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Do You Love to Swim?

Do you love to swim? Or wade in water?

How fast can you swim?

How deep can you swim? How long do you stay in water?

Have you ever nearly drowned?

Have you had any encounter with mami-water/mermaid while swimming in a river?

Do you want to learn?

Anything about swimming.

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@ poster

How you go ask Ijaw man whether him sabi swim. You never hear say I be fish?

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@fires

i have about 3 swimming caps,but hair still gets wet,any ideas on where i could get very good ones in lagos?

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I love to swim but I can' t swim

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Y'all shouldn't let this thread die!

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Oh I love ter swim. Last event was at Ikogosi. But the pool wasn't deep enough and moreso I spent half the giving lessons to my friends- But still, I relish scuba diving and swimming alongside dolphins. It's such a thrilling experience!

I wish there were more standard pools around apart from public ones without solitude you know.

@geezle you swim?! maybe i'll challenge you one of these days!

@ Almond you could use a swimming cap for your hair. I leave mine, then treat it later. Believe me, its better than Yoga.

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Iice You must be a fish

Or You must be tall. Actually a pool has to be deep enuf 4 the swimmer to enjoy real swimming

Try the one at Nicon Luxery. It offers a good range of dept and lenght. Its okay

Always Tot u were a Lagos person before your posts on this thread.

Cheers!

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Hmmmm thanks. . .do you know how deep?  Anything less than 8 feet is no good for me

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Quite a number of 'em.

**Valencia Hotel (near White House, Aminu Kano, Wuse II)---Not too Big

***Nicon Luxury Hotel (Former Le Meridien Hotel, Tafawa Balewa Way, Area 11)---- Lovely pool

**Mediteranian Hotel (Maman Kotangora St, Asokoro)----Not too Big

Chelsea Hotel (Not sure abt quality)

Others are TV Hotel, Gubabi Royal, ,

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Any good swimming pools in ABJ? Forget Nicon and don't even mention Sheraton

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@Abujabooks,

Thats good. U'll get better at it if u just keep on practicing.

Always swim in groups (go along with a couple of friends and keep an eye on urselves)

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Yes but still learning.

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What about u Brit? U swimalot?

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I would love to find a regular place/pool to swim in the Lekki/Epe area, perhaps one that also offers lessons. Does anyone have any info? Thanks!!!

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I can swim but not in a deep water. I can try best in pool or river . not in ocean or sea or deep water

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Swimming Club

Not a bad idea at all.

U guys in the same area in Lag can hook up and start one right away

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@ Wham,

How about starting a swimming club?

We could make some money?

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@ Tola_babe,

Give me a holla if u are down, acegery@yahoo.com

Could give u practice lessons for almost free.

Cheers

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I realy would love to learn how to swim if anybody can help me out, please be inform that i am big and busty, will be easy for me to learn

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Yea Almondjoy

Are u a guy or lady.

I want to assume u are a lady to be concerned about ur hair getting wet.

Anyway, some guys keep long dreds and jerry curls too.

Tthe "m" beside ur nairaland name indicates u are a guy.

No Offence

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@ WHAM

SORRY I CANNOT HELP YOU THERE BUT WHEN YOU DO FIND, PLZ LET ME KNOW, I NEED TO REFRESH MY SKILLS AND MY MUSCLES WITH THE WATER. ITS BEEN TOO LONG!!!

CHEERS

OLUYELE

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Where are the neatest, sweetest pools in Lagos?

Anybody?

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@Optimizer

That was exactly what I was expecting about diving. A lot of pple get it so wrong when trying to dive. thanks for that direct and concise advice.

Please hit the post with more.

There are a lot of pple that need to learn and would need this kind of outlines u gave

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@dada22

So u are trying to say u are the Don-DADA of swimming ehn!

Thats cool sha. Are u a South-south boy? Or are u from a riverine area?

Whats ur advice for the newbies in the swimming business?

Anybody with some helpful advice?

I notice a lot of people dive wrongly into the pool

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i love swimming , very very much. the only move i'm still trying to perfect is the back stroke.

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I love swimming. I learned to swim at my day camp at age 9. I can swim anywhere in the swimming pool on the top or underneath. I can swim backstroke. I can afloat myself relaxing.

