Swimming pool

I have been building myself up to go swimming after my workouts as I love it but the smell of the chlorine made me feel sob...over the last 10 weeks when iv been at the gym iv been standing in the changing rooms of the swimming pool each time for 5 mins and increasing it daily to get used to the smell of chlorine ...on holiday I used the sea water and completely loved it ....well today with support of my hubby who can't swim lol I managed 10 lengths after my work out it felt and still does feel fantastic to have done it after such a long time away from the pool hopefully it will continue and I will use the pool at least twice a week ...what I'm trying to say don't ever give up trying or fighting these lung conditions very emotional and tired now lol x

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  • Well done. Glad you got over the smell. Its good when your other half can give you support. Hope you have a decent pair of swimming goggles. What's your favourite stroke. As a qualified swimming instructor, if you want any lessons (free to gorgeous girls) just say the word ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

  • Thank you Budgie ..hes an awesome hubby just a slow breast stroke and back stroke for me ...the crawl and all the faster strokes butterfly n stuff cant be done as I'm very anti splashing water in my face and anyone's for that matter hope your well and feeling better today xxx

  • So Angie person,you have now conquered your fear of flying with dodgy lungs,beaten the overpowering chlorine fumes disguising other peoples propensity to pee in the pool.good job you avoided the water in the 'la bouche' stuff.What next my adventurous chum,a bit of wing walking.hang gliding,Tandem extreme cycling, the world is your oyster and all can be done with the lovely Andrew by your side.Bravo senora............................skis and a very dry cat xx

  • Lol have I not mentioned wing walking already sure I have in our overnight conversations at some sad hour between 4 n 5 lol ....i think we will stick with the swimming after my workouts twice a week then I am not pushing things ....but today was a big positive for us both ...euuwwww kept my mouth tight shut as the thought of pee ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคข what you been up today did u miss me course u did I don't need to ask lol ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

  • I did 4 lengths crawl in the dinning room and trod water in the lounge for 15 mins,backstroked into the kitchen and butterflied my toast then dived into the loo complete with a one and half somersault with twist.other than that quite a boring day lol,did i miss you?in your dreams honeybunch xxx

  • Skilful skis and keeping well out of the way cat! Xx ๐Ÿ˜€

  • You have done so well Angie. Have a much earned rest now. Xxxxx

  • Thankyou sassy much appreciated xxx

  • Swimming is so good for you. So, glad you got to. Celebrate yourself.

  • Thanks Meg loved it still feeling exhilarated lol hope your well today xxx

  • They are trimming trees in our area and our Internet keeps going in and out, that's not great. Lol

    I've been busys, with just your normal getting this and that done. I have some charity meetings today, it's fundraising season.

    I hope they get the tree trimming done quickly!!

    I feel very good today, except I'm sneezing, alot. Many fall allergens are on high right now, here. Grrrrr....

    Have a very Happy day!!!

    Xx,

    Meg

  • Awww bless you and your sneezes lol I hope they finished quickly for you really glad your feeling well today .

    Do you work for the charities and which ones are they...

    The internet will be up and running when the tree surgeons are done that's what my husband did for a living prior to retirement ...

    Enjoy the day xxxx

  • Well done Angie, one of the best forms of exercise, gentle on joints but good for lungs. Hope you're okay after the chlorine. x

  • Thanks Sandy xxx

  • The Internet just goes in and out, they must hit something ever so often. I am a volunteer. Just a board member. For the United Way, Paws for a Cause, (animals!!), The Advocacy of Children, and Womens Domestic Violence. 1 has fall, 1 has Christmas time fundraisers, and 2 late winter. I have been invited to the Stop Suicide board. In the middle of writing you the net went off, I took a peek at the trees, they look, sad and crooked. And, now one is being completely cut down. Oh, my!!

    Hope to chat with you real soon!!

    Xx,

    Meg

  • Awww it will all grow back eventually...there probably interfering with the lines...thats lovley that you do the charity work well worth it speak soon hunni xxx

  • Angie, sorry to be the voice of doom but is swimming in the pool a good idea if the chlorine affects your breathing ? I know you got used to the smell gradually but my gut feeling is that when a smell irritates your lungs, then it's something to be avoided. As with cigarette smoke and cleaning products. Be careful and keep an eye on your breathing. ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿป๐ŸŠ๐Ÿป๐ŸŠ๐Ÿป

  • I will do been fine so far but if I'm affected I won't be swimming again thank you ...your not the voice of doom at all lovley xx

  • Wow thatโ€™s great Angie , I have the same problem at pool so have avoided it , but gp said will be good for me .. I swam in sea in Majorca and it was amazing felt alive again ๐Ÿ˜œ

  • Iv just came back from Mallorca was in cale dor came home tuesday and swam in the sea ...hopefully I can continue but if chlorine affects me i will stop ...where were you on holiday xxx

  • Hi Angie

    Glad you had a good holiday. I live next to the sea and go in when I can. More a case of getting smashed by waves but good excercise,

    If you like to swim you could see if there is a wild swimming group around that you can join?

    Chlorine makes me feel quite ill too!

    Iโ€™m thinking wet suit and outdoor swimming all winter.

  • Now that's an idea I'm close to the beach also will have a look ...where are you in the world xxx

  • Iโ€™m in the last bay in north Devon on the Cornish border. My bay is rocky but sand when tide out, just lately been hard to swim but I do a bit of surfing which is good excercise. There are a group of ladies at Hartland quay who go in most days all year round. The quay is safer at high tide.

