how many of you like night swimming?

esmi'es advance birthday party - night swimming at North Riverside Resort at Meycauayan, Bulacan on August 22, 2008
@secretbear (19466)
Philippines
August 24, 2008 9:13pm CST
we went night swimming last Friday as an advanced birthday party for one of our officemate who would be having her birthday on Tuesday. she won't be available on Tuesday so we decided to hold her party earlier and we've been wanting to go swimming again so we packed our bags, prepared our food and went to a pool resort last Friday night! i love swimming, may it be day swimming or night swimming. but i think i would prefer to swim at night in a swimming pool to avoid the sun. ^__~ but if it were in a beach, i would be swimming in the morning. anyway, we all enjoyed our swimming party and we had a lot of fun especially because me, the birthday celebrant and another officemate were finally able to slide! during our last swimming, we were not able to slide properly because our swim wears and the slide weren't slippery enough to send us screaming down to the water. but on Friday, the slide was perfect even if our swim wears weren't that slippery, and so we were able to whooosh! yipeee!!! LOL it was so much fun to take that slide! there was a few curves and it would send you down without knowing when will you hit the water. ^__^;; and i'm thankful it was dark because there weren't so many people to see us. ^__~ we swam until it was 3 in the morning. so do you like night swimming?
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
25 Aug 08
LOL =D MAybe u should wear bikini to swim and your smooth skin will allow u to slide easily.. hehe =D Swim till 3 in the morning?? It's a little way too long huh.. lol =D Dun the security guards chase u away?? hehe Here in singapore, we will never have the chance to swim past 11pm, because that's the lastest we can swim till :( BUt still, i like to swim in the day as it's hot and the water is cold, plus i can get a bit of tann while swimming too.. haha
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
there wasn't any security guards. and the resort was a public one so we could stay as long as we want to. i mean, the pool was intended for day and night swimming. and there were crews around looking after us. and we started swimming at 11pm because we had to prepare our food first and eat first before swimming.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
31 Aug 08
That's so lucky, a public pool that allows day and night swimming ^_^ hehe I have not experience any real nigth swimming in the pool b4, and my latest was till 10pm only.. lol =D But i did experience swimming in the sea at night and it was very scary.. lol
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
we have a lot of private and public pools here in our town. they are all swimming pools because we don't have any seas or oceans. i don't usually go night swimming in a beach too. its scary. i might get lost in the water and in the dark. but last June, i experienced night swimming at a beach. i was with friends though and we were only in a shallow part of the sea. plus, i was a little drunk that's why i was feeling a little gutsy. ^__~
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
25 Aug 08
Hi secretbear, it’s really a joyful moment to have a group of good friend or officemates to have fun in the swimming pool in the tranquil nighttime, no wonder you all could swim until the 3 in the morning I like swimming as well during my leisure time. I always prefer to have this activity during the early morning or late in the evening as I don’t like to swim under the scorching sun. I’m scare that my skin would get a good tan if to expose in the daylight for long time. Anyway the pool or beach usually is not congested or totally not even any swimmer in the morning and in the night as well. posting and have a nice day.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
hi ikbooi! yes. it was really a fun moment. and we missed swimming that's why we swam until we were tired. ^__~ our last swimming before it was last June and it was on a beach. we went night swimming then too and some of us swam during the morning. its also relaxing to swim in the early morning because the water is cooler and the sun is not that hot yet.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
25 Aug 08
back in the good ol' days - yes, I loved swimming at night with just the pool light on! It was just so differnet and calm and just plain fun and enjoyable! Don't swim much these days
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
take advantage of the summer season coffeebreak! its fun to swim in this kind of weather. really refreshing.
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
31 Aug 08
Would if I could! But I can't. My 2 grand daughters tho, love the pool. And I enjoy sitting watching them!
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
well at least you still have fun just by watching them.
• United States
25 Aug 08
Your so lucky you know how to swim secretbear. I don't know how to swim but I hope that I can learn because it looks fun and it's a really good for as an excercise. Even though I don't know how to swim I think that if it was me I would like to swim at night because I wouldn't like too many people to look at me while I am in my bathign suit or whatever. It sounds like fun and in the picture you guys look like you had a lot of fun. Although in my senior trip two years ago my AP English teacher tried to teach me how to swim and I almost drowned. The lifeguard was almost about to jump in but then she pulled me back up. I actually wanted the lifeguard to save my life because he was pretty hot.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
i would have wanted to be saved by a hot lifeguard too! i'll just pretend that i don't know how to swim. ^__~ but you can find a gorgeous swimming instructor so you can be inspired. LOL someone like Phelps? swimming is a really good exercise. and a lot of fun.
