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kpnuts

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Major improvement, well for me
« on: September 15, 2015, 04:20:25 pm »

Well this morning I've gone from a non swimmer to 4 1/2 widths, amazing what you can do on holiday (tbh not in one go ) but I am chuffed, my brother will be embarrassed he can swim like a fish. I must also admit I'm knackered for the rest of the day.
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Re: Major improvement, well for me
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2015, 05:45:24 pm »


Well done sir!   O0

 ..... some of better boats won't do 4 1/2 widths!
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Re: Major improvement, well for me
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2015, 07:34:05 pm »

Well done mate.

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Re: Major improvement, well for me
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2015, 08:17:20 pm »

Swimming is one of life's great achievements - once learned, never forgotten
 
....it could save your life one day, or someone else's for that matter.
 
So, well done friend. :-))
 
Regards,
 
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Re: Major improvement, well for me
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2015, 08:30:26 pm »

Thanks guys, need a lot more practice but I think I could like this new activity. Don't know how my missus and the friends we came with manage to do lengths and lengths. I was put off for years as I tried in my teens and someone jumped in and dragged me to the side as they thought I was drowning, they had the best of intentions but I thought if my attempts are that bad I must look like a right numpty, I was so embarrassed, I told our friends and they asked how I swam and I showed me the breast stroke and I've not looked back, my only problem now is I can only swim for as long as I can hold my breath, which is why I can't do a width in one go.
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Re: Major improvement, well for me
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2015, 09:46:56 am »


Bit of a disadvantage.   ok2

Try staying afloat and not going anywhere to practice breathing.  In the shallow end to start with.

Cheers

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Re: Major improvement, well for me
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2015, 07:01:07 pm »


Hi all well back off hols, here are a few pics of my unsuccessful attempts to float







Guess i'm heavey boned
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Re: Major improvement, well for me
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2015, 07:58:38 pm »

Stick your head back - ears under. It'll bring your feet up.

As to breathing, try swimming on your back...leg kicks like the front crawl, and arms doing a sort of breast stroke. You can breathe all you like, and keep going all day. (But you do bump into things).

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Re: Major improvement, well for me
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2015, 08:42:24 am »

SWIMMING STAYING ALIVE IN THE WATER!!!
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Re: Major improvement, well for me
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2015, 08:49:47 am »

As Jake Thakray once wrote - My function in the water is to sink.
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Re: Major improvement, well for me
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2015, 12:56:18 pm »

I can't swim at all..I don't float. Both my late brother and I couldn't float...twice I've nearly drowned through that. Once at school swimming lessons (Teacher asked 'can you swim'..I replied 'no'...teacher said 'now's your chance to learn' and pushed me in. I woke up in hospital...
Another time I fell in a local river whilst fishing, luckily a friend saw me in trouble and grabbed my hair, and managed to pull me to shallower water.


Ever since the school episode I've never been able to take a bath, I always take a shower every day. Caused a bit of friction once when I was in hospital, and the doctor told me I was to take a salt bath...
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Re: Major improvement, well for me
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2015, 01:29:34 am »

Mate of mine from kindergarten thru to high school attained his Australian Surf Bronze Medallion @ the age of 15 & became an OZ Life Saver :-))

Joined the Commonwealth Bank after school......then worked on a few Cunard liners [in the casino's money exchanges] between UK & New York.......

He then worked as a Life Guard & indoor pool swimming teacher in London ....yes teaching Poms how to float  {-) ....... Derek
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Re: Major improvement, well for me
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2015, 08:43:52 pm »

Likewise, I am not one of life's swimmers. I did manage to swim with a float by the age of eleven but they are quite bulky to carry around!
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