How'd you learn how to swim?

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  1. K8ERV

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    And if at first you don't succeed---

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
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  2. K9ASE

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    I swim like a set of car keys
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  3. K8ERV

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    The secret to swimming and floating is to keep your lungs full.

    Air is better than water.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
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  4. K6CPO

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    I learned by the "sink or swim" method. My father put a pair of too-large fins on me and put me in the deep end of the pool (the same one where they train the SEALS in Coronado.) It worked and both my brother and myself went on to have water-related careers, me as a diver and my brother as a lifeguard. Both of us were competitive swimmers in school.

    As a US Navy Diver, I saw a lot of people that were initially uncomfortable in the water, but they all managed to overcome it in training. Myself, I had trouble initially learning how to equalize my ears. It was difficult in SCUBA because of wearing a hood, but in the hard hat it was easy. Diving was some best times I had in the Navy.
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  5. WD3N

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    Thank you for your service.
    SEMPER ...........
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  6. K8ERV

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    While scuba diving I had a 35# (?) grouper nibble my ear and on another occasion a nurse shark sniff my shoulder. Scary.

    I guess they thot so too cause they backed away.!

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  7. K3XR

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    You reminded me of my cousin Edie when her father my uncle Jack tossed her off their dock into the back bay in Atlantic City living on the water they were concerned she could fall in and drown she learned quickly after that it was hard to keep her out of the water.

    For me it was living about a mile from the local lake and spending many summers there it just sorta happened.
  8. K8PG

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    Seems like I always new how to swim,
    I was a instructor at BUDS in 1971 was hard to believe so many could not swim a stroke.
  9. W7EDC

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    Me too.. and I am still uncomfortable around water :(
  10. W7EDC

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    yowza.. a BUDS instructor? GOOD ON YA MATE, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICES! Honestly thank you Paul, God Bless.

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