Do You Visit the Pool

@dorannmwin (36698)
United States
July 26, 2010 11:00am CST
on a regular basis? We do. For the first four weeks of my daughter's summer vacation we were there every day because she had swim team and then we were back in the afternoon because my son and niece had swim lessons. Since then we've been there at least once a day because Kathryn's swim team goes through this week. I bought passes to the city public pools this year because it only took a few visits to the pool before it had started paying for itself. So, do you visit on a regular basis? Did you have the option to buy a summer long pass for the swimming pools that you use? Do you think that swimming is one of the best recreational activities to take part in during the summer months? Have you ever had your children enrolled in swim lessons? Please tell me about your experiences with the pool.
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@RONDOLAWE (776)
• Indonesia
27 Jul 10
hi dorannmwin , along time a go yes i visit pool but now never been there again cause i really hate with people to swim in pool cause urine every where in that water pool yeeeaaaaakhhhh...... make me sick of it
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
28 Jul 10
That is definitely a disgusting thought, but then again, that is what all the chemicals in the pools are for.
• Indonesia
28 Jul 10
yes it does disgusting thought and you wrigth about chemicals in the pool but its just a same water for one mounth to change it water .. please there is in you mouth and in every body even you eyes buaaaaaaahrrgg.....lol... but one i like in the pool is women with the bikini wakawakawakawakawakakakakakaaaaaaaaa
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
29 Jul 10
Well, you definitely wouldn't want to see me in a bikini. Heck, I don't even want to see myself in a bikini.
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
Living in a tropical country makes me wanna stay in water for hours and hours! I live in a place where pools are so popular because the seas are far from us. My family loves the beach so much. And we're not very fond of going to the pool. We only go there occasionally. But we would really prefer going to beach resorts. Nevertheless, I wish and hope you had a great summer. Enjoy and have lots of fun with your kids!
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
28 Jul 10
Well, we live hours and hours away from the nearest beach. In fact, neither of our two children have ever seen the ocean. I would like to be able to change that next year.
• Philippines
1 Oct 10
Ah! This is three months ago. But I hope you'll be able to read my response again That sounds just great! I hope you'll be able to do that. I still wish my family can go to beach before this year ends. I can hear the oceans calling on my name.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
1 Oct 10
Me too, I love the ocean and the beach and everything about it and I look forward to being able to share those experiences with my children.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Jul 10
My in-laws taught the children to swim while they had them at their place during the summer. When we moved up here, we got a 2nd and put a pool in. The kids love it.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
29 Jul 10
There is nothing better, in my opinion than a swimming pool during the summer.
• Romania
27 Jul 10
I like to got to the beach...to the pool i go very rarely!
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
28 Jul 10
I love the beach. However, we don't have any beaches anywhere near us, so we have to settle with the pool.
@oldchem1 (8144)
27 Jul 10
Me and the family in the pool - Me, my daughter and granddaughter in the pool
We are lucky enough to have our own pool so we go in most days as it has a removable cover on it so the weather doesn't hamper our swimming. Picture included of me, my daughter and my little granddaughter in the pool.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
28 Jul 10
I would love to be able to have a pool in our backyard, but we don't because our yard is on a slope and it is heavily wooded. But, my mother does have an above ground in her backyard and we use it on a regular basis as well. I like not being limited as to the hours that we are able to use it.
• United States
26 Jul 10
We don't get to go to a public pool as much as I would like. We simply don't have the money to do that but I did buy an inflatable family pool and my son and I enjoy it a lot. We have used it several times this year. Its deep enough that he can jump in, kick and splash and I can rest in it comfortably. It comes up to my chest.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
28 Jul 10
That sounds very similar to the pool that my mother has in her back yard. They are great because they are relaxing, but also because the kids are able to have a great time in them.
• United States
26 Jul 10
We've went a couple of times this year. I've not had money to take her everyday. they charge $3 a person. hopefully next year i'll be able to plan a little better about us going now that I know we can go down there. We have to drive and they are only open like 6 hours of the day. It's a nice area pool though and they have added extra life gaurds that rae trained with the red cross.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
28 Jul 10
Ours are open nine hours a day. However, what I think really stinks about it is the fact that most of the pools will be closing on the 10th of August as school starts back for the kids on the 11th of August.
@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
26 Jul 10
Actually no I don't visit the pool now if I had my own pool I would be there everyday you know because I love to swim just not in public pools I have my reasons many reasons actually, but yeah hopefully one day I will be able to buy a pool so that I can swim in it everyday.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
28 Jul 10
Well, the above ground in my mother's back yard is a great thing. That is actually where both of my children's love of swimming was born.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
26 Jul 10
As you know we do have a membership to our community pool, we also have free access to the pool at my gym but that is more difficult because we have to follow their aquatics schedule and the shallow end is still too deep for my youngest kids. Our community pool starts at 1.5 ft deep so the youngest can stand alone there. None of my kids have ever had formal swim lessons though because I cannot afford it. They are teaching themselves to swim. The oldest does well enough to pass tests to get into the deep end at our pool, and the twins can doggy paddle well enough that they passed the test to use the slide at the pool which ends up in the 4.5 ft deep section where they cannot touch.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
28 Jul 10
That's good that the twins are able to use the slide. We let my son and my niece try the slide at one of the local pools. My son did wonderfully and proceeded to go down the slide about 20 more times. My niece, on the other hand, didn't do so well and had to have a lifeguard go in after her. She hasn't tried to go down a slide again. However, I did let Paul try out the slide at another pool just last week and again he did well.
