tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 27 Aug, 2017 05:42 pm
@roger,
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Sun 27 Aug, 2017 05:49 pm
Never learned to swim. Even those lessons at the pool in the YMCA when I was 9 or 10 didn't help. I don't much like going to a beach either.
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cameronleon
 
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Reply Wed 13 Sep, 2017 09:53 pm
@edgarblythe,
Quote:
I barely can swim


Try diving.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 23 May, 2024 09:28 am
After years in decline, U.S. drowning deaths are rising again
Quote:
Drowning deaths in the U.S. were on the decline for decades, but a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that fatalities have been increasing since 2020.

While it's not exactly clear what's causing the spike, public health experts believe the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic could be at least in part to blame.

Adam Katchmarchi, CEO of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA), said there were signs recently that fatal drownings were increasing, but the national figures were stark.

"Shocking, to say the least, that we have seen these dramatic increases," Katchmarchi said.

According to the CDC report, there were around 4,000 accidental drowning deaths in the U.S. in 2019. That jumped to more than 4,500 fatalities annually in 2020, 2021 and 2022 — roughly a 10% increase.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 23 May, 2024 09:33 am
I swim like an anvil.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 23 May, 2024 09:45 am
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:

I swim like an anvil.

I feel seen in your post.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jun, 2024 09:21 am
@edgarblythe,
[edit: oops, timestamp error ]

I empathize. I.have been (and still are) living around ponds and lakes. I‘m similarly an ‘inefficient” swimmer which makes over-exert myself and makes me anxious. Anxiety makes it worse as I get out of breath more easily. I’d say I can swim 20 - 30 yards or a single length of a swimming pool and then I have to float on my back. Not the worst situation, though. At the ocean, I’ll body surf when there are decent waves or just dunk to cool off and then go walking the shoreline.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jun, 2024 01:15 pm
@Ragman,
It's a real shame we can't enjoy ourselves and have a good swim now and then.
Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 14 Jun, 2024 02:30 pm
@edgarblythe,
Yeah! My relief from the heat means that I slowly walk into the lake or ocean nd dunk for a few minutes. That whole graceful doing laps escapes me.
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