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“Making a Splash” !

Posted by Big John on February 8, 2014

There seem to be quite a few stories in the news at present about swimming: from freezing your naughty bits off by ‘winter swimming’, to teaching dogs to swim; and stopping the funding for the UK formation drowning synchronised swimming team. There are even thousands of people who waste part of every Saturday evening by watching ‘celebs’ dive into a swimming pool in the latest TV trash ‘reality show’.

Now let me say that I have never been too keen on swimming ever since I was a young child, and my father taught me to swim by taking me down to the local river and throwing me in !

Learning to swim was easy. The hard part was …

 … getting out of the sack !

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4 Responses to ““Making a Splash” !”

  1. Grannymar said

    Swimming? I can see my goose pimples rise at the very mention of the word!

  2. I can’t swim because I’m afraid of the water. and because I tend to sink like a rock if I lift my feet off the bottom of the pool. I took lessons when I was about 11 years old, and when I explained to the instructor that I just wanted to learn enough, with my face out of the water, to be able to swim (dog paddle) to shore or back to the boat, he stubbornly insisted that I had to go under the water. I told him I wasn’t planning to try out for the Olympics, and he got all huffy and told my mother I wasn’t ready to learn to swim. That was that.

  3. Ginnie said

    You are so bad John. It makes your poor father look mean and uncaring. I feel sure that he didn’t tie that sack !

  4. Rummuser said

    Ditto.

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