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jul 10
hi dorannmwin oh do I wish we had a local pool around that I cou ld get to as swimming is great exercise fo us with arthritis and any type of leg problmes. I c annot go ou t and walk for an hour like I used to and swimming would give me the same benefit but alas there is now where close here that I can go too, and Gold Crest has no pool or any other athletic equipment that would help us to burn u p calories and lose weight.When we lived in Arizona I used to go to the pool in Tempe a lot and kept myself in pretty good shape too.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
28 Jul 10
They should have at least athletic equipment for the residents to use at Gold Crest. You are absolutely correct that a pool would be great therapy for your arthritis.
• Pakistan
26 Jul 10
Yeah, I do visit the pool. Used to do it often but nowadays, as I really don't have much time due to my exams, its not really that often. One time I remember when I went to the pool with my family. There were five of us. The pool was pretty deep but since I knew how to swim, I knew I could swim in it. I enjoyed my time there. Hope to visit again in a couple of months. :-)
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
28 Jul 10
I'm sorry to hear that you haven't really had the opportunity to enjoy the pool lately. I hope that you have the opportunity to swim again soon.
• United States
26 Jul 10
Dora- We are very blessed to live in a division with a pool. We rent a townhome currently, so we have one available to us for free (well, included in our rent). We try to go several times a week, and have enjoyed it. My oldest is now four and though he still uses a swimming life-jacket has taken to the water. He swims the length of the pool now and is like a fish. Our daughter turns two this week and is a fish herself. She has her wings and tube, and takes off after her brother without help! She's a bit of a daredevil, so that does raise our guard at times, and give us gray hairs! I have taught swimming in the past, so I teach my own children. They are still young, so attention spans are limited, but they are picking up the basics such as blowing bubbles, kicking, and floating. Young children have a natural instinct to float, so going with that as a parent is the best place to start. Teaching them to blow out while under water is a great second step. It can be easily done by the stairs. The only recent downer at the pool was I was stung by a yellow jacket, but I'm all better now so it's good! And it did not keep us from continuing our visits. Namaste-Anora
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
28 Jul 10
I was never a swim instructor, but I was a certified lifeguard and also in competitive swimming for 10 years, so I've done a lot of the teaching of the children myself, but with my son because of the fact that he and my niece are the same age, it made the most sense to me for them to have swim lessons with a WSI My daughter never had swim lessons, but this year she has learned a lot by being on the swim team.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
hi dora, wish there are pools nearby where we could go swimming even just on weekends. but we dont. and here, it gets very expensive to go out each weekend in pools because of the transportation fees and the charges just getting in in the resorts, and lately i get to be in the office even during weekends. yeah, overtime. i miss outing with my daughter and granddaughter. have a nice day. ann
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
28 Jul 10
I do feel that we are very lucky that our community has a good network of pools that aren't extremely expensive.
@monkeylong (3147)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Jul 10
As far as I am concerned, I think I am so sorry to say that I seldom have a visit to the pool, just for there are few pools in my area. In that case , the fee of the pool is usually so high for me. So I just choose not to go to the pool to enjoy life. Personly speaking, I still love swimming so much.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
28 Jul 10
Well, for the past several years we've not visited the public pools on a regular basis, but this year I was able to purchase the season pass. In fact, that paid for itself within just a couple of weeks after I'd bought it.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
26 Jul 10
We go swimming in the pool at the campground. It is good therapy for my son. It doesn't cost anything to swim in it, except for our seasonal fee to camp.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
28 Jul 10
I've heard that water is one of the best therapies for individuals with different disabilities. In fact, had it not been for the accident that I was involved in when I was a child, I don't think that I would have ever discovered my love of competitive swimming.
@much2say (38813)
• United States
26 Jul 10
At our apartment complex, we have 2 pools to choose from. They are not heated, but one pool is always warmer than the other because the sun hits one all day. Although our daughter loves to go swimming, we don't go their every single day because of the chlorine and sun - not good for her eczema. But she and Daddy do try to go every other day if possible - and they go closer to evening to avoid too much sun. Definitely it's a great form of exercise - I know I get pooped just from playing around in the pool (not even doing laps) and I'm a horrible swimmer! We haven't put her in official swim lessons yet because of her personality and temperament . . . but perhaps by next year. We are members at the Y, and we can use their indoor pool as well . . . it's away from the sun, but it has tons of chlorine in it. We don't use it often because the pools are right at home, but we have gone a few times. But when it's time for my daughter to take lessons, most likely it will be there. Baby son can't swim yet, but he sure already loves the pool! Kick, kick, kick!
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
28 Jul 10
I really want to get a membership at the Y for the winter months because of the fact that both of my children are so in love with the water. I need to get some ink for my printer so I can apply for their financial assistance, that would be the only way that I would be able to afford it.
@maximax8 (27954)
• United Kingdom
17 Oct 10
When I was younger I went swimming on a regular basis. I lived close to a lovely warm swimming pool. Then I moved to where I live now. Here the local swimming pool has cool water in the adult pool. The children's pool is warm but frequently closed. One time I had to take my niece into the middle section of the adult pool. Now I have a disabled toddler son and a baby daughter I would like to enroll them in swimming lessons. It was a shame when the pool in Bridge Water closed down. It was a lovely warm swimming pool with a wave machine.