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34 yo male looking for water polo/swimming clubs

Swimming Reddit - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 13:34

Hey guys/gals

Wife and I moving to north Phoenix/Scottsdale sector. I’m an OK swimmer- mostly recreational/health related. Played intramural tennis and basketball. Wanted to learn a new sport, and this is honestly embarrassing to ask- does anyone know of any swimming clubs that can train/retrain adults to swim better? Also, can water polo be learnt at my elderly age( I mean that w the utmost respect to anyone 35+)

Thank you!

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Deciding when to put a sick fish down...

Swimming Reddit - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 13:32

A little about my setup: 20g planted tank, 7 glofish tetras, 3 ghost shrimp, snails.

Where do you draw the line and put your fish out of its misery?

A couple years ago I got through an ich outbreak after adding a fish without a quarantine tank, bought while unbeknownst to me the pet store fish expert/caretaker was on vacation.

They bounced back after treatment but I noticed Abby (Absynth) my small green boy swam a little less balanced sometimes.

Today, a couple years later, at feeding time and then gravel vacuuming, poor guy's swimming weakly and tipping upside down tail over head.

It brings me to tears seeing him like this. I was wondering about y'all's input on how you've delt with fish terminal illness?

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How dirty is Stony Run water?

Swimming Reddit - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 13:15

So Im at Linkwood park and 3 smaller kids walk into the park all wet. I ask them if they went swimming.. they said "yeah! In the creek!" And I was shocked. I asked their dad who was walking up if they had just went swimming in the creek to which he responded "yeah on the other side of the road there" (Coldspring) I ask if he knew the water was poisonous... he looked at me like I was the crazy one. I told him to hold on and I would take a picture of the posted sign and show him. I walked back and told him my dog got deathly ill when he got in there.. and in some kind of dumb defence he says "Well we were on the other side of the road.. in the creek."

I said if the kids had any cuts and they started to get a fever to take them to the Dr. immediately.

His response was to tell me that he "knows how to parent"

I feel like Ive taken crazy pills.

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I was in a chemical accident, and I am not sure whats happening to me, and I can’t pay for therapy.

Swimming Reddit - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 13:12

TL:DR Suffered 2nd degree burns from traumatic explosive chemical accident. I know I need help but I can’t afford therapy and I have barely talked about it with anyone else. Not sure what’s happening to me and how I feel.

Obligatory posting on porn throwaway account so someone else doesn’t see this.

I am In the Northeast US.

So here’s my story. I study thermite reactions (chemical reaction that gets really, really hot.) for school, I am a hobbyist blacksmith, and love chemistry. I have carried out dozens of dangerous experiments with proper safety equipment at home.

My friend and I got together and we were trying out new forms of thermite. We picked a new form of metal used in the reaction and wanted to test its properties. This mixture is explosive and can be incredibly dangerous (see where I went wrong).

After a while of testing small amounts we made a bigger sample. My friend was bugging me to hurry up and light it and without thinking, without gloves, lit the fuze but put the lit side in first.

Next thing I know my ears are ringing, my vision is blurred and I’m on the floor. There was no pain but it felt like someone used a jackhammer on my left hand. I look at it and I am stunned and not sure of what is happening. I try wiping it away thinking it’s some dirt or residue from the smoke, but I completely tear the skin off of the entirety of my thumb. (Pictures below)


(About a week after) https://gyazo.com/50adcbc0b9c7332091c5dcc9d0c63345

I thrust my blackened hand into the swimming pool a couple yards away and the pain sets in. As of now I am screaming hysterically and my friend runs to me. Immediately my friend gets under me before my shaking legs gave out. Darkness crept into the corner of my eyes as I started hyperventilating. Luckily he was trained in basic first aid/cpr and recognized I was going into shock. He fireman-carried me up the stairs and I found myself sitting in a recliner with my hand in a bucket of water. He held my right hand and told me to breathe slowly and try to calm down. After assessing the burn and making sure I could move my fingers he called his dad and brought me to an urgent care.

From there was a painful 45 minute car ride to a hospital burn unit. They treated and wrapped it and gave me a prescription for pain meds. There was nothing else they could do for it, so I went home.

It took three and a half weeks for the burn to heal. As of now it has been about two months and there is a faint red scar on my wrist and hand. There is slight hearing loss in my left ear because of the blast.

Here’s my actual problem.

