Can you swim?

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Can you swim?

DreamWolf DreamWolf 02/23/2012

Maybe you will laugh but don't do so if this is the first time you have ever heard about it: some people can't swim, seriously...

Of course such a thing depends heavily on your environment, how your family raised you, if you are taught to swim in school, and other factors - but anyway... Can you swim? :)

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DreamWolf DreamWolf
Swimming is meant in a general way here, meaning that you are able to do the swimming, but it doesn't have to mean that you are a good swimmer...
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Chirple Chirple
Yep !

No one really taught me, though. I was just in an after-school day-care program and they'd let us play in the pool and I watched other people.
02/23/2012
acessorie acessorie
I love swimming!
I learned at about 5yrs old.
02/23/2012
mistressg mistressg
Barely.
02/23/2012
mistressg mistressg
Quote:
Originally posted by mistressg
Barely.
And by "barely", I mean, BARELY. Like, just about can't.
02/23/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Love to swim - I taught swimming for many years - from about 7 or 8 up to adults. For a while I also taught SCUBA as well.
02/23/2012
LAndJ LAndJ
I can swim, not very well, but I can.
02/24/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I learned to swim when I was 4 or 5ish.
02/24/2012
js250 js250
I have tried and tried and tried. I sink like a rock.
02/24/2012
Undead Undead
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Swimming is meant in a general way here, meaning that you are able to do the swimming, but it doesn't have to mean that you are a good swimmer...
I can
02/24/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I used to lifeguard.
02/24/2012
GONE! GONE!
I can't swim well. I can float around and do various styles of swimming in a pool on a warm day but as soon as I'm in water that's really cold? I just start sinking. D:
02/24/2012
ladychristie ladychristie
I can't swim to save my life lol
02/24/2012
ijako9 ijako9
I learned back when i was like 8 or something
02/24/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
nope
02/24/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
Yeah, I can swim. Took lessons as a kid, but I've never been as big into swimming as my sister who did it pretty competitively throughout her school years.
02/24/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
Yea I can swim I was pretty much brought up in water haha.
02/24/2012
Gracie Gracie
I love to swim! When I was in college I even took and passed the lifesaving course. I had another job though so I never actually worked as a lifeguard though, but I still love to swim!
02/24/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I am not the best at it but I can swim.
02/24/2012
The Mother of a SiNner The Mother of a SiNner
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Swimming is meant in a general way here, meaning that you are able to do the swimming, but it doesn't have to mean that you are a good swimmer...
sure can i grew up playing out side
02/24/2012
hyperballad hyperballad
It was required for a lot of my after school programs when I was a kid
02/24/2012
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Swimming is meant in a general way here, meaning that you are able to do the swimming, but it doesn't have to mean that you are a good swimmer...
yes i can swim i was taughta fter i had an asthma attack in a public pool and nearly drowned
02/24/2012
Graniteal Graniteal
Yes, I love to swim!
02/24/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
Yep and I like it.
02/24/2012
I like to try harder I like to try harder
Swimming is a requirement for the Coast Guard...20 years, got to swim in many places around the world.
02/24/2012
Sunshineamine Sunshineamine
I used to free dive when I lived in south florida, swam all the time and love it. My boyfriend can not swim at all. I have to teach him for sure though. The last two summers he got away with out me teaching him but not this year. HE WILL SWIM!
02/24/2012
TheSinDoll TheSinDoll
Yes. We've always gone to the lake to swim since we were little. I've always had my kids around water and they can swim better than I can.

