Pool, Lake or Ocean?

United States
October 19, 2006 12:09pm CST
Do you prefer to swim in a pool, a lake or an ocean?
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@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
24 Mar 07
Definitely a pool because it is much safer, you don't know what is in the sea, pollution and also I worry about the tides and depending on what country I am in what animals are in the sea. lakes can be dangerous too because you can't be certain what depth they are.
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• United States
24 Mar 07
Good response...I agree with you.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I have some good memories of swimming in the Atlantic as well as the Pacific - I have enjoyed very much the lakes that had roped off areas for swimming too. But, I think now I would much prefer swimming in a private pool - for the sake of modesty as well as safety and convenience.
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• United States
22 Mar 07
I just wish I wasn't afraid of the water. I don't even go near it if I can help it.
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@cblackink (969)
• United States
12 Mar 07
Pool only, I'm not a strong enough swimmer for the ocean and lakes give me the creeps because I can't see anything under the water.
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• United States
12 Mar 07
I can certainly relate to all your reasons.
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@badkat83 (1621)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Pool - not too much creeping around in there.....
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• United States
14 Nov 06
At least we hope not...thanks for your response.
• United States
14 Nov 06
At least we hope not...thanks for your response.
• United States
14 Nov 06
At least we hope not...thanks for your response.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I love swimming in a Lake. Some of my favorite memories are those I spent at our Cottage on a Lake. We water-skiied, canoed, sailboated, and swam just about every day all summer long.
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• United States
28 Oct 06
Thanks so much for sharing with us, Hush. Sounds like a lot of fun during the summer.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Those are some of the happiest memories I have of time spent with my parents and siblings. The lake is 1/4 mile wide and 1/2 mile long and has two private islands on it. It's so gorgeous in the fall - the colored leaves reflecting on the water makes the lake look like a mirror. I loved the sound of the loons calling out to one another early in the mornings.
• United States
29 Oct 06
So, when are we going there? LOL.
@kane_b2 (20)
• India
3 Nov 06
In glass of water.
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• United States
3 Nov 06
Funny...thanks for responding.
• India
3 Nov 06
I am not an expert swimmer, I would choose shallow pool as a safe option. With life-boats following me.
• United States
4 Nov 06
I truly love your sense of humor, and I can relate to having lifeboats there.
@Stiletto (4584)
20 Oct 06
I can't swim and I don't like being in any of them but if I have to choose it would be a pool. At least they are clean!
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• United States
21 Oct 06
I can't swim either and I stick to a pool now. I've almost drowned in the ocean 3 times...that's enough of that.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
21 Mar 07
You will have to try swimming in Salt Lake, Claudia. The salt is so plentiful you become very bouyont and I am told you can not go under. Of course, you end up having salt coming out of your skin and ears for a few weeks afterwards :)
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• United States
23 Mar 07
Never been to Salt Lake City, but my sister who lives in Kansas City has been there on business for her company. I think I'd have to pass on trying the lake there...LOL.
• United States
31 Oct 06
I LOVE to swim! I mostly swim in a pool but I love the ocean too. I get a lil scared tho so I only go in up to my waist!
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• United States
31 Oct 06
I won't go above my ankles...LOL. Thanks for your response.
• United States
3 Nov 06
My husband doesn't understand my fear, but at least he doesn't force me to go into the water.
• United States
29 Oct 06
I prefer to swim in a pool. Although I love the beach, I do not go swimming in the ocean. That all stopped when I saw Jaws. LOL! I swear, that movie put me completely off swimming in the ocean.
• United States
29 Oct 06
Me, too! Only a pool for me!
• United States
29 Oct 06
And it's not just sharks now...it's also stingrays and barracuda out there to get you. Thanks for your response.
• India
27 Mar 07
my first choice would be ocean! being a cancerian, i love being close to water and being me, i simply love beaches and the endless ocean!
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• United States
28 Mar 07
You sure make it sound appealing.
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
I think I haven't swam in a lake yet. Isn't it nice to have swam there? Hmmm... I dunno but I don't think so. Neither in an ocean too. It's a vast type of water so I think I won't dare swimming there, unless if it's only a sea where I know it's kinda safer than the ocean. I know how to swim but I won't dare swim in an ocean. In the pool? Yes, a lot of times regardless how deep is the size of the pool. It doesn't matter. Swimming pools are the most safe swimming waters that one can swim. :)
• United States
28 Mar 07
You sure gave a lot of good reasons to swim in a pool.
• United States
25 Mar 07
It would have to be a pool. I can not stand the thought of swimming in places where fish and other things poop. That is just gross. At least if someone does it in the pool the chlorine makes it cleaner.
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• United States
26 Mar 07
You really made me laugh with your comment...
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
25 Mar 07
I don't mind lakes but i always wonder if there's something in the water that i cant see, i'm scared of sharks (i'm in Aus) so the ocean i'm not keen on so i guess my preference would be the pool. Although, after a while the chlorine gets to me, maybe a salt pool would be best!!!
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• United States
26 Mar 07
A saltwater pool sounds like a good idea.
@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I love all 3 but I prefer to swim in a pool. Preferably an inground pool, oh how I wish I had one too :) The reason I like the pool the best is because I am not the greatest swimmer in the world and really deep waters scare me and make me nervous. I had a near drowning experience when I was a teenager and it has scarred me for life. Also in lakes and the ocean, you have fish and snakes, etc. that you share the water with.
• United States
25 Mar 07
Nearly drowning 3 times has also scarred me, so I know what you mean.
@crickethear (1420)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Ocean in a heart beat. The wavier the better, too.
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• United States
23 Mar 07
That's how my son is...the ocean in a heartbeat.
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@ladydi151 (202)
• United States
14 Mar 07
None; how about you?
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• United States
14 Mar 07
That's exactly what I prefer...LOL.
@drakan291 (818)
• Ireland
6 Mar 07
I really like swimming in a river espesslay when i got a snorcal. Also for the person who said swimming pools are clan there not, their full of pee and feces from kids!
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• United States
6 Mar 07
Yuck! What a horrible thought...LOL.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
13 Nov 06
RIVER! It moves. Never swim DOWN STREAM of people!!!
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• United States
18 Nov 06
I'll remember that...LOL. Thanks for your response.
@madhavi123 (2554)
• United States
8 Nov 06
i can't swim i never learned . But in this summer i am planning to go for swimming classes. How abt u?
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• United States
18 Nov 06
I learned to swim when I was about 6, but I've almost drowned 3 times in my life...so now I just stay out of the water. Thanks for your response.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
8 Nov 06
I like nature so I would say a lake or the ocean I like to play beach games too like volleyball
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• United States
16 Nov 06
Thanks so much for your response.