As one can imagine, this event was extremely traumatizing. I couldn’t sleep for days as I was recovering, and I developed what I think were extreme panic attacks. Since the accident I’ve been horribly anxious for no reason when I am alone. Every time I was alone or it was silent the experience forced its way back into my mind. My situation has improved slightly but my depression that I had previously overcame has come back. I constantly keep saying to myself that it is over and there is no more pain but I still keep feeling scared. Even as I am writing this I am shaking having to remember what happened.

So far I haven’t asked for help from anyone because I don’t feel like anyone would understand. Currently I can’t afford professional help so I have pretty much been bottling everything up inside. Obviously just a simple discussion would help me but I feel that I can’t ask for help. When I tried talking to my friends about it they were hesitant and basically said I need a therapist.

My friend kind of jokingly said “Did I give you ptsd or something like that” and I’m scared that he might be right. Now I’m not trying to self diagnose myself or anything but I know something is wrong. I keep hoping to myself that nothing is wrong and I am over thinking things. But deep down I constantly feel that I am not the same after what happened, and it worries me.

I looked online to try to understand what I’m feeling, and this article I found seems to summarize what’s been happening. ( https://www.phoenix-society.org/resources/entry/psychological-and-emotional-impact )

I just feel so confused and scared, and if you have ANY advice that might help please comment. As someone who can’t pay for help I’m really lost on what to do. If you need more info on something just ask. I can’t express how much it means to me if you have read this, thank you.

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What if Ayano's school just became a less prestigious university for the arts?

Swimming Reddit - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 12:52

This would fix most of the problems with the story. I mean, we have Drama, Art, Light Music, Photography, and Cooking clubs, which would serve a purpose in any ordinary art school. The art school that my sister attended a few years ago had a swimming team, so I guess that counts for something. Also, we can still use the Headmaster's reasoning to let the Occult Club run, as well as whatever the Gaming Club did to the Sociology Classroom. It would also mean the characters would have a reason for their eye-melting color palettes. Since it would be a university, the characters would be of age for anything that... certain person... wants them to do. Finally, since this school would be less prestigious, it would make more sense for a bunch of these rainbow-haired, neon-eyed anime characters to be running around with shorter skirts and Copics in their hair (LOOKING AT YOU, MARKER PAINTING MATERIALS). I mean, I get that the rules were bent a little bit because of the year, but it doesn't make sense for them to curve in an entirely different direction! And please, for the love of God, the mass majority of a school isn't going to have nicknames. Stop being lazy and make some real ones up!

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What pools are the best in Kitchener for lane swimming, and when is the best time to go?

Swimming Reddit - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 12:50

So I'm looking at getting back into swimming and am looking around for the best pools in Kitchener to do so.

I'm also curious if there is any specific time throughout the day where it the pool is less crowded, as I've heard that some pools in Waterloo can become very crowded at times.

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bathtub full of MXE

Swimming Reddit - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 12:44

just whipped up a fresh batch of MXE its 99.5% pure according to initital tests (finger taste test) so seems legit just wondering what I do with this 3lbs of MXE should I Swim in it? anyone got xp swimming in MXE

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Digital TV platform for live running events

Swimming Reddit - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 12:42

Hi everyone

We're looking to develop a digital TV network for niche sports. Basically the objective is to offer a platform to sports that get ignored by popular TV channels, especially in smaller markets like some European countries.

Our team has an interest in endurance sports, e.g. triathlon, marathon running, open water swimming, ... which sparked the idea and will be our first target in terms of sports to cover.

I'm starting this thread to get your input on three things:

1. What's your first reaction when you hear this idea? 2. Do you recognize the problem of not being able some sports you'd like to follow? 3. Have you heard of examples of companies that do this in your country?

Really appreciate your input!



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Murten Triathlon Race Report

Swimming Reddit - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 12:39
Race information
  • What? Seelandtriathlon Murten
  • When? September 15 2018
  • How far? Olympic
  • Where? Switzerland
  • Finish time: 2:48
Goals Goal Description Completed? A Finish under 2:45 No B Run under 1h Yes C Don't die Yes Training

I started getting back into sports in April 2018, I used to be a very competitive swimmer throughout primary school, but since then I moved to boarding school and haven't had the time to do any training. Now in my final year of HS I have much more time to train, (Swiss school system works like this). I somehow managed to retain most of my technique by some miracle, so swimming was my strong point from the get go. I also started road biking, great sport (I live in the mountains so I can do a different pass every weekend if I want to). Running was a pain, but it is doable.

Trained all summer, and this is my first ever Olympic distance triathlon.


