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Can you swim?

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Can you swim?

Post by LuluJeanne » Mon May 31, 2010 1:18 pm

Hello :)

Just a quick question. I'm wondering whether dyspraxics/dyslexics find it difficult to learn how to swim?

I can't swim at all. I've tried for years, but i just cannot get my arms and legs to co-ordinate, my arms will be doing a breast-stroke, but my legs are sinking in the water!

Anyone had any similar experiences?
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Re: Can you swim?

Post by differentfromtherest » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:20 am

yhh i have that problem i can now from last summer swim a lenth but not very well and near the wall so i can grab it haha. so yh might be a dyspraxic thing. coz of the coodination
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Re: Can you swim?

Post by Robletthenob » Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:17 am

took me 6 long years to learn how to swim hahahaha i can swim now but very very very badly :lol: , people used to laugh at the fact i couldnt swim but i didnt care, its like riding a bike once u learn difficult to forget how :D , just keep trying to swim ur bound to get it right eventually :) ;)
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Re: Can you swim?

Post by Bounce » Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:48 pm

I have trouble but I am confident I won't sink

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Re: Can you swim?

Post by Pieman » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:56 pm

I always thought I was wierd because I couldnt swim but now I might have the answer why! I was always in the lowest group lol.

I can just about swim but only at the side because as soon as I start to sink it all goes wrong and i end up looking like a hippo or something. I have never been able to tread water!!!!

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Re: Can you swim?

Post by DaisyDelMonte » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:04 pm

I only learnt to swim a few years ago, I was rubbish at it but one thing I had over the other learners was lack of fear. I wasn't afraid of the water, I just couldn't get my limbs co-ordinated to learn the strokes! I had a really good teacher who instead of forcing me to try and learn a set stroke (like they had a at school), she got me to just flounder about as best i could, looked carefully and decided that i naturally suited breaststroke. I can manage to swim a length now, but more importantly i can float, which is a lovely feeling and a bit of respite from the sensory overload that life seems to be for me! Keep trying!
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Re: Can you swim?

Post by differentfromtherest » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:54 am

my sis is having a pool party at the weekend and insists i swim, there will be loads of people there and i have never swam in front tht mean people before, if u can call it swiming, i dont wanna make an idiot of myself. any advice?
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Re: Can you swim?

Post by Creative » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:09 pm

Swimming is one of the only sports I can do. I learnt to swim when I was about 6 or 7. My stroke is not perfect and I'm not that fast but I can do the breast stroke ok. I can't manage front crawl. I find it exhausting!

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Re: Can you swim?

Post by Remus » Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:17 am

I cannot swim at all. I have had lessons but for me, it just did not work. I just could not get the motion right, I had really trouble keeping my legs up.
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Re: Can you swim?

Post by SirDaveofDanger » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:37 pm

I can swim reasonably well (I represented my school in several competitions over 4/5 years to a reasonable level). I was known as 'the finisher' for relays as I generally was ther fastest over a short distance, out of the group I was with. The trouble is I lack finances to do anything swimming related at this moment in time, unless I happen to be somewhere with a pool that is free to use, but would love to get back into it full time (as its more fun than walking, in my opinion)

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Re: Can you swim?

Post by philip banham » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:35 am

it took me a long time to learn to do it, but like with most things once i learned to do it i got reasonably good. im hardly the fastest swimmer but i can do distances well, i suppose it varies from person to person
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Re: Can you swim?

Post by Osymandus » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:51 pm

Like afish to water as teh saying goes oddly never had issues ? (used to spend loads of time underwataer where by i freaked peopel out(that was when i was a bit fitter as well ;) )

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Re: Can you swim?

Post by Liz944 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:21 pm

I used to swim competitively.... unfortunately now I am banned from the pool on medical grounds. :(
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Re: Can you swim?

Post by brian » Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:28 am

Yes, I can swim.

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Re: Can you swim?

Post by Evasura » Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:41 pm

I can swim quite well. The only sign of dyspraxia that I could have there is that I am left handed for swimming, while right handed for writing
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