I don't know how to swim.

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  1. nitak

    nitak New Member

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    I suppose to of ship off to bootcamp this monday, but it got delayed till next monday. So i'm trying to use this time to learn how to swim. And so far i hav not succeeded, i practiced doing the doggy paddle while holding on to the pool yesterday for a hr but my legs kept sinking. So how long did it take you guys to learn how to swim ? I'm afraid i might fail the swim test during bootcamp :\.
     
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    did you pass the asvab?

    good luck :hsughr:
     
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    get to ur local community center and find the swim instructors (you should have some) and ask them to help you out. i do this for a summer job (as well as lifeguard) and i'd help you out.

    my tips : learn to relax ur ankles, a stiff dorsiflex'd ankle aint gonna swim for shit, kick from the hips not the knees, get used to having ur hands flat like paddles with a very very slight curve, get used to putting ur face in the water and get used to not being able to get a good breath every stroke (if you get o freestyle), when you swim freestyle make sure you have a high elbow like below

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    practice treading water, practice floating (front and back), ummm, i'll think of more shit later. i have to make breakfast and go teach some 10 year olds how to swim now.
     
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    ?? what does that have to do with him going to bootcamp in a week or two and swimming?
     
  5. JordanClarkson

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    you'll probably fail it but they might give you more time to learn
     
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    meh, i was just pointing out the poor use of teh grammar
     
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    :eek3:
     
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    Yea, wtf is up with parents not teaching their kids how to swim. I've been swimming for as long as I can remember.
     
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    black people dont teach their kids how to swim because black people are afraid of water....and dogs.....








    IBbannedfor"raciesim"
     
  10. ralyks

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    Who needs dogs...
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  11. _Kanwisher!

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    You said it, everyone was thinking it
     
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