Came on this sub asking for tips about nutrition, and it helped loads, got my gels and bottles ready (was a hot and sunny day), and I was ready. I spent about 2 hours with some friends oogling the fancy TT bikes, I swear 50% of the bikes were worth over 10 grand, these things only happen in Switzerland. Felt the pressure starting to build.

Went for a quick warm up in the lake, and headed off to the starting line (water start).


I was racing with a couple friends, on of them, who like me comes from a swimming background, so we thought we should go up front at the start. Big mistake, got overtaken constantly, kicked in the face, kneed in the stomach, the whole package. Once out of the starting area I managed to find my pace, averaged 1:45/100m, was very happy and felt fresh coming out of the water. Was 29/160 coming out of the water, what was to come was not great for my ego.

Since my swimming is much stronger than my other 2 disciplines, which means I start of strong be get passed for 99% of the rest of the time. This is exactly what happened for the first 25km of the bike, until we came up to some hills and I could show off my not so great climbing skills. On the flats I felt ok, and managed to find my pace. Passed some people on expensive bikes towards the end, overall feeling ok.

Now for the painful part, the first 3km felt horrible. It was as if someone were sticking knives up my legs with every step. Averaged 6:20 those first three km. Then something happened and I suddenly felt great, managed to get down to my target pace of 5:30. Averaged 5:38min/km in the end. Came into the finish line with a huge smile on my face.


I am entirely dead right now, everything hurts, but it hurts good. Triathlon is definitely a sport I want to continue and enjoy, the variety is simply amazing. Oh and I finished 58/160 in my age group. (The age group is 18-34, eeek)

I didn't get my target time of 2:45, but can very happily accept a three minute gap. I mean it's my first race and had nothing to base my info on. 2:45 was probably aiming high, and I only got the time I did because of perfect conditions, and no mishaps in transition or on the bike. (I embarrassingly still do not know how to replace my inner tubes)

I'd like to give special thanks to those of you who replied to my last post, as I felt I really nailed the nutrition.

Splits Kilometer Time 1 23 min 2 1h 25 min 3 54min

This post was generated using the new race reportr, a tool built by /u/BBQLays for making organized, easy-to-read, and beautiful race reports.

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Nothing Scares me Anymore

Swimming Reddit - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 12:32

I have something I really want to talk about and it isn't easy.

My girlfriend and I were watching Saw 3 a while back and we got to the part where the guy is trapped inside the big vat of pig guts and as I watched his rescuer trying to grab a key to set him free from an incinerator I found myself laughing.

There was just something so comical about him struggling to get that key I couldn't help myself but it started an argument with my girl.

"What the hell is wrong with you?"

"What? It's funny!"

"Don't be such a jerk Kyle! That stuff is sick. You're so insensitive!"

Now I've been going to college for a little while to study behavioral science and it got me to thinking back to a discussion we had a few weeks back on the topic of desensitization in society.

Now the professor was mostly discussing how that the over saturated ultra violence in television and games has led to an increase in crime and drug trafficking so needless to say I felt like it was a load of crock.

But Anna's statement about me being categorized into that same group of violence loving, ultra gore fanboys really set me off.

But shortly after that I did begin to realize that she is right.

After that argument I took the time to start experimenting and figure out if anything really scared me anymore or not.

The first thing I did was drive down the road and choose to drive in the opposing lane of traffic. When an oncoming car came and nearly hit me I had no hesitation to swerve.

I told Anna about this and argued that this proved I was not some insensitive jerk.

"Kyle that isn't fear, it's a survival instinct! Fear and terror come from determining what sort of unnatural acts you as a human being find acceptable. Like if I gave you a gun right now would you be scared to play Russian roulette? Sure we all would be! But if I gave you the same gun and you watched someone else play it, would it bother you?"

I was determined to prove her wrong.

Horror you see has always had a special place in my life. And I didn't want to see that fading.

But I had to know. Was she right?

So I invited a few friends over this weekend under the premise that we were going to have a house party.

Once they were all there, I revealed the truth and told them that I had brought them there to see if any of them had the gall to try and truly scare me.

Most of my friends thought it was an odd request but Barry an old roommate of mine suggested that I try to drown and see if the sensation bothered me.

I remembered what Anna told me about how that when it came to situations like that instincts would take over so I told him to join me in the back at the swimming pool.

When we were outside away from the others I pushed him in and watched him start to struggle.

Barry, as you may have guessed doesn't know how to swim. But I wanted to see how much it affected me to watch a friend of mine struggle and how long would I allow it to go on.

One minute became two. Two became five.

Then Barry sunk. He didn't come back up.

