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Old 12-07-2010
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never say never....that is the way i see it!

this dude at my pool swims with breathing on both sides
doesn't glide or extends his arms forward for the glide, instead scoops back
but what bothers me the most is


he swims with his shoes on!
will this increase his flexibility of his ankles?
I have not questioned him and I am not going to!

he looks like a walrus in the water and
this seems to be his choice to swim with (water/H20) shoes on....
this appears to be a choice he is deliberately making!

but I like to hear what you guys think of it?
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Old 12-07-2010
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Hmmmm..... Well, I would think if he was a good swimmer ,( but it does not sound that way from what you describe) , that he was wearing them to make balance more challenging by adding a little weight to the back end . Besides that I don't know. Just ask him in a friendly way .I'm sure it will be okay!

Dave

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Old 12-07-2010
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Hmmmm.....
Well, I would think if he was a good swimmer,
( but it does not sound that way from what you describe) ,
that he was wearing them to make balance more challenging by adding a little weight to the back end . Besides that I don't know.
Just ask him in a friendly way .I'm sure it will be okay!

Dave
Dave I have already told him
I really do admire him...........
I know that is really hard to understand!
but
this guy can swim continuously without stopping at the end!
and has managed to be even on both sides....
(because he takes his breath on both sides)
this would totally make One(or me!) dizzy & I have told him that!

Everyone in the pool thinks he is a joke, but I don't!
I told him that he seems to lack flexibility...so I think that is why he is using them.
He claims he can't find flippers in his size I believe it's a 14 or 15

&
I really don't want to ask him!

He came to my drum and dance class with an electric drum set!
instead of the regular drums that everyone else did!
he really does believe at being different than everyone else


&
He will beat to his own drum!


I guess you help me "see" thru this!
thanks David!
you are truly a great friend of mine!

David
I have found out by advising individuals
They will stand up to me... and do just the opposite!

so if I say do n't swim with shoes on....
guess
Just what I will see!

so that's is one of the reasons i always misspelled do n't (or put a space in it!:)
because I found out
it's my advice but really it is always their choice? ain't it? hi guys never say never!

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Old 12-07-2010
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never say never....that is the way i see it!

this dude at my pool swims with breathing on both sides
doesn't glide or extends his arms forward for the glide, instead scoops back
but what bothers me the most is


he swims with his shoes on!
will this increase his flexibility of his ankles?
I have not questioned him and I am not going to!

he looks like a walrus in the water and
this seems to be his choice to swim with (water/H20) shoes on....
this appears to be a choice he is deliberately making!

but I like to hear what you guys think of it?

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Old 12-07-2010
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Splashin,

What ever trips the trigger and works for you.

Have a great day.

Swim Well and Be Silent (as Pat may say)

Westy
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Old 12-08-2010
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I've heard of swimming with sneakers, which is supposed to strengthen the kick. What kind of shoes does this dude wear? Perhaps I should ask "Wha' kin'a shoe do dis dude weah?"

Dude, by the way is a very old world in American and has now reached these shores via film and television.

Sneakers are called "daps" in Wales. Nowhere else as far as I know.

I'm sure the pool management would not permit outdoor shoes.
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Splashin,

What ever trips the trigger and works for you.
Have a great day.
Swim Well and Be Silent (as Pat may say)

Westy

Swim well /
& the choice of pool toys is all up to you!/
Ain't it really guys!

the minute I tell someone Not to use shoes to swim with!
they seem to test me... & I am learning (still) to be Cool with it!

When I teach water aerobics and get all suited up for it...
They do include a H20 shoe...and they offer a variety of them these days!

but they are usually needed for the shallow end of the pool and when
I take the participants to the deep end (where they are no longer needed)

I have to instruct they to be careful because the shoe adds weight...
and I have suggested to take them off and many have thanked me...
but there is always that one! or 2,3,4,5 etc... that see a benefit in this!


and I do appreciate shinji swim
but I do appreciate this dude swim

can anyone swim with breathing on both sides
this guy can and I don't even want to try with my inner ear balance
vertigo type of problem I seem to have but

Swim to the best of your ability
and be very silent about it
swim with your belly button!

that's the way i see it and i hope everyone lets others enjoy their
choice of swimming technique....dog-paddling with your head up or
alligator turning around (from freestyln crawln to backstrokn!)

am I right?
i think ...i am (pat)
thanks for your reply guys .... I do appreciate 'em!

hello Richard and be silent or speak-up
I love ya's.....
well some of ya's!& (ya's all know who ya r ;)

and I love to have a buddy to swim with
but I haven't found one
yet! ... hi guys but I probable rather swim with a gal
like you guys like swimming with one another!

Last edited by splashingpat : 12-08-2010 at 03:12 PM. Reason: I would Not want to swim with shoes on...but maybe you do?
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Old 12-08-2010
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I don't think that H2O shoes exist over here although there are plastic socks that you can wear either if you have a verruca or want to avoid getting one (or two or three).
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Old 12-08-2010
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I do n't think that H2O shoes exist over here although
there are plastic socks that you can wear either if you have a verruca or want to avoid getting one (or two or three).

that's hard to believe

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...qid=1291840479

why get a wart
instead of the shoes!
I had to look up another one of your fancy words ha ha Richard!

what kind of a world are your living in?
water king without water shoes!
or at least a flip flop!

Last edited by splashingpat : 12-08-2010 at 07:46 PM. Reason: found your pool buddy or friend or foe...& learn 1.2.3 new words from my dear friend Richard!!!!ya got to luv 'em!
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Hi Pat

Flip flops certainly exist here and I always wear mine in the changing rooms and on the deck but I don't think I'd be allowed to enter the pool wearing them. I wouldn't want to either.

Still, the rules are very restrictive here. No fins and no snorkels and no photography for example. Paddles seem to be allowed because I've seen people swimming with them and kick boards are also allowed. I prefer to kick on my back or side or practice vertical kicking.
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