• United States
31 Aug 08
Oh yeah Mr. Phelps can give me the kiss of life anytime he wants. I wouldn't mind being saved by that hot pieve of American meat.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
i am not surprised! Phelps is really hot! whenever i see his picture in the newspapers i won't fail to look at it and read the caption and the news article about him.
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
Hi there! Night swimming in a resort pool is great! Especially the ones in Laguna, south of Manila, Philippines. You can also choose if you prefer hot spring waters, because this is more healthy and relaxing especially after stressful days. Of course, Friday nights are best! Its a great way to end the workweek and to start a nice weekend. But I would'nt try night swimming in the beach though. I'd rather take a walk along the beach at night with a friend, and swim in the early morning.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
hey patchmypal! i'm glad you like our resorts here in Laguna. ^__~ and yeah, it is very relaxing and healthier to take a dip in hot spring waters after a stressful day from work. its fun to night swim at the beach too! but only if you are with some people. its scary to be alone there at night in the dark beach.
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
Hey! its nice to know you're from Laguna. Thanks!
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• Philippines
25 Aug 08
i like night swimming because there is no sunlight that can cause sunburn... ahehehehehe i also like night swimming because the water is much warmer than the atmosphere...
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
hi jamesnogra! thanks for the response. hope you are finding myLot a nice play to stay.
• United States
25 Aug 08
I do, and I have done it many times before. Night swimming is fun, especially when you are with your boyfriend or with people that you love.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
oh, i haven't night swim with a boyfriend. only with friends. but i would definitely want to experience it though.
@lira23 (210)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Night swimming is rather awesome, It's more peaceful, not as many people unless your going with a group of friends.You don't get sun burnt! and if your young you can smootch and skinny dip without being actually seen by many others really.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
hi lira! i haven't experienced skinny dipping but i'm sure that would be fun and cold. ^__^;; but i don't think i can do that because i don't like to swim alone at night.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
I love night swimming... that is the only time when i would actually go for a swim... during day time... i always indulge in the food... and at night i swim till it is time to go home... like you said... night swimming is the best way to do it if we want to avoid the heat of the sun... and there are only a few people in the swimming pool when it is already night time...
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
i agree. there's only a few pool swimming at night. most people prefer to rest at night. i think its mostly the younger ones who usually swim at night. hey, that's quite a nice habit. eating a lot during the day and swimming at night to burn all the calories.
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I prefer swimming at night. The water is much warmer. I used to swim all of the time when I was younger. It didn't matter if it were day or night. But now I prefer the warmer water of the night. The slide at night sounds fun. I'm glad you had a good time.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
hi coolseeds! yep. the water was definitely warmer. but in the kiddie pool, the water was cooler. but we all enjoyed it just the same. and yes, the slides were so much fun!
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I like night swimming until it is time to get out in the cold. I would swim at night more if someone else here enjoyed it so that I could go swimming at night. It's a bit creepy with a dark bottom pool though.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
hi pigglies! and its creepy too when you're swimming alone! even if its in a swimming pool and all the lights are on. its more fun to swim with a few people.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
25 Aug 08
I like swimming only if the water is not too cold over here it only happens in summer and this summer I am too busy so not much time to go out - hahah too bad for me never try swimming at night but I think i will like it as long as it is not cold
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
hi littlemel! i have always thought that the water at night is warmer and during the day it is much cooler. that's very true when we are talking about lakes and oceans. i'm not sure with swimming pools though.
• India
25 Aug 08
It is good to hear that you have had a good time with your friends.. Probably the party invitation that was sent to me.. i have not received.. Please make sure that next time i am in your group..hahaa.. Have a good day friend.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
sure sure! i will make sure the next time that the invitation will reach you saiven.
@drannhh (15065)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I love night swimming. It is my most favorite kind, especially when the moon is full on a warm night and all the stars are out! It used to be safe in my neighborhood to go out for a midnight swim anytime, but now I am not so sure. Glad you had a good time!
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
hi drannhh! yeah! it would be lovely to swim under a full bright moon and twinkling stars! i would love that but only in a swimming pool and not in a lake or a pond. it would be scary to swim in lakes at night! thanks for the response.
