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Post by RITH » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:51 pm

I went swimming tonight in a poor attempt to find a new way of turning this 30 year old body into a beautiful piece of manlihood again. Again? Anyway, I swam for an hour and I quite liked it to my surprise.

In the pool next to mine was nudist swimming tonight. Well why not.
They closed the curtain though.

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Re: Swimming

Post by The Rocky Nest » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:59 pm

I would like to try nudist swimming more often.
When i was a kid my Dad worked at a swimming baths and i'd be allowed in after hours. I often used to take my speedo trunks off for a length or two whilst my Dad checked the filters and pH value of the pool in the boiler house.
It's very liberating!
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Re: Swimming

Post by Martijn » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:09 pm

I went through a short period two years ago when I would swim for about an hour two or three times a week. I thought it was very relaxing. Much more relaxing than running which, although I like it better, always stresses me out. To run well, my brain needs to be empty, while swimming makes my brain empty.

Our new flat, that we'll move to next month, is almost next door to the swimming pool. Hopefully we'll manage to go there at least once a week.

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Post by RITH » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:17 pm

Martijn wrote:To run well, my brain needs to be empty, while swimming makes my brain empty.
Yes! I liked that a lot about tonight. I'll try going once or twice a week. It's a lot nicer on my knees as well.

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Re: Swimming

Post by RITH » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:59 pm

I arrived at the pool today, only forgetting both my towel and my trunks. Sadly it wasn't a nudist swimming afternoon this time.

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Post by gumdrops+lollipops » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:55 am

Believe it or not (it's maybe more unexpected if you really know me), I used to play water polo. While I liked the game, I found the length swimming just as fulfilling. It's very meditative. I think the hot shower afterward adds to this mental and physical cleansing experience.

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Post by My Melody » Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:24 am

Yay, I went swimming today! 50 minutes freestyle and breaststroke. I feel really good now. Also, I am at my parents and they live in this small town where the world is still in order. And they have this lovely little indoor swimming pool where people think it is crowded when there's more then 10 swimmers there and it actually isn't. Compared to the swimming pools in Frankfurt, it is so quiet and peaceful!

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Re: Swimming

Post by susanb » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:01 pm

Martijn wrote:I thought it was very relaxing. Much more relaxing than running which, although I like it better, always stresses me out. To run well, my brain needs to be empty, while swimming makes my brain empty.
I find swimming relaxing as well, I damaged a muscle in my leg a few years ago and swimming regularly helps to stop the muscle cramping up as badly which is an added bonus. I'm going to go to the uni swimming pool in about half an hour, I'm hoping it's not too busy but it probably will be. They have the pool split into 3 sections (slow, medium and fast) which means at least it's possible to swim lengths fairly comfortably even when it's busy.
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Re: Swimming

Post by indiehorse » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:08 pm

I keep on meaning to start swimming again. And then I forget.

Edit: that is to say, I mean to start going swimming again. I don't mean that I stop swimming whilst I'm in the pool and forget to start again and then sink to the bottom and drown. No.

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Re: Swimming

Post by Martijn » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:42 am

Martijn wrote:Our new flat, that we'll move to next month, is almost next door to the swimming pool. Hopefully we'll manage to go there at least once a week.
So much for great resolutions. I haven't been to the pool one single time. My excuse is that the thing has huge windows on ground level, so when you walk by (which I do at least twice a day), you're just a few metres away of middle-aged women doing aquarobics or something.

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Re: Swimming

Post by My Melody » Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:40 pm

That's an excellent excuse, Martijn!

I actually went swimming, the second time this year. My resolution was to go twice a week. Oh well... I really enjoyed it though. Have to motivate myself to go more often! But how?

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Post by obo-bobolina » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:10 pm

I finally bought myself a proper swimsuit last night so I went for a quick swim after my normal workout this morning. The pool is actually really nice. I didn't swim for long as I was already quite tired from doing weights, but it felt good just doing 10 lengths so I think I'll try to make a habit of going straight after my weekly morning gym session.
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Re: Swimming

Post by nanski » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:43 pm

one of the great things about my new house, if not the greatest thing, is that the sea is right in my back garden. it's not the best swimming beach, but it will do. shame it's gone a bit chilly, so I'll have to wait to go in. (and i haven't found the box with my swimsuit in yet)
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Re: Swimming

Post by tonieee » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:04 am

Today I swam for the first time in my life. It was amazing! Why has it taken all my life to discover this?

'Swam' might be a bit of an overstatement though - I was doing a pathetic attempt at backstroke and lacking any ability to move around anywhere. Just bobbed around in the sea for ages alternating between moments of panic and bliss.

I think I've worked why I've never been able to swim before - I hate swimming pools. The smell and the atmosphere of the places never made me want to be there and get into the right frame of mind to get over my perfectly rational fear of water but this holiday I got to spend some time on my own in the sea and it seemed a perfectly natural thing to do.

I want to do it more but the sea is not located anywhere convenient for me. Somebody needs to build a sea in Sheffield.

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Re: Swimming

Post by F. Jasmine » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:26 am

Hey, I like the idea of swimming but can't really swim either. I can splash about a bit in a desperate doggy style with my head extended as far out of the water as I can get it but have never learned any proper strokes. Hats off to you for attempting to swim in the sea. As much as I love the seaside, going into the sea so it comes anywhere above the knees scares the sweet beejeesus out of me.

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Post by tonieee » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:53 am

Normally being that deep in any water would scare me too but the sea was lovely and inviting and when I realised that the waves were lifting me slightly every time they went by I realised I could float. That's something I previously thought was impossible even though other people seemed to be able to do it. I guess it's a faith thing - if you believe, it can happen. I've finally got a religion and it's swimming!

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Re: Swimming

Post by mimpkin » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:40 am

I nearly drowned as a kid and was put off swimming for a very long time but now I swim every week at least once and I love it! Wouldn't it be great to have your own swimming pool?
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