I have to hold my nose, but they are like fish.
02/24/2012
HugsAndBites HugsAndBites
i love swimming
02/24/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Swimming is meant in a general way here, meaning that you are able to do the swimming, but it doesn't have to mean that you are a good swimmer...
In high school, I took a class to learn how to swim.
02/24/2012
Angel Baby Angel Baby
Im the stupid person at the beach swimming way to far out and most likely to get ate by a shark. I love the water.
02/24/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I love to swim, though I don't get much opportunity to do so. I taught myself how when I was about six. Though I'm no champion or endurance swimmer, I'm at least capable of making my way from one end of a decent-sized pool to the other (but I do get tired quickly doing that).
02/24/2012
Badass Badass
i would survive if thrown into a pond, lake, pool, river, or ocean.
02/24/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Yes I can swim.
02/24/2012
AJvil AJvil
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Swimming is meant in a general way here, meaning that you are able to do the swimming, but it doesn't have to mean that you are a good swimmer...
I can.
02/24/2012
geliebt geliebt
Yeah. I can't swim WELL, but I won't drown if I'm in the water!
02/24/2012
Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
I put other because I know how to swim but I am not very good at it.
02/24/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
Quote:
Originally posted by Secret Pleasure
I put other because I know how to swim but I am not very good at it.
Same. I learned my first year of college. I can swim underwater, I had so many ear problems as a kid that I can't do any kind of swimming where my head goes above water, it throws my balance off and my body automatically stands up no matter what. I plan on getting lessons for my kids so they don't have to deal with it later on.
02/24/2012
curious kitten curious kitten
love to swim. would rather be in a pool everyday for about 1 to 2 hours.
02/25/2012
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
Yep, I can swim. I grew up with a pool in my back yard, and learned at an early age. It does not at all surprise me that some people just never learn. In fact, I had a co-worker who was 33 recently that was married a few months ago and they were heading to Mexico for the honeymoon. I teased him and told him there is always water-sports he can participate in. He didn't find it too amusing, not that he was mad at me for that, just sort of embarassed that he did not know how to swim. They had fun regardless, so all is good in the hood.
02/25/2012
Djiffy Djiffy
I learned to swim as a kid. Never had the luxury of a pool in my yard, though that would have been awesome.
03/20/2012
Lock Lock
Yep, learned young.
03/20/2012
hjtee hjtee
I'm afraid of water. I which I had learned at a very young age.
03/21/2012
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Swimming is meant in a general way here, meaning that you are able to do the swimming, but it doesn't have to mean that you are a good swimmer...
I can swim. I had to take lessons up until I was 12 but I learned how to swim.
03/21/2012
Lizzy Lizzy
What time is the pool party? I make killer punch.
03/21/2012
Jaimes Jaimes
I love water. There was a distinct time in my early twenties when it dawned on me that not everyone knows how to swim. The thought never really crossed my mind before, since it was such a common thing where I grew up. I was talking to a friend from Hungary, and she didn't really have access to recreational water, so never learned how. In fact, it was very surprising to her when she came to the US that so many people COULD swim, since very few people she knew in Hungary could. That blew my mind.
03/21/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Swimming is meant in a general way here, meaning that you are able to do the swimming, but it doesn't have to mean that you are a good swimmer...
I can swim like a fish and we make sure our children can both swim and have the skills to keep themselves alive in any water related emergency.
03/21/2012
CindyH CindyH
can swim but not great
03/21/2012
Hallmar82 Hallmar82
Rather well, but I never wanted to be a life-guard
03/21/2012
llellsee llellsee
I can't swim at all.
03/21/2012
pestilence pestilence
I can swim, but not very well. I have a lot of trouble staying above water while upright - I can float on my back but simply paddling in place takes a lot out of me to the point that I rarely go deep enough that my feet don't touch the ground.
03/21/2012
Woman China Woman China
I can swim like a fish. Just not as graceful!!
03/21/2012
Taylor Taylor
I can sort of thrash around attempting to keep my head above water, but I'm pretty sure that's drowning and not swimming.
03/21/2012
Beck Beck
I have been swimming since I was a toddler. My mom said when she first put me in the water I was like a fish. My 1year old is like this too.
03/28/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I can swim, but not in the 'correct' way.
03/28/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I can't swim; I need to take lessons so I am able to protect my kids.
03/28/2012
Kitka Kitka
I had the opportunity to teach myself how to swim when staying with my grandparents at the campground they spent their summers at. God that was so long ago lol. I think I helped teach my sister too. Now if I could just get my son to be a little more brave I could teach him how to swim.
03/28/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I love swimming and floating!!
03/28/2012
PolyLove PolyLove
I can swim. I love swimming. I'm not the best at it. But still, I can do it! My husband on the other hand, his whole family can swim... him... at 115lbs, nope. Not even float. My skinny hubby sinks like a 2 ton rock.
03/28/2012
ellejay ellejay
Yep!
03/28/2012
Azule Azule
I can swim, took lessons when I was younger.
03/28/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
I love swimming, I actually took lessons after I started to swim just for the sake of swimming even more... But now, I'm so self conscious about not being a man and all that I'd rather not swim publicly.
03/28/2012
SecretKinksters SecretKinksters
Love to swim!
07/10/2012
Ilovelingerie Ilovelingerie
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Swimming is meant in a general way here, meaning that you are able to do the swimming, but it doesn't have to mean that you are a good swimmer...
I learned to swim on my own =D
07/10/2012
MnK MnK
Yes! Life in Florida is very fun in the water
07/10/2012
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I can swim really well, as much as I'm afraid of water.
07/10/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Yes, I loved the water as early as 5 or 6 years old. I eventually became a lifeguard during the summers when I was in college. Love to see all the beautiful girls; and I saved a few, or at least I thought they needed saving!! Ha!
07/10/2012
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
Yup! I was raised on a river. I kinda learned from watching other people, eventually did a few summers as a Lifeguard.
07/10/2012
J5ive J5ive
I never learned
07/10/2012
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
I can swim... kinda...
07/10/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Yep, since I was a kid.
07/11/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I can but was never officially taught!
07/11/2012
Rey Rey
i used to be able to swim:/
In school we did lessons and i was fine.

