How did you learn to swim??

India
May 28, 2010 9:58am CST
Hey I want to know how you learned to swim..I am already big but can swim properly i guess its because i had not gone swimming from childhood. I find little difficult to float on water.. Do you swim perfectly??
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14 responses
@ongtina (1232)
• Singapore
28 May 10
I can swim but not good at it, in fact I seldom go swimming. I remembered my first lesson and first trip was given by my brother. He brought us to the swimming pool, then sneaked up under the water and pulled our legs to drown us. That's how we learned to swim, instinct reflexes to struggle up and survive. heeheeheeheee
• India
28 May 10
haha..Good that you learned quickly.. hope i also have to try like that..
@ongtina (1232)
• Singapore
29 May 10
no,no, it was horrible, what if i wasn't able to survive? better learn it in the safe way.
• India
29 May 10
oh ya..
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
28 May 10
No one swims perfectly sweetie. But as long as you can swim, that's all right. To float isn't that hard, practice and you will do just fine. TATA.
• India
28 May 10
Ya Thanx sweet saphrina...i have to practice a lot!!
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
28 May 10
Please don't drown, okay.
• India
28 May 10
haha...hope i wont..:)
@juggerogre (1659)
• Philippines
29 May 10
I learned swimming in rivers near our house in the province. We are going there I think twice a week. My bigger cousins taught me how to swim. Also we are very near to beaches so its pretty easy to learn to swim in our place.
• India
29 May 10
Oh ! It must be fun then..swimming whenever you want haha..have fun bro and thanx for the comment
• Canada
29 May 10
Im older and cant swim either. I never really learned. Im sure that Im okay, it's not like im completely swimmign and water impaired but it's okay, I can do some basics as long as I can stand in the water Im in...otherwwise I spaz out and dont swim well at all. My boyfriends, best friend, sister, etc are all lifeguards so Im being told that I dont ahve a choice to learn to swim this summer. Every summer I get told taht by soemone and when I was much younger my mom tried to put me oin to sseparate swimming classes - both of which I got kicked out of fro screaming. I guess I dont ahve a problem with my friends and boyfriend teaching me but it's a little wierd and embarassing. Plus they will alwauys be criticing it. :I
• India
29 May 10
at first its hard i know..but just try and have fun with water you will surely learn...i am doing the same
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
28 May 10
I learn how to swim the odd way. I almost drown from a swimming pool,and helplessly shouting for help,while trying to stay afloat,to my surprised i was able to wade my arms and begun floating at the surface. Just as the life guard lift me,and swim me to the poolside,i overcome my fear already. So,i ask if he can guide me while trying to swim. And on that very day...i had learned to swim...the free style.
• India
28 May 10
wow ..great!! you have a nice memory..
• Philippines
28 May 10
hi prateek, How I wish I can answer this proudly but sadly due to a childhood experience,I really wasn't able to learn
• India
28 May 10
same problem here shenlyn...We have to practice a lot..but its fun playing on water..
@mokkka (883)
• Bulgaria
3 Jun 10
It is really easy for me to swim now but I come from a town which is situated on the bank of a river so I started swimming too early.My father tried to handle me on the top of the water but when he moved his hands away from me I gotted paniced and while jumping out of the water fast I hit him with my head and broke his nose.After that he decided not to try helping me but leave me do it on my own.
• United States
1 Jun 10
My daughter taught me to swim. She swims like a fish in water. I know her father can really swim too. I don't swim all that well but I can save my own life.
@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
30 May 10
I can swim, but I have not gone swimming in a long time. When I went to college they made swimming a requirement. There was no way around it believe me I tried to get out of it. A boy drowned in the pool about two years before I got to the college so they made the swimming class a requirment for all incoming freshmans.
@MDG2211 (711)
• Argentina
30 May 10
I learned to wallow of child in a club, called Estudiantes de La Plata with teachers. Initially mas that nothing oneplays in the water, he learns the basic thing and then it is advancing of level and the styles are learned by his technologies.
@allamgirl (2145)
• Philippines
29 May 10
i've never had a swimming lesson but i can swim pretty well. not perfectly though, but as a hobby, i can swim pretty good. floating just comes naturally to me.
@simplycza (1480)
• Philippines
29 May 10
how can i forget that day when i was a kid. my father throw me up on a swimming pool and he warned other people around not to help me. I was fighting for life and i found myself trying to use my hands and foot to survive. a few minutes later, a cousin helped out. embarrased, afraid that's what i feel that time but i told myself that I will learn how to swim. And yes! now I can swim, enjoying the beaches and pools whenever my friends and I had fun. Though I am not an expert swimmer but at least I knew how.
@GardenGerty (99141)
• United States
28 May 10
I learned the techniques for swimming in a college class.I knew how to float from childhood. No one swims perfectly. Men often have a more difficult time than women swimming on top of the water because they have less internal body fat. If that is your problem, it is because you have dense bones and muscle. Enjoy the water.
@arakawaii (271)
• Philippines
28 May 10
When I was little, I have this friend who live near by a lake, one time she invited me in their house and asked me if I know how to swim and I said yes, but I lied. When we were swimming around the lake, I step on a deeper part then I get drown, my friend's brother hold my hand and saved me... From then on, whenever we would go to a beach I would learn to swim the freeway. I'm not that good but I can manage to float on a deeper part of the water.