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  •  Yup.... (3+ / 0-)
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    Always went to the ocean as a kid, I was like a little fish, couldn't get enough of the ocean, never had any fear of the water.  My Mom took me to swimming lessons as soon as possible.  Grew up to teach swimming.
    Yet....
    I went waterskiing in my teens and was made to wear a life vest, didn't wanna, but it was insisted upon.  I fell hard, like hitting a brick wall, and had the wind knocked out of me.  If it hadn't been for that vest, I wouldn't be writing this today.  That taught me a very valuable lesson.  I still love the water, and swimming and don't have a fear of water, but....
    While swimming is a wonderful sport, always be wary.

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    by Lilyvt on Sun May 26, 2013 at 10:32:01 AM PDT

    •  Thanks Lilyvt (3+ / 0-)
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      Yes, always be careful in the water.

      You wanted to water ski without a swim vest?

      Guess you'd never water skied before.

      I've never water skied, my Mother wouldn't let me. She wouldn't let me dive either said diving was too dangerous. But I too swim like a fish.

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      by rebel ga on Sun May 26, 2013 at 10:50:32 AM PDT

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      •  Yup.... (3+ / 0-)
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        Remember, I was in my teens, I was invincible.
        I was very new to water-skiing, so yes, I was VERY lucky I had someone with me who was knowledgeable AND insistent on water safety.
        Had my mother known about my waterski event....well, that's another story!
        My parents were both sorta jocks and encouraged my brother and me to enjoy sports, which we did, though my preference was more towards the warm weather outdoors kind (as opposed to my mother's life long love - into her 80's - of snow skiing, which I enjoyed except it was too darn cold!).

        I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!

        by Lilyvt on Sun May 26, 2013 at 11:18:37 AM PDT

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    •  Lilyvt - a great lesson (3+ / 0-)
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      of why any activity where you are being pulled by a boat, or water craft, you must wear a vest.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Mon May 27, 2013 at 08:45:48 AM PDT

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      •  It sure is a great lesson. (2+ / 0-)
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        Even to me. I never skied. But I know that water is hard if you hit it the wrong way (angle, etc).

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        by rebel ga on Mon May 27, 2013 at 08:50:42 AM PDT

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