy swimming?

United States
August 11, 2008 10:08pm CST
I love the water. I love to swim. I just haven't in years, probably because of the weight gain over the years making me uncomfortable in a swimsuit. I am however going to join our local community center so that I can use thier indoor pool (olympic size I believe) and use the gym with all the weights and stuff. My main focus is the pool though cause swimming is such great exersize.When I was younger I practically lived in the water all year round because I had yearly membership tothe youth center in my town where I could swim in the indoor pool in the winter and spring and fall and swim in the outdoor pool in summer. How do you feel about swimming? I am hoping that this will help me to lose some of the weight.
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34 responses
• United States
12 Aug 08
I HATE SWIMMING !!! I'm always scared I'm going to drown, but I am FORCED to each year in High school in order to pass gym. I think its ridiculous because some people hate swimming ,but it's a requirement =[ Don't you think it's stupid?
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@keepklose (127)
• United States
12 Aug 08
i love to swim. but im not good at it and thats the problem. i never go to the deep end unless i got on floats.
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• United States
12 Aug 08
i just hit 100 YES!
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• United States
12 Aug 08
Congrats on hitting 100+! I am really good at swimming. I can tread water for a long time to. I think it is because I practically lived in the water when I was younger.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I love to swim. It's my favorite type of exercise! I hate exercise so it would be the only one I would actually not mind doing! I can't afford to join a gym where I live and not all the gyms here have pools, which is strange anyway. If I lived in a warm climate I would make sure I lived somewhere where there was a pool that I could use as often as possible. I would swim everyday! I know it's one of the best ways to lose weight and I could use that myself. The only time I get to swim is when I go to visit my Mom in Florida which isn't that often. I haven't even gone to a pool or the beach where I live in years. There just aren't any that are close enough or worth going to.
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• United States
12 Aug 08
I have live in Florida now for 3 years. However the beach is clear across town and I don't get there very often. Not nearly as often as I would like. I love the ocean but my mom and daughter do not. The community center is a bit of a drive too but atleast it is here on the same side of town as we are.
• United States
12 Aug 08
I love swimming, though not in pools, I am more of a river or creek swimmer haha, though I am a horrible swimmer actually and get fatigued and sore really fast. I always have someone come with me when I swim because I am afraid that I would drown with my lack of swimming ability, it won't prohibit me though! Good luck with your swimming exercises, that is a great way to get in shape, and fun as well!
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• United States
12 Aug 08
Oh I love swimming in rivers and creeks also. I love swimming in the ocean as well. I want to get back into shape so that I can enjoy snorkling again.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
5 Feb 09
I love to swim. I would live in the water if I got the chance. I don't like going swimming with alot of other ppl and I hate public pools but occasionally I get to go swimming at a friends and you practically have to drag me out of there LOL [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
21 Aug 08
I do enjoy swimming although I am not real good at it. My son loves to swim.
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• Philippines
21 Aug 08
i love to swim! whether it's swimming for fun with friends or the actual swimming activity :)
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@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
13 Aug 08
Hi dear , I adore swimming and it is my little oasis of peace water has just always had this calming effect on me. It is hard being plus size and being in a swim suit , but they have many nicer ones out there now a days that cover ya up well and flatter you . I have my own pool so I always feel comfy . Just since I opened the pool in June I have lost 20 lbs . So that is a good way to start !
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@gemini_rose (16193)
12 Aug 08
Swimming is a fantastic exercise to lose weight and tone up. Funnily enough I was only saying to my hubby today that I needed to start swimming again as I needed to be doing more exercise. I was going once a week last year and it was great I really looked forward to going. I have always been a good swimmer and enjoyed swimming!
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• United States
12 Aug 08
Yes I love to swim, i'm like a fish when in the water. Plus it helps with my arthritis too, one day I could barely walk and I remembered that my doc told me to try the pool when I felt awful and I didn't believe it would work but WOW, the pain immediately went away when I got in, like I didn't have arthritis at all. I'm still in awe, plus swimming is a great form of exercise because you work hard in there and don't even realize because you don't sweat or anything. It's great.
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@rtkrandy (21)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Swimming is a fun way to lose some extra pounds. Its also fun to drown people that you know. Sadly I get kicked out all the time.
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• United States
12 Aug 08
Yes, I love to swim. I don't really like to do it indoors, but will if I need to. However, I love to go to the lake or rivers near by and kill a day in the water. When I was younger, my family also had an outdoor pool, that I would play in all summer long, and into the fall, even when it got to be really really cold!
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@lixiaos77 (1030)
• Shijiazhuang, China
12 Aug 08
I like swimming very much. But I don't go swimming often because swimming can make me exhausted. I like to float on the surface and swim slowly.
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• United States
12 Aug 08
First of all the beijing diving was awesome.........But I love to swim and if you do water aerobics it is a great workout. I love indoor swimming pools. There is no need to put on sun screen and there is no need to look around and see if you are being watched. That is why i love indoor swimming pools.
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@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
12 Aug 08
Dear friend, I too like swimming in lakes, rivers, pools and in fantasy parks more than sea and more over I bit not confident to swim in seas. I like to swim more in fresh waters. I learned swimming after the age maybe 12 years. I like swimming in fresh rivers with fresh water and were the tide is normal and if that river inside natural sceneries I hope it would give much more attraction and enjoyment to my swimming.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Hi sweet, [i]I grew up living near the beach so I really love swimming even if I am not a good swimmer..LOL! I enjoy the water and staying there will make me feel great! ANyway, it's been also awhile I have not swim...I know it can be a great form of exercise since you will be using all parts of your body![/i]
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@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
12 Aug 08
Yes I do enjoy and love swimming ...it helps to maintain your body and makes your mind fresh.... Its all about practice as much you practice so much you learn hmmmm yes Thanku Ganesh
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@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
12 Aug 08
well i really love to swim but I don't know how...:-0 The thing i'm doing is just playin beside the pool where it's not so deep and then I'm tryin to learn how to swim there but i don't know,I always failed...:-0 maybe one day ill just learn...:-0 god bless and have a nice day...:-0
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@lchiat (1070)
• Malaysia
12 Aug 08
Hi. Nice to meet you here. I love swimming too!!! I love to go beach or swimming pool with friends!!! Swiming can make a person feel relax and disstress according to doctor. It can help to improve my stamina and keep fit too. Go swim with friends really fun. I very enjoy it. Happy myloting!!! Have a nice day!!
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@yoyo1987 (13)
• China
12 Aug 08
I'd like to be in water especially when it is hot outside.It is such a great joy. But the most disappointing thing is that I can not swim without a lifebuoy. I have made decision more than twice to learn swimming. It is a pity that I always did not have the enough time.
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