Only i overcome the deep swimming pool where i dive into. Ocean no way---too many stingy jellyfishes everywhere on the Altantic Ocean (USA, east coast)! river is okay! prefer swimming pool.

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swim ke,dats toiling with death

i v phobia 4 water but i take ma bath o b4 dey tag mi on nairaland

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@birikisu

At least u are not saying u have a phobia for water. U can start from the shallow part of a pool with about 2 friends (swimmers) around 4 support.

U can overcome ur fears if u want to.

U can bcom a swimmer if u set ur mind to it.

But as many have said, one of the keys to swimming is to BE AT PEACE WITH THE WATER

Take long calm breaths to help u relax

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I'm scared to death of swimming, I cant even go a step near waves at the beach

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Sea water has higher density as compaired to in-land water cos of the High salt content.

Its much easier to float in Sea Agua

@gleyo

Nice Pics

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Lol no, to tread water (not thread) is to float in water as though you were walking in it but at same time not really moving - you move your legs in a sort of riding bicycle motion. Heres a photo http://www.fhp.state.fl.us/academy/ClassActs/Class112/images/112PG062606g.jpg

I'm a decent swimmer, unfortunately I find a lot of Nigerians can't swim, I can do as much as 50m, can freestyle and breaststroke (the butterfly maybe in future) I can tread water but get tired after a few minutes, I need to practice some more. Most human beings can lay flat on their backs and not drown, its just natural and not that phenomenal as some people in this thread seem to imply. As long as you take deep breaths and breathe out slowly.

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Hell Yeah, I LOVE SWIMMING in fact it's the next best thing i like next to F**king.

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@gleyo

The lower picture looks like u guys were standing on the head of a friendly Giant sea monster.

Looks like a more crude version of the head of

the Rock-man guy in Fantastic4

Can't remember his name

3 of the Guys with u are actually standing at the entrance of its mouth. Kind of on its lower lip.

The monster is sure friendly not to have gulped them all up

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yea i can swim,i learnt wen i was young like 10.deepest-12 feets only in pools neva tried anytin else but i havent swam in a while.no nice hygienic pools around n swimming makes me dark too.i'm light skinned

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@ edos g;

do u know any nice place on could swim in surulere??

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love watching people swim. Dont like showing off my skinny self, so i prefer not swiming

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i swim very well, happen to be my major past time, recuited all my colleagues in the office, to the fine art ot swimming.and enough places to swim in lagos.Actually have this buddy of mine , all we do is tour the pools in lagos.quite fun.and a nice way to make friends

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@Ibis

Are u a Guy or lady? I know ladies find it easier to float without any movements cos of thier less body density.

When u say thread d water do u mean like Bruse-Almighty did?

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Love the idea of being able to swim.In fact i just started learning about 3 months ago and i plan to be a fish by the end of the year!

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Swimming is good but Lagos Beaches are very dangerous.

You need to be a good swimmer.

why not try sheraton or Eko hotel? Nice pool.

Durbar aslo good but full of people; hygiene could be a prob.

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If you stay in Lag, there are numerous beaches there. . .

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LOVE to swim but there's hardly ever time to. Except you have a pool at home, its an expensive hobby.

STAY WAY FROM VERY PUBLIC POOLS!!!

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I learnt swiming while schooling at Ibadan and perfecting on it now.

Haven't been on water for long becos after i left Ibadan 3 yrs ago over here in lagos , they are no pools around me.

But its quite fun expecially when you know how to do it

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Yeah!

I love to swim. But have been too busy lately to do that and the weather has hasn't helped too.

Looking for Tennis partners though?

Anyone?

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Ok but please note

lectures without practice = useless

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Can someone start the lecture on swiming please

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course I do, but not nearly as good as I would love to, swimming is fun!

I believe I'll learn more and new skills if I had a swim partner with just a little drive

anyone up for that?

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@Wham

Thanks for the advice man. How come u always have fascinating topics to put on the boards?? i'm always looking for what to contribute but always too busy to have time to put in my own topic. keep up the good work man and yes i would like to chat one on one with you.

Time n place man, I'm ready

Cheers.

Know any clean pools i could go to and please do not mention the big hotels, they always have human gobblers (MEN) who use the opportunity to gobble women (YUK!!!)

Thanks Man.

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I'm not an expert myself, but the passion is there. and I can give a good number of tips

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