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How old were you when you learned how to swim?

I was 17, and taught myself..a week after learning how to swim, I taught myself how to dive - I'm not too shabby, either. =P

I don't swim that great through the water, I'm better underwater.

Dang it..I wanna go swimming now! ha.


Asked by ajtherad at 3:02 PM on Dec. 7, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • I learned at about 8 or 9. My son learned to swin and dive at 4. Because I was embarassed to not be able to swim when everyone else could and I didn't want my son to be like me.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:36 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • I lived on the east coast and my mom put me in swim lessons in the winter when i was about 5.

    I now live on the west coast with a pool, and well over 60% of the people we know have pools. The kids are now in lessons about 2 yrs old.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:11 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • I still haven't learned.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:13 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • I grew up in So.Cal and didn't learn how to swim until I was a freshman in HS. I joined the swim team. The coaches asked what I swam. I said, "Nothing, you have to teach me." They thought I was joking, but I wasn't. They taught me to swim and I took stats for 4 years. HA HA HA HA

    Answer by Pnukey at 3:25 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • i learned when i was 4-5, and continued on swimming til i was about 13, then i switched to focus on volleyball

    Answer by alexis_06 at 3:49 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • My grandfather(RIP)taught us a bit when I was around 10ish.

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 4:03 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • I don't know how to swim :( , I asked my husband to teach me so hopefully I'll be learning soon

    Answer by toybar02 at 4:42 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • 5 or 6 I think. can't remember but I do know we went with school. and then my parents put us in lessons.

    I love swimming. Dh doestn' know how, so he really wants my girls to learn how.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 6:38 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • an embryo lol

    Answer by salexander at 6:57 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • Riiiiight.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:27 PM on Dec. 7, 2009