    But there is a sea pool in bude which stays full in winter so I intend to try that. I find the cold water clears any congestion I have.

    Must give the heart a shock at times too which canโ€™t be bad.

    Good luck

  • Ah I'm in the new forest on the solent coast line lepe beach area ...i have asked on a Facebook page if there's any groups about that swim sounds like a trip lol xx

  • We were at Alcudia , came home last Friday !! ๐Ÿ˜ข. So beautiful ๐Ÿ’•

  • I haven't been to Spain since the 80s but from bournmouth the flight is 1 hr45 mins so excellent flight times will be going back for sure it's a lovley place did you have a nice time xxx

  • Had a great time went with my youngest daughter who is 22 , just so beautiful and friendly .. it took 3 hrs flight to Majorca from Edinburgh ... canโ€™t remember the last time I was out till 2.30 am night after night , caught up on sleep on beach with a few zzzzโ€™s xxx

  • Yeah itโ€™s a bit scary with the chlorine but my gp said should do any harm and just swim for 1/2 an hr .. just wish the sea was warmer in Scotland ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Where in Scotland are ya im from Glasgow but moved south 30 years ago xxx

  • Iโ€™m from Edinburgh I moved to Surrey when I was 17 and stayed till age of 34 came back to Edinburgh in 1995 missed Edinburgh castle ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Awwww lol I live in the new forest area a village called Hythe...i used to live in Surrey in cranleigh... nice to meet u xxx

  • I lived in Abinger Hammer , then East Horsley I know have a Surrey accent ๐Ÿ˜‚ my children and hubby are all broad Scottish .. so now everyone assumes Iโ€™m English ... lovely to meet you too .. what a beautiful part of the country you live ๐Ÿ’•

  • It certainly is down here...yep 10 weeks to go now can't wait so excited ....xxxx

  • cant wait to hear what you have !! It the best feeling ever ๐Ÿ’• instant love !! Wait till time gets nearer every time they phone you ... you will be on tender hooks hoping mum is in labour lol ๐Ÿ˜‚.. I was lucky and got to see one of my grandchildren born was the most beautiful , amazing unforgettable experience but your constantly praying at same time haha

  • What a fantastic opportunity and experience for you to see one of yours being born ...amazing and truly unforgettable time for you...i can't wait as time gets close for them hopefully she will be over by Xmas and home xxx

  • Fingers crossed donโ€™t forget to let us know ๐Ÿ˜‚xx

  • Oh I won't shouting from the rooftops lol xxx

  • ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘xxx

  • Not long now till your wee grandchild you must be getting so excited ๐Ÿ˜˜

  • Well done x

  • Hi Angie

    fellow swimmers & would be swimmers might find this site useful - it has maps showing all UK swimming pools, maps/lists showing non-chlorinated pools etc: swimia.co.uk/

  • Awww thankyou but none local to me unfortunately that's kind of you xxx

  • Well done Angiecbr, like yourself I have trouble with the chlorine smell at some swimming pools, it starts my cough off. I also need someone with me as I can easily slip. It is so healthy for you especially the lungs and joints. Wish they would start maybe swimming sessions like they do supervised gym sessions at a nominal fee maybe. My older group are saying they would love to go swimming. I can still do a few lengths of breaststroke but cant do diving anymore or front crawl & backstroke. Out of condition I guess. Enjoy your exercise and swimming .

  • Thanks Katie ...i was careful to go in with a learner group who are supervised in lanes and swim clockwork round the lanes ....so lane 1 was those who are basic lane 2 step up from basic and so on ...my thing is swimming in water where I can't touch the bottom with my feet I know it sounds silly but I need to be assured terra firma is below or a side i can grab hold of if necessary ...have always been a fairly efficient swimmer but will keep plugging away enjoy i hope you find a class suitable xxxx

  • somebody as small as you must have fear getting in the bath as you can not touch the bottom lol......................naughty skis and a dry cat xx

  • That's why I have a wetroom and no bath ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • might try a learner group myself, we have a new activities centre opening next year which I think has a swimming pool, but there is one not far from me, have to enquire. Hope to mow the lawn today with my new mower.If it rains I will have to do the ironing instead. Enjoy your day.xx

  • I just found it easier and more relaxed in a non splash environment lol good luck with the grass cutting my back garden is completely dug up at the moment awaiting shuttering and laying of concrete for a massive shed to house my gym stuff ...enjoy the day xx

  • Well Angiecbr, another week begins, raining here but I managed to mow lawn yesterday and do a bit of ironing. Didn't get the lawn finish needs trimming round edges and another cut when its drier. My back and shoulders gave up so I could not finish, breathing not too good either. Lifting is a problem for me it's depressing when you can't finish things but I make lists and do what I can, but my list never ends. Need a plumbing repair on my outlet pipe to the drain, thats a problem created by the emergency plumber who visited last time, just yanked the pipe off to unblock it now it is leaking down the wall, as it is not sealing. Hope your new shed houses all the things you need and you get many hours of joy from your equipment. Do youi think I could have a swimming pool instead of a lawn, like they do abroad :) :) enjoy your day xx

  • Lol I think with the hole in my garden I could have a pool it would be lovley...glad you got your grass cut and the ironing done to me that's 2 jobs you did...so I think you worked hard enough have a lovley restful day iv just been a morning walk and it's very calm and mild here hoping we won't be affected by the storms that are forecast take care also xx

  • I am so proud of you. I can relate to chlorine. Not good. Lime and selzer does help, though. Ten laps... Whew, my new hero/heroine

  • Thankyou flower xxx

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