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ShaunieShaunie 🌸Posts: 12,475 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
edited February 21 in Travel and Free Time
Does anyone swim (I mean probably not at the moment cause of covid) but have sudden urge to go swimming but yeah can’t atm. But like when it opens I’m thinking of starting lessons. I can’t actually swim but when I was younger I used to love trying to and I think it’s something that could really help my mental health. Bit scared about my family as they say I can’t exercise cause of ED and that I’m skinny enough but I guess they don’t control me.

I wouldn’t have anyone to go with. Is it weird to go by self?

I feel like for first time In a while I have something to look forward to


  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 833 Part of The Mix Family
    Hi @Shaunie,

    I used to swim every week! I did it for my mental health too and it helped me a tonne. Felt like a lovely escapism - proper 'me time' - and the water was super relaxing. A great time to check in with yourself, so I think this is a lovely idea!

    Its not weird to go by yourself at all. I did, and honestly most people that were also in the pool were alone too. Sometimes there were families, but at my pool they had different pool hours (e.g open to all, open to adults, open to females only) so I tried to go to the quieter slots :smile:
  • Anch0r33Anch0r33 Posts: 914 Part of The Mix Family
    I love swimming - although have to make sure I'm keeping up with my antihistamines otherwise my skin will break out in hives.

    I'm not sure where you live and if you're in an area far away from the coast it won't be ideal but you can swim in the sea or nearby lakes providing it's not prohibited.

    Obviously bear in mind that it's freezing rn so probably not ideal but we went to the beach and swimming in the sea during lockdown at the summer - when we were allowed to travel ahah.

    We used to go swimming at our gym, I'm a big fan tbh, I love swimming to the bottom and swimming along the pool floor.
  • independent_independent_ Resident Coffee Addict ScotlandPosts: 6,239 Master Poster
    Swimming is great, I find it helps me to relax when I go.

    It’s not weird to go by yourself at all, I used to go to the adult sessions and most of the people there were by themselves, the family sessions tend to be a lot busier :)
    “Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.”
  • DistractionDistraction Noob ScotlandPosts: 288 The Mix Regular
    Swimming is really good, a fab way to have some down time, I use to love it years ago, sometimes I got to scared to go alone but I went and every time I wondered what I was so afraid of lol

    If you're happy with going that's all that matters :)
  • DancerDancer Bog Off Justine! Posts: 5,397 Part of The Furniture
    I used to do swimming but I quit when I was 12.
    I'm a fruit loop. 🍊➰

    There's a part of me I can't get back.  A little girl grew up too fast. All it took was once. I'll never be the same.
  • AzzimanAzziman The Mix convert Posts: 948 Part of The Mix Family
    Swimming is great - you can swim however you like (to relax, to work out etc), it's age-inclusive (some start learning at 5, some keep using to exercise at 80!), and it's therapeutic for many. Some people say that cold water swimming in particular helps them with mental wellbeing. Absolutely fine to go alone, or with others :) Let us know how you find it!
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