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Re: Not back from swimming, but would like to be...

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:22 pm
by atticus
Surely inability to swim would be one hell pf a drawback.

Re: Not back from swimming, but would like to be...

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:55 pm
by 3.14
atticus wrote:Surely inability to swim would be one hell pf a drawback.
Why? You are weighed down anyway. What propels you forward are the flippers. Without them it's hard to swim along the top of the ocean

Re: Not back from swimming, but would like to be...

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:13 pm
by atticus
A degree of confidence in water is obviously not necessary then.

Re: Not back from swimming, but would like to be...

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:24 pm
by 3.14
atticus wrote:A degree of confidence in water is obviously not necessary then.
useful but not necessary.

Re: Not back from swimming, but would like to be...

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:25 pm
by atticus
hmmmmm

Re: Not back from swimming, but would like to be...

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:15 pm
by 3.14
I remember when we went diving in Mexico off the Isla de las Mujeres, we walked backwards into the sea and then submerged when the water came chest-high. Coming back, the same thing. I didn't swim on the surface at all. When I was diving off Quitay in Chile, we went out in a boat and fell backwards off the side. Again no surface swimming although I did vomit when I came back up as the sea was extremely rough.

Re: Not back from swimming, but would like to be...

PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:08 pm
by PluckyDuck
Very interesting discussion!

Re: Not back from swimming, but would like to be...

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 1:16 am
by Russell
Update. I got ill from swallowing too much piss and went deaf in one ear.

Re: Not back from swimming, but would like to be...

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 9:13 am
by atticus
I'm sorry to read that, Al. I hope you recover fully.

Re: Not back from swimming, but would like to be...

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 11:24 am
by Russell
I'm fine now :) Had my ear surginged (sp). Not been back to swimming but not given up either. On hols soon will take up the baton there.