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    Can you Swim.....................?

    I know this sounds dumb....But4 real i see/read so many freak accidents that happen in the water and people die or close enough cause they cant swim. Im thinkin WTF, i never took any swim lessons and I can swim great and surf..Just curious to how many can actually swim, Im thinkin only a vary few people cant.?

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    i can, but most arnt just bc they cant swim, they are injured or drunk, or black...lol on a serious note, a guy i knew in the army swore that black ppl couldnt swim, and i noticed if u watch all the challenges on tv, whenever its a water one, the black ppl are always first out.. coincidence... maybe... but i always thought it was funny he thought that

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    I can swim good. My grandparents had a pool that I'd swim in ever since I was like 2 or 3. My parents made me take swim lessons at the YMCA for a few years too. As wierd as this may sound, I still remember the very first time I was underwater, the instructor dunked me for a couple sec, it was probably 21 or 22 years ago and I still remember.

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    my mother taught me to swim very young...would always take me in the water as a baby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decadbal
    i can, but most arnt just bc they cant swim, they are injured or drunk, or black...lol on a serious note, a guy i knew in the army swore that black ppl couldnt swim, and i noticed if u watch all the challenges on tv, whenever its a water one, the black ppl are always first out.. coincidence... maybe... but i always thought it was funny he thought that
    I had a hommie that use to say the same thing, soo funny this guy, you gotta love em..Every weekend ide envite him to come with me on my boat, and hed say heeellll naaa with a bunch of white people i dont think soo, didnt you know black people dont like water and cant swim good....this the second time i herd that..but i still dont believe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stayinstacked
    I can swim good. My grandparents had a pool that I'd swim in ever since I was like 2 or 3. My parents made me take swim lessons at the YMCA for a few years too. As wierd as this may sound, I still remember the very first time I was underwater, the instructor dunked me for a couple sec, it was probably 21 or 22 years ago and I still remember.

    damn you have a good memory.Were the same age (25) and i can barely remember anything before i was about 7...Proly all the trees i fell out of though..........

    ~dv~

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    I can swim with the best of them......... I have swam a mile before and then I swam 2 miles in open water no time to stop and put your feet down to rest except on the 2 mile when you got to one side you could catch a breather and rest your arms before you went back across

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    who cant swim?

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    I'm a Red Cross certified lifeguard, so yeah, I can swim.

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    I'm a fair swimmer. Last month I hit 650 meters on my Cooper 12 with a freestyle. What I find difficult is adjusting buoancy when in water with larger than average (swimmers, not you guys) musculature. I find I really have to drive my head deeper than most to buoy up my hips and legs which makes it a real pain in the arse to clear my head when I go for air.

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    i can swim
    i swim four days a week..

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    I swim 2 miles in 2 minutes

    I can also sprint on top of water cuz im so fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by chest6
    I swim 2 miles in 2 minutes

    I can also sprint on top of water cuz im so fast

    You have to be the biggest whore here...run forest run

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    I grew up on the water...and like most people who have can attest, you become quite the waterman in the process.

    -shaokahn-

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    yessum

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    yes sir

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    I don't know about other black people but I sink like a fvcking rock if I stop swimming/treading water. I have a lot of friends that can like lay on their back and float in the water but if I try it I sink to the bottom of the pool. So, yes I can swim but it's like a workout or something.

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    I'm down here in South Florida. Was scuba certified at 14 years old. Use to free drive 80' to spearfish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scriptfactory
    I don't know about other black people but I sink like a fvcking rock if I stop swimming/treading water. I have a lot of friends that can like lay on their back and float in the water but if I try it I sink to the bottom of the pool. So, yes I can swim but it's like a workout or something.
    im white, but im definitely in the same boat as you. swimming pisses me off, and i surf.

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    i took lessons when i was VERY young. had a pool in our backyard for most of my life. and now i scuba dive on occasion.

    so yea, i can swim pretty well.

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    yeah , was in the swimming team till I was 12...love the water

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    i can swim for miles but i cant do front crawl to save my life. The leaner you are the harder it is to remain boyant as you have less bodyfat.

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    nearly 3/4 of the earth's surface is water. swimming is something everybody should learn.

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    my two year old can already swim

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    High school swim team.
    In my 20s I was a SCUBA instructor.

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    Anyone ever swam with dolphins????????

    Its pretty cool !!!!!!! Especially when they are wild in the ocean

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    most freak accidents happen when people panic or fatigue sets in. i can swim very well but pools and oceans are two different things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edmen2
    most freak accidents happen when people panic or fatigue sets in. i can swim very well but pools and oceans are two different things.

    Yes you are correct but I love swimming in the ocean

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    yes i can swim!

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    about 8 miles 5x week
    in the english channel... cold ass shit

    also swam 2 miles off the coast of norway - no wet or dry suit, just my skiddies

    black people are said to have denser bones than white people (or is it lighter) anyway it inhibits their swimming ability, the same with gymnastics or something... its a genetic thing i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoRnErBaCk_BlItZ
    about 8 miles 5x week
    in the english channel... cold ass shit

    also swam 2 miles off the coast of norway - no wet or dry suit, just my skiddies

    black people are said to have denser bones than white people (or is it lighter) anyway it inhibits their swimming ability, the same with gymnastics or something... its a genetic thing i think
    swimming in teh channel. Lovley

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginkobulloba
    I'm a Red Cross certified lifeguard, so yeah, I can swim.
    I'm an emt who can swim well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoRnErBaCk_BlItZ
    about 8 miles 5x week
    in the english channel... cold ass shit

    also swam 2 miles off the coast of norway - no wet or dry suit, just my skiddies

    black people are said to have denser bones than white people (or is it lighter) anyway it inhibits their swimming ability, the same with gymnastics or something... its a genetic thing i think
    crazy. aren't you worried about getting hit by boats? i would definetely drowned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scriptfactory
    I don't know about other black people but I sink like a fvcking rock if I stop swimming/treading water. I have a lot of friends that can like lay on their back and float in the water but if I try it I sink to the bottom of the pool. So, yes I can swim but it's like a workout or something.

    My two good friends also are like black boulders when they get in the water, straight to the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puffader
    I'm down here in South Florida. Was scuba certified at 14 years old. Use to free drive 80' to spearfish.
    Dam! I turn into a little girl at about 40'...on a good day. I watched the "Deep Blue" and was blown away by this stuff..I don't know how close to reality this mirrors real world freediving, but that's some cool sht!

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    Quote Originally Posted by punchrf
    crazy. aren't you worried about getting hit by boats? i would definetely drowned.
    I swim in the militarized zone off poole harbour... main things to watch out for are jellyfish and floating condoms
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoRnErBaCk_BlItZ
    ... main things to watch out for are jellyfish and floating condoms
    from cruise ships I hope? Thats a little scary, jellyfish too. Sounds like you guys put a lot of time in the water. You guys use fins or bare feet?

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    we alternate depending on how hard we pushed ourselves that day, plus weather if the swells are pretty big we'll fin it to get it over with quicker

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    My niece died when she was 4. I wish she could have been able to swim.. I urge everyone to take lessons and their kids

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