One of his other friends came out to see what was going on and when they realized what I had done they started to call 911.

I panicked.

I snapped their neck.

I could feel my heart pounding. The fear I was so afraid of losing was returning and I felt my palms go sweaty as I looked at the dead body at my feet.

Then I looked toward the house where my other guests were at, frantic as I wondered what they might do if they found out.

The adrenaline rush I got as I set my house to flames was unlike any other I had ever felt.

I could hear screams and moans coming from inside as my guests struggled to escape. I used my remotely activated security system to lock them in and watched and waited until the smoke was in every room. They were suffocating.

Each passing second my blood pressure rose and my senses felt heightened.

This was the terror that was missing from my life. I had never felt fear like this before.

I ran like I had never run before in my life. And as I ran I started to feel my heart beat out of my chest until I reached Anna's front porch.

I vomited on her steps and rang the doorbell. The air outside felt electric.

I was so scared.

She opened the door and looked at me in shock.

"Kyle! I just saw the news! What the hell happened at your house?"

I got inside her door and started to calm down.

"I... killed them all Anna... I didn't have a choice... I had to..."

She took a step back.

"You're talking crazy... what really happened?" she asked me.

"I'm telling the truth! It was me!"

She was shook to her core.

She convinced me to turn myself in and called the cops to come pick me up.

They'll be here any second now. I asked her to let me use the bathroom before they arrived.

I could see the fear in her own eyes, worried to ignore my request.

When I got inside, I took a good look in the mirror. I realized the ugly truth.

The only thing I'm scared of now... is myself.

I still have that gun in my back pocket, the one Anna gave me to prove that my instincts would always take over in the end.

I can see the lights flashing bright as they arrive to pick me up.

The gun is loaded.

You know... I don't think I'm scared anymore.



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26 [F4M] US—Any Military Guys Wanna Chat?

Swimming Reddit - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 12:28

Hi there! Missing some of the guys I’d befriend on bases during my time as marine brat, and fairly bored this Saturday afternoon.

I’m 26, love being outdoors (hiking, camping, swimming), playing tennis, reading, bingeing on Netflix, going to the movies, cooking, sleeping, hanging with friends, playing tennis, etc.

If anyone is bored and wants to chat, feel free to hit me up!

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Tournament of Power: Real World

Swimming Reddit - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 12:25

You are charged with finding the strongest fighters in the world to compete in fighting competition with the same rules as the Tournament of Power (as seen in Dragon Ball Super: timed match, ring outs to eliminate competitors, no killing allowed) in order to face off against teams from other planets, each with their 10 strongest fighters. However, the selection of fighters is not simply a selection of 10 strong humans, but rather from all creatures of earth. Here are some information regarding the selection:

-Assume that the fighters from other planets will not be at planet buster levels. Since you are tasked with using real world creatures, there will be no concern about taking on a supernatural/fantastical opponents. So do not be concerned about having your team face opponents as strong as characters from an high powered universe. Just think of the opponents as alien creatures who would evolve more or less realistically.

-You can select any real world creature that currently exists. No made up animals.

-When you select any particular creature, it will be assumed that it is the most competent in terms of strength, speed, intelligence, and other such characteristics among its species.

-Real world animosities among any creatures will not be a factor, all the creatures you select will work together. They know who their teammates are, so do not worry about in-fighting. They are still limited by their peak intelligence in terms of execution of the fight, so their cooperation will only go as far as their intelligence can take them.

-The stage a solid surface, so be careful to consider that any swimming creatures will be at a disadvantage.

-Only one of each species can be selected for the team (You cannot have two flying squirrels on the same team. However a flying squirrel and a red squirrel can be on the team).

-You don’t get any information on what the other worlds creatures will be. You have to be ready for the fact that there is no way to predict how well your team will match up against the other teams.

-Humans are animals too! You can have a human be one of the creatures that is on the team. If you would like, you can name a specific and non-fictional person that is the human for the team.

What will be the composition of your team?

Bonus Round: If you feel that you can construct a better team without being limited to only one creature of each species, the unique creature rule will be lifted.

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Bikini is a swimming lingerie

Swimming Reddit - Sat, 09/15/2018 - 12:24

I know many women that use tiny bikinis sometimes randomly on the street ( I’m from a tropical costal city, Brazil ) and take pictures to Instagram, but can’t show a lingerie because is too sluty I don’t understand this mentality and is in both man and women. Can anyone explain me this mentality I get a women not being comfortable being topless in public but lingeries are THE SAME as bikinis.

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