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Old 06-09-2006, 02:57 AM   #1
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Thumbs up The best exercise ever!

It's awesome...for me it's great not having to carry my weight through exercise, lol! Anyone else doing it?
I did a post with some Q's about swimming on the 300+ board...plz feel free to check it out and reply if you want, thanks!! (Hope it's okay me attaching the url to my post!)


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Old 06-09-2006, 03:48 AM   #2
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Swimming ROCKS!!! IT's one of my favorite things to do . It's hard with a 2 year old though... we get lazy and end up floating around a lot haha! I wish I had more time to get in the pool ALONE. It burns TONS of calories too, and it doesn't even feel like you're working THAT hard!
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Old 06-09-2006, 03:59 AM   #3
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Swimming is my favorite too! I like to get one of my kids in a floaty thing and swim as fast as I can while pushing them around. They love it and it adds some resistance to the 'work out'.

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Old 06-09-2006, 07:58 AM   #4
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swimming is great.. we have a pool.. all I need now is some nice warm weather, it has been raining in NY for forever!
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Old 06-09-2006, 08:06 AM   #5
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Swimming is my favorite exercise...which is funny, since I don't own a pool and live pretty far from one too

I loved my aqua-aerobics classes. Some say you can't sweat in water, but I'm living proof that you can. I had to quit do to moving so far from the course (and it being so late in the evening).

They just built a new pool close to home and I totaly plan on taking the courses in automn, winter and spring.
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Old 06-09-2006, 08:52 AM   #6
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My YMCA has a water aerobics class. I never considered trying it; I guess I'll give it a go.
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Old 06-09-2006, 09:35 AM   #7
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I think swimming is my favorite too. Wish I had access to a pool. Like ValRock said you don't even feel like you are working. I just love it.

I have seen ads for this thing called Endless pool. I look and dream and drool. Now all I need to do is win a lottery ~ LOL.
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Old 06-09-2006, 11:36 AM   #8
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I've seen ads for that pool, too. It looks like it'd be a GREAT product, but yeah...I couldn't afford it unless I won the lottery either! Maybe we'll just cross our fingers and hope one day it'll happen so we can do our own at-home pool training.

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Old 06-09-2006, 11:41 AM   #9
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Oh I can't wait for warm weather so I can go swimming. Here in NH it's been raining forever, bad enough that we got evacuated a few weeks ago. So needless tyo say the lakes are just waitting for someone to swim in them. I wish we had a pool though but the closest one to me is 1/2 hour away and it's ummm (to be nice) not as clean as is could be.

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Old 06-09-2006, 01:44 PM   #10
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See my reply to original post - hopefully there are some tips you can use.
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Old 06-09-2006, 02:37 PM   #11
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I love swimming as well, even if I haven't done any lately.. I grew up swimming, did speed swimming, synchro, diving and eventually started coaching. I need to live closer to a pool! An endless pool, my goodness.. that'd be so nice!!


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Old 06-09-2006, 05:10 PM   #12
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Love love love to swim.

It makes me feel sexy. I adore it.
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Old 06-09-2006, 05:48 PM   #13
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Before I had my kids I was swimming 3 miles a day. I absolutley loved it. I would sink into the water and my mind would completely empty. It was the one true time that I did not have to think about anything. I just signed up to start water aerobics at our local pool. The one I live near now is an outdoor pool so we can only swim summer months. Lap swim times do not gel with DH's work schedule, so...but the water aerobics does. I start those on Monday Yeah!!!! I tell you what when I was swimming all the time the weight just came off like crazy.

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