At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim?

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At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim?

Under 5
4
18%
5-9
12
55%
10-14
5
23%
15-18
0
No votes
19+
0
No votes
Never learnt
1
5%
 
Total votes: 22

AdiB47
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Re: At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim?

Post by AdiB47 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:35 am

I could move and stay afloat quickly enough when I started lessons around 8, but not very efficiently. Sense of direction in the pool wasn’t great (once had to be pulled out of the water with that big pole after I got disorientated immediately after jumping in!), which is why I didn’t do much backstroke (my strongest stroke) for fear of drifting into others or hitting the wall.

Front crawl for going forwards, couldn’t seem to stay afloat with breaststroke.

I would like to start swimming again but will probably need to have a couple of 1-1 sessions first. Beginner would be too easy but intermediate too hard after so long.

Wish90
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Re: At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim?

Post by Wish90 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:34 pm

Swimming is the one sporty thing I am actually quite good at! My husband was shocked when he realised I can swim he didn't know! :P

Wish90
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Re: At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim?

Post by Wish90 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:35 pm

But, having said that I am bad at the front crawl - but I can swim pretty long distances when doing breaststroke.

Fionak84
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Re: At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim?

Post by Fionak84 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:57 pm

I can swim and enjoy being in the water but it makes me very tired for the rest of the day. I can't dive at all, even though many people have tried to teach me.

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