Do you have time to swim?

@shakeroo (3991)
Malaysia
March 6, 2007 8:22am CST
The swimsuit is there. The goggles are there. The swimming pool is just behind the house. And yet, the time is just not there. I love swimming especially after a long day at work. The thing is, by the time I reached home, I am either too tired or it is already too late. To those who love swimming, how do you get the time to do it? DO you have a fix schedule or something like that? Hope to hear from you out there.
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr 07
Unfortunately there is not a swimming pool near me, there is a gym but it doesn't have a pool, so I do all my exercise, like running, boxing and weight training at the gym. There is an outdoor pool in the city but I only go there in the Summer months. I love swimming too and will always go in the pool never the sea.
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@shakeroo (3991)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 07
Thanks for your respond. You really love to exercise, aren't you. Well, keep it up!
@rosking (39)
• Australia
28 Mar 07
I absolutely love swimming. Just to feel the water on my skin. I always make time for something like that, I simply schedule it and work my appointments around it. And if that is not possible I just get out of bed earlier. The swimming pool opens up around 5.30 am so getting up earlier is the way to go for me.
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@shakeroo (3991)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 07
Thanks for the comment. Good that you have made time for swimming.
@lafavorito (2970)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
swimming - swimming is the best exercise for me
As much as I want too, I can't swim everyday because it'll be too expensive but I try to swim once a week. There's a swimming pool just 10 minutes from our house but I'm not very comfortable swimming there because they used to be our rival back when I was still a competitive swimmer but what the heck, that was years ago so I doubt they'll remember me. I have scoliosis and my doctor told me that swimming is a great exercise for my spine.
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@shakeroo (3991)
• Malaysia
20 Mar 07
Thanks for sharing the information especially the part that it helps you with your medical conditions.
7 Mar 07
I know I really should go swimming more often as it is the best form of exercise I can take. I know I really should but somehow there is never enough time. I keep telling myself that I should make time and go at least once a week but there is always something else to be done, or people to see, or work to be done, or .... well the list of excuses is endless. Your post has made me think that it is high time I set aside time for swimming and exercise.
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@shakeroo (3991)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 07
I am facing the same hurdles too. Too many other things got in the way. I only managed to go swimming during the weekends and that is not even all the weekends... I hope you are successful with your plan and I am going to put more efforts too.
@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I used to love to swim and would do so any chance I could. Unfortunatly now when I get out of the pool my muscles are just too tight and my bones hurt (injuries to them and the cold makes it worse). If I could find a heated pool it might be different but the only ones around aren't and even in the summer the water hurts them. My siser though takes my neice whenever they can. It's usually just a "Let's go swimming" type thing or my neice is bugging us to take her. In the summer in Florida she wants to go all the time and we try to make it happen.
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@shakeroo (3991)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 07
That's bad. It would happen to me too but if only I didn't do a proper warm up. The pool that I usually go is always full of kids. I guess most kids love the swimming pool!
@drakan291 (818)
• Ireland
6 Mar 07
I hardly can ever swim because the only place where i can swim is really far away and also it cost 15 per person. Theres noway i'd ever pay that much often.
@shakeroo (3991)
• Malaysia
6 Mar 07
Poor you! Sorry to hear that. Do you mean $15? That is expensive. I live in a gated community and a swimming pool is part of the facilities provided to the tenants. Hope that one day you would find a place to swim ya.
• Ireland
6 Mar 07
It's 15 euro which is even a little bit more expensive than 15 dollars. It's the NAtinal Aquatic Centre and has wave machines and water slides but it's still a steep price.
@shakeroo (3991)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 07
Ohhh... I see. It is something like a mini theme park ha... Now wonder it is very expensive. We have a few places that offer such facilities here and they are expensive.
@uiwwitch (892)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I love swimming too and last summer my roommate and I went swimming almost everyday. Now that summer is again approaching, I hope to be able to accomodate it again in my busy schedule. I get off work at 7pm so that gives me at least time to swim before I go to bed. We usually swim when the sun has set anyways for 2 reasons namely les exposure to people and no exposure to the sun.
@uiwwitch (892)
• United States
10 Apr 07
sorry for the spelling mistakes, I'm really sleepy.
@krkrntpc (137)
• India
31 Mar 07
i like swimming i do swimmimg 1hr in morning and 2hrs in evening
@shakeroo (3991)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 07
Good for you! Thanks for the comment!
• India
31 Mar 07
no i do not have time to swim .................
@shakeroo (3991)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 07
you should make time... it will be good for you :)
@20031969 (934)
• India
7 Mar 07
i generally take a swim on holiday 2-3 hours in a pool in day hour.
@shakeroo (3991)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 07
Wow! 2-3 hours! That is a long time to be in the water... :p I am sure that you're having lots of fun there!
• Italy
6 Mar 07
I've the same situation and the same problem, indeed. I try to have a fix schedule but it doesn't work with me...
@shakeroo (3991)
• Malaysia
6 Mar 07
I actually tried to do that but some ways or another, other things would get in the way and there goes the time for swimming...
@Caila611 (992)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I lived in an apartment for two years before moving to my house and i never found time to go swimming. We went probably twice the whole summer! My neighbor has a pool and has invited us to swim in it when ever we want. but there is so much to do around the house and I feel like I can't sit on my butt and be lazy when there is so much to do!
@agusfebi (813)
• Indonesia
10 Apr 07
Yeah that my hobby swam, I more liked to go personally if wanting to swim, I did swam a week of one time until satisfied.
@karen_24 (320)
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
yeah during vacation time.....now its summer time....during holy week we went to a beach and swim....:)