Fast forward a few decades later of no swimming, and yeah, i discover that it's a skill i have lost over time
07/11/2012
HippieFeet HippieFeet
i love swimming! i miss it. we have a shared pool at our complex but its always filled with screaming kids. and the parents just let them scream. i don't want to share it with them. i can barely stand being in my apartment plenty of feet away from the pool with my doors and windows closed when they do that
07/11/2012
lisaswartz lisaswartz
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Swimming is meant in a general way here, meaning that you are able to do the swimming, but it doesn't have to mean that you are a good swimmer...
yes i can swim
07/11/2012
Mrs.Intensity Mrs.Intensity
I LOVE swimming! We have to go at least once a week because I love it as a workout. My kids are learning to be water babies too.
07/11/2012
amazon amazon
Like a fish!
07/11/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I love to swim!
07/11/2012
Princess Zelda Princess Zelda
I'm like a fish
07/11/2012
gloomybear gloomybear
i learned to swim when i was a baby
07/11/2012
AmberM AmberM
I'm like a fish in water. I have been swimming since I was around a year old. (:
07/11/2012
quinceykay quinceykay
Not very well, lol :/
07/11/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I love to swim!!
07/11/2012
xMila xMila
I can swim, my father taught me when I was very little.
07/11/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Swimming is meant in a general way here, meaning that you are able to do the swimming, but it doesn't have to mean that you are a good swimmer...
We have both scuba dived together since college. We LOVE to swim.
07/11/2012
Oliver Gray Oliver Gray
I love swimming :3
07/11/2012
pasdechat pasdechat
Yes, but I hardly ever get a chance to anymore
07/11/2012
EdenUser EdenUser
Yup. c:
07/11/2012
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Swimming is meant in a general way here, meaning that you are able to do the swimming, but it doesn't have to mean that you are a good swimmer...
I love swimming! I learn at a young age.
My mom calls me a fish! I could spend EVERYDAY at a pool if I could.
07/11/2012
Teaser Teaser
I can swim, if you call what I do in the water swimming. However, I really don't like to.
07/11/2012
michael scofield michael scofield
nope scared of water
07/11/2012
Charry Charry
I can swim, although I'm rather bad at it.
07/11/2012
amazon amazon
Been swimming since i was a child
07/12/2012
duff duff
Enough to not drown
07/12/2012
pirkit pirkit
I can swim, just not very well.
07/12/2012
booboo111926 booboo111926
yes i can
07/12/2012
Moniqua Moniqua
I can. lol.
07/12/2012
Scrawberry78 Scrawberry78
I am a great swimmer. I love water
07/13/2012
KRD KRD
I was a lifeguard for 8 years. I love water!
07/13/2012
freshbananas freshbananas
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Swimming is meant in a general way here, meaning that you are able to do the swimming, but it doesn't have to mean that you are a good swimmer...
I might be part fish
07/13/2012
Anne Anne
More like doggie paddle. Lol.
07/13/2012
trollface trollface
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Swimming is meant in a general way here, meaning that you are able to do the swimming, but it doesn't have to mean that you are a good swimmer...
yes i can swim
07/13/2012
Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
yeah, i can swim.
07/26/2012
emilia emilia
like a fish
07/26/2012
Melan!e Melan!e
Yup I took lessons when I was little. I love swimming!
07/26/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
I love to swim, but my dad can't!
07/26/2012
PeachCandy PeachCandy
I'm a great swimmer! I love to swim
07/26/2012
Billie Bones Billie Bones
I grew up in Florida. Water everywhere! Lets go to the beach!
07/26/2012
Owl Owl
I took lessons when I was little.
07/26/2012
Boyfriend Boyfriend
I can swim, I think it's important for parents to teach their kids how to swim.
07/26/2012
Deeder Deeder
My parents always wanted my sisters and I to be strong swimmers, so when each of us were only a few months old they took us to our grandparents house and dropped us in. After a second or two we just floated back to the surface and have been in the water ever since!
07/26/2012
michael scofield michael scofield
nope can't swim some family member told me ima learn today one day and just threw me in i almost died
07/26/2012
cricket cricket
Of course
07/26/2012
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Swimming is meant in a general way here, meaning that you are able to do the swimming, but it doesn't have to mean that you are a good swimmer...
i can
07/26/2012
Do emu Do emu
Quote:
Originally posted by DreamWolf
Swimming is meant in a general way here, meaning that you are able to do the swimming, but it doesn't have to mean that you are a good swimmer...
I can, but my technique is probably all wrong. I have fun, but I probably look really awkward when I swim. I just went an hour ago! :3
08/16/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I love swimming. Growing up, my family had a boat so I spent a lot of time in the water. Last semester I took a conditioning swimming class at my university to perfect my technique. Swimming is my favorite way to exercise.
08/16/2012
Ganconagh Ganconagh
Not great at it, but I love it
08/16/2012
Total posts: 116
Unique posters: 113