Swimming Under water

@themyl (1423)
United States
December 12, 2006 7:53pm CST
How long can you hold your breath underwater? During this time underwater, what is the distance you can swim without coming up for air?
5 responses
• Italy
13 Dec 06
i can swim underwater about for 2minutes.. not more... and i think .. i can take about 20meters... i'm a smoker :| so i'm bad
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@themyl (1423)
• United States
13 Dec 06
You know, it seems that most people can stay underwater approximately 2 minutes. My Dad used to stay underwater a little over five (5) minutes. Sometimes that scared me because, to me, that was way too long. The reason he could do that was because when they were growing up, they had a weird job, diving for clams all day long. Thanks
@themyl (1423)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Oh, I was going to mention that I was a smoker too, but I quit over 17 years ago and now I feel Great, lung power, that is. I don't run out of breath as fast now.
• India
5 Jan 07
i can hold my breath for 15sec.i can swim for 25m without coming up for air
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@themyl (1423)
• United States
5 Jan 07
That's pretty fast swimming. Can you imagine how far you could swim if you were able to hold your breath for about 2 minutes? Remarkable. Thanks
@lafavorito (2970)
• Philippines
5 Jan 07
I can hold my breath for about 2 minutes or less, and I can swim for 20 meters underwater. Back in school when I was a varsity swimmer I can swim underwater as long 25 meters.
@themyl (1423)
• United States
5 Jan 07
That's pretty good, 2 minutes is a long enough time without breathing for all practical purposes. and 20-25 meters is a good distance. Thanks
@santaram (1422)
• India
13 Dec 06
swim - swim
maximum 30 seconds for me
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@themyl (1423)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Keep on going the longest you possible can. A little longer each time and by the time you know it, it will be easy staying underwater longer periods of time. Thanks
@adityap (47)
• United States
13 Dec 06
2 minutes maximum....thats all
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@themyl (1423)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I haven't tried it recently, but that was about the longest I could stay underwater myself and could swim about 250 feet tops. Thanks