Is swimming your exercise or just for fun?

@bryanski (497)
Philippines
August 22, 2008 9:25am CST
Who loves swimming? I do. When I swim, whether on the beach or the pool, I get relaxed and it makes me extremely happy. I think swimming is one of those things that I really appreciate and enjoy. I don't do it as a workout as swimming can tone your whole body but I do it for mere fun. I enjoy when I am in the water. Great feeling. Who are swimming enthusiasts here?
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@xcellen (204)
• Indonesia
22 Aug 08
hi bryanski, me too, I love swimming, it is relaxing and I feel the freedom to just move around wherever I like, swimming is more of a fun activity for me though :)
@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
22 Aug 08
I love how the water makes me feel light. I love floating and gliding in the water. Makes me forget that I am a land-person. :)
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@navonly (901)
• India
22 Aug 08
Here I am dear friend. A great lover of swimming. I do it for both exercise and fun. When I started swimming, it took me almost a month to learn swimming. I left it after learning Last year again I tried to swim but I was not able to complete even a single lap. So the Club persons asked me to gain stamina first and then return for swimming. I started Jogging daily morning, and when I reached upto 5kms of continuous jogging, then only I was able to complete one single lap of swimming. Within a month I was able to do 15 continuous laps of swimming. This shows my craziness for swimming.
@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
22 Aug 08
Wow, I can't even imagine doing that much. Well, you must really have the LOVE for swimming to do that. Me, I don't count how many laps I do. What matters to me is I get to be in the water for long and that I enjoy every minute of it.. Thanks for the sharing!
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@navonly (901)
• India
13 Oct 08
even just being in deep water... i mean where you dont need any rest to be in water.. is a good mean of exercise.. am sure you'll enjoy it..
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
22 Aug 08
If we have a swimming pool I will definetely do it as an exercise! And I know swimming is a good exercise! So whenever I go swimming for me it's for fun.
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@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
I, myself don't get the chance to swim whenever I want so if there are beach outings or pool parties, I'd surely go and have 100% FUN. Thanks for the response! :)
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
22 Aug 08
I never see swimming as exercise because I prefer to go to the gym and work out on the treadmill, bike and cross trainer, swimming for me is fun, especially if you go with friends, I find it boring if you go on your own, just swimming up and down, I always swim in a pool and never the ocean because I feel safer in a pool. I love swimming under water as long as I have goggles because of the chlorine.
@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
22 Aug 08
I totally agree with you. Swimming is so much fun especially with the people close to you. You could swim, then relax on the poolside. I love being able to glide near the floor of the pool. I feel like a water creature.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
hi bryanski! i love to swim too! i guess that's what you get when you grew up near a lake. ^__^;; i don't do it for exercise though. like you, i do it for fun. a friend told me that those who make swimming as their routine exercise have a body that's kinda shaped like a torpedo. and i don't want a body like that. ^__^;; and when i'm in the water i fool around more than swimming around. ^__~ even though i know how to swim and i took classes in swimming when i was in college, i get conscious while i am swimming. i always imagine that there's someone watching me and waiting for me to commit mistakes in my strokes or waiting for me to bump my head or something. ^__^;;
@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
Wow you grew up near a lake. I wish I grew up near any body of water but anyways, the next town's a coastal town so I got the chance to swim whenever my family wants to. But I always dreamed of living right next to a lake...
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
29 Aug 08
I like to swim for enjoyment but it also happens to be superb exercise. I feel that swimming in warm water of a swimming pool or a tropical ocean makes me happy and gives me lots of energy. I love to go snorkeling, that is swimming with a great view underneath the ocean. I adore seeing colorful coral and friendly fish. If I am just swimming I stay close to the shore in water that I can stand in. When I go snorkeling I can get more exercise in deep water with pockets of coral to explore. The currents can work with me or against me. I swim in a semi circle to get back to the boat or shoreline. It can be shocking to look above the water and see how far I have to swim back. The tide can make me drift and I am often surprised to see my location in the water.
@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
30 Aug 08
We can do so many things in the water, may it be a pool or the sea. The main point is the sea or ocean is still a big world to explore and being there just to see things and swim around is one of the greatest things we can do. Happy swimming!
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I mostly swim for fun, but if I have to workout I still enjoy swimming. I have really gotten in shape this summer from all the swimming I've been doing. I am shocked that my body is actually looking a bit toned now and not just flabby and disgusting.
@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
Yeah they really attest to it! Swimming really tones your body if you do it regularly. You just have fun and voila, your body is already toned! I just wish we have a pool in our house so that I could swim whenever I want. But we don't have so I'll just wait for that day that I could afford to build a huge swimming pool for me to enjoy... Have fun!
@p3y5566 (171)
• Malaysia
24 Aug 08
Hi, nice to meet you here. I agree that swimming is a good exercise. However it is also can for fun.I had been attended for swimming class last time. I said swimming is a good exercise because it can make us lose of weight and get healthy. Besides for good for exercise, it is also good for fun with your friends when in a summer holiday. That might be a good place to go exercise as well as have fun at the same time. I like swimming very much! Have a nice day and happy my lotting!
@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
Yes! Swimming itself is already a big big happy package! First it is really enjoyable just to feel so light and flexible in the water. Second, it is a full-body exercise. You don't get stressed in this kind of workout. Lastly, it is a time for bonding with friends and family. A lot enjoy swimming and if your family and friends do, then it would be absolutely 100% FUN FUN FUN.
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
i am indifferent when it comes to swimming, i don't know how to swim .. i love to watch the sea but i am afraid to go far, in those deep places.. i am afraid of the living creatures in the sea (except fo the fishes) and also the plants..
@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
Well, you are a funny little girl. I understand you. Some people really don't like the idea of swimming in open waters. I think that is you. To think you live near the beach. Hehe. Anwyays, you will someday learn to love the waters and swimming. Good luck!
@blanne (174)
• Philippines
22 Aug 08
I enjoy the water and I find swimming fun, but I do not see myself as a "water person". I am not too confident with the water (especially on the beach) when it is too restless. I am always cautious and end up not swimming at all sometimes. I can swim but I am not that good at it so I have to be extra careful.
@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
I understand you. Most of my friends really don't find the beach a friendly place. With all those unexpected deep parts, you never can tell. But I am very well sure you prefer the pool, right? Thanks for the response and happy SWIMMING! :D