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Old 03-19-2010   #11
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I'd say don't worry about people who measure their success by your swims.
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"Let us cross the river to the other side and rest beneath the shade of the trees." ~ Last words of Thomas Jonathan ''Stonewall' Jackson
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Old 03-19-2010   #12
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If you fart and crap your pants doesn't make it better if you tell your friends and laugh about it, or do you try to hide and hope nobody smells it. People need to concentrate on having fun and stop thinking about what other people might think.

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Old 03-19-2010   #13
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Yeah, if you ever swim a class V, you have learned not to just float on your back with your feet downstream, but to swim with everything you have for the nearest eddy, doing the screw roll swim stroke across the eddy line.
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Old 03-19-2010   #14
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I think he/she X is a little bitch regardless of gender - FWIW. There swim will come.
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Old 03-19-2010   #15
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Many folks believe that if others swim, it somehow makes them a better kayaker.. Itís a relative thing.. Very Silly....

I know a few of them, their first questions when you tell them you did something new or difficult is "Did you swim"? Meanwhile they are still havenít done anything new in a few years, and arenít pushing their limits..

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Old 03-19-2010   #16
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The only people whose comments I listen to about my swims are boaters I respect. Anyone else can have fun, laughs, and boost their at my expense all they want.

I like the comment that says you're between swims if you're boating. Damn straight. A clean run is great, but swims teach lessons better than anything.
I am a river, babe - I've got plenty of time, I don't know where I'm going, I'm just following the lines..... - "We are water" by Shaye
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Old 03-19-2010   #17
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To be honest, I kind of feel disappointed if I don't get thrown off my boat once in while. It makes for better campfire stories anyway. Like bouldrmatty said, at least you're testing yourself!
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Old 03-20-2010   #18
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i take pride in my swims wheather they were stupid flat water foolery or the river having its way with me...who did kayaker x help kayaker y????swimmings a part of boating its gonna happen
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Old 03-20-2010   #19
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I Like to swim just not so much in the river!
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Old 03-21-2010   #20
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the river is the only place i swim....ive always said if you see me swimming i fell out of the boat

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