can you swim very well?

China
August 3, 2010 7:35pm CST
now, it is summer in China. and the weather is quite warm,and we just want to find a sport to relax ourselves. then we come to the idea of swimming...but you know i'm not good at swimming, therefore, i decide to have a swimming class to improve my swimming ability...do you think it is a good idea?
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@dodo19 (33316)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
4 Aug 10
I do think that it's a good idea. Taking a class can often, if not always, be beneficial. It's certainly a good way to improve your swimming. I'm sure that you'll be able to learn something from this class.
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• China
5 Aug 10
thank you dodo19, i think i will...
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@AmbiePam (49879)
• United States
4 Aug 10
I think it is an excellent idea. I cannot swim, although I wish I could. I would recommend you learn as well as myself, especially after what happened recently a couple of states away from me. In Louisiana this week, 6 teenagers were killed when they drowned in a river. Two big families, totally over 20 people including adults and children, were out to BBQ together at a lake they had been to many times before. Seven teenagers, ranging from the age of 13 to 18, were in the shallow part of the lake. One of them suddenly stepped off into a deep part, not realizing where the shallow ledge dropped off. As he got pulled away in the deep water, the six other teens tried to save him. NONE of them could swim. The six teenagers who tried to help drowned. They drowned in view of their families, because none of THEM could swim either. The teen who initally fell in was rescued by a bystander. None of the people there could swim. It was so preventable. Had they been wearing life jackets or knew how to swim, it wouldn't have happened. The river wasn't overpowering, they just couldn't swim. Three of the deceased were brothers, while the other three were two brothers and their sister. Can you imagine those parents, how they lost so many of their children at once?
• China
5 Aug 10
i'm very sorry to hear about this news, it is really depressing...as a stranger, i even can't bear this kind of sadness, how can their parents? it is really sorrowful. if one of them can swim, things will not be like this. it seems that i must to learn to swim, not just for myself, but also for preventing those unexpected things happening...thank you ambiepam!
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@AmbiePam (49879)
• United States
5 Aug 10
I'm sorry to make you sad. The story affected me the same way, and I just feel like this is important to share. It was so preventable.
• China
5 Aug 10
that's ok. i'm very appretiated that you can share this story with me, thank you very much...have a nice day.
@simonelee (2718)
• China
4 Aug 10
Yes, and it's a smart idea to learn swimming from the experts. It's better to be safe than sorry, right? You can use that skills not only in leisure time but also in emergency cases. I am not a good swimmer and i want to try water sports also but i am not that confident because i know my capacity when it comes to swimming( I have a short breath and afraid to drown my head, i have fears).
• China
4 Aug 10
hi,simonelee. that's just ok, you can find other interesting sports. our intention is to have a relaxation...any sports will give you a feeling of stresslessness and happiness...
@frishy (222)
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
it's a good idea, if you really want to learn how to swim then go for it, i don't know how to swim too it's good that you have eagerness to learn.
• China
4 Aug 10
hehe, so why not go to a swimming class? i think it is good. when you swim, you can relax and exercise at the same time...and to some other people,it is also a good way to lose weight...
• Philippines
7 Oct 10
yea ,, i am,,,, cause swimming is my favorite hobby in my life,,,and i think swimming is also the best exercise for me,.,,
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
hmhm hi;;;'; actually ,yesterday i go to with my friends taking a bath in a water falls ,, but sad to say i don't know how to swim so ,, it happens that i was sink in the falls ,,, but thanks to god that my friends know to swim ,, they help , me the falls,.,
@annavi23 (6306)
• Philippines
22 Sep 10
yes,it is a good idea to have swimming lessons to improve your swimming skills. i am never good at swimming,i find it hard to be underwater. i can't breathe easily. i never learned how to breathe when i'm in water.i just don't know why.too bad for me...
@Metatronik (5911)
• Pasay, Philippines
31 Aug 10
YES! That is the GREAT GREAT idea so that you won't be that bored and you'd be more confident in terms of swimming. Other than that of course you won't be afraid of water especially if that is deep. Aside from that you can do any variations in swimming especially when it comes to proper strokes.
@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Aug 10
I know how to swim. But I can't say I swim very well. I can't swim for a long distant because I feel tired and perhaps I don't master a good way to take a breath when I am swimming. Learning to swim in a swimming class is a good idea. At least the coach will teach you the best and standard way to swim. Currently my son is having the swimming class everyday. I love China