• United States
25 Aug 08
I love night swimming, but it has been a while since I have done so. Since you can't see as well, it seems you use your other senses and feel the water more and hear the water...it is so relaxing.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
hi kimberlylynn! yes, its very relaxing. but i don't have to use my other senses because usually there are lights surrounding the pool and they are open at night.
• United States
25 Aug 08
i love night swimming. i hate the sun. when i used to have a pool i would go swimming at night instead. the only downfall is bugs and skunks during the summer that come out
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
hi dementia! wow. you had a pool before? you must be rich. ^__^ i have never encountered bugs and skunks (we don't have skunks here in our country) when i am night swimming. and i don't like the sun too. it can easily make my skin dark. ^__~
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 08
Hello secretbear, Very unlucky for me... I don't know how to swim at all. So whether it is night or day swim, I still don't know how it feels *sighs* It sounds interesting but I have to admit again that I am afraid of flowing water. I don't know why. I always feel like I am going to drown whenever I am in the water *sighs*
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
you don't know how to swim? you didn't grow up near a body of water did you? ^__~ i grew up near a lake so it was kind of natural for me to learn how to swim. you should take time to learn it! its fun!
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
3 Sep 08
Hello secretbear, I want to learn how to swim but I just feel like I am going to drown whenever I am in the water. In fact, I am very afraid of river, sea or anywhere near the water.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
i see. did you have any bad experience with water before? like a trauma or something?
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@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
27 Aug 08
i like night swimming coz this is the time i cannot be exposed to sun lol i hate to be tan that's why i prefer night swimming. i remember when my friends & i went to our friend's resort (graduation party) i'm playing billiards & swim the whole night & i'm sleeping the whole day hahaha.. (fyi, vampire is my big brother lol)
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
ooh. you have a vampire big brother? lemme meet him! i don't like to be exposed to the sun too because i get darker easily and its hard to gain back my fair color.
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
i get darker easily too but it's hard for me to retain my fair skin.. that's why it's like i'm the little sister of vampire coz i hate being exposed to sun, but ironically, i like summer season LOL
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
i see. and its ironic alright. in my case, i don't really like the summer season. i prefer an overcast weather, a gloomy one when there's not much light and there's only the cool wind.
@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
27 Aug 08
I love night swimming for the main reason of there is no sun to ruin your skin. And also the night breeze is so cool and enjoying. And the water is also ice cold. Great to do laps in cold water. Anyways, night swimming should be in the swimming pool. I wouldn't like to swim in the sea at night. Who knows what might be there?! Mermaids, merman or monsters... Just kidding. I mean the jellyfishes could be there or who knows, sharks. We can't see in the dark and the sea is dark at night. The pool is night because lights are installed in the walls beneath. My experience in night swimming is during the summer of last last year I guess. I was with friends and we had an overnight in a small resort. There was this average-sized pool and we swam like early night til 2 AM! Imagine how freezing the water and wind that night/morning was! But it was very very enjoyable. I was like on high because supposedly at that time I was sleeping but I'm in the cool water enjoying the cold. I would love for that to happen again. Well, if time and budget permits. ;)
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
hi bryanski! that sounded really fun. i guess we both enjoy swimming. and so are our friends. if you see a mermaid or a merman, call me. i'd be happy to see them too. but i don't like swimming in beaches too at night. aside from jelly fishes, its dark and you can't lie down on the sand and take a nap without worrying that someone might step on you or abduct you. ^__^;;
@bryanski (497)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
I am sure it will be the merpeople who'll be abducting you. Nah, just kidding!
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
if they were to abduct me, they should make sure that they give me the ability to breath underwater.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I use to love to swim at night in a public pool. The underwater lights were amazing. I agree about beach swimming and only swimming during the day. Need to see what is floating around in the water so nighttime ocean swimming is not what I recommend. Sharks like to come in closer to the beach as the sun goes down. Those slides are fun too. It's been several years since I swam. I use to teach swimming to little ones and taught our kids how to swim.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
you're a swimming instructor before? cool. there are usually no sharks in our beaches because resort owners usually select a safe place to build their resort. what i don't like are the jellyfishes, and some other weird creatures. and of course, i don't like big waves.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
31 Aug 08
Yep, I taught kids how to swim when I was a teenager. They did very well and I was extremely satisfied to teach them a life saving skill.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
that was a good job carol. i wish i had done something like that before.