04 November 2014

Christmas Gift Giveaway - Day 4



My Christmas Gift Giveaway is back! 30 days, 30+ fantastic prizes.
It's great way to treat yourself or to win some gifts for friends and family.



WIN a Konfidence Swim Kit



We haven't forgotten the tiniest members of the family! Whether you have a little bundle of joy on the way or one in your arms already this set will be perfect for some pool fun.

Konfidence’s have kindly provided their award winning Babywarma® Wetsuit, AquaNappy and NeoNappy to give away.

The cute Babywarma is a soft neoprene wetsuit that enables babies from 0-24 months to keep warm in the swimming pool, and it opens flat to allow quick nappy changes.  It works wonderfully with Konfidence’s reusable one-size-fits-all AquaNappy and the swim school approved NeoNappy.


You can even pick which colour you would prefer!



*** WIN ***

For your chance to win a Konfidence swim set you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.
The giveaway is open to those in the UK and ends at 11.59pm GMT 10th December 2014.
Leaving a comment is mandatory but there are additional entry methods available also.

Good luck!

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145 comments :

  1. think i was about 7 years old, i think the more you go swimming the more you improve, esp the little ones

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  2. I was about 6 or 7 and I learned at primary school during our swimming lessons. My tip is to start taking your babies to the swimming baths from a young age. As soon as mine had had their first immunisations, I took them in the pool at our local pool. Often pools run aqua baby classes for parents to attend with their babies!

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  3. I was about 14 when I learnt to swim. At my primary school we didn't have lessons and it's not something my parents could afford to pay for outside of school
    My boys are 4 and 2 and can't swim yet.

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  4. I would love to win these for my nieces my kids learnt to swim when young as I think its important for safety and helps them learn to learn, I therefore would love a goldfish print suit for them both

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  5. I was so young I can't even remember not being able to swim!

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  6. I was 5 and was lucky that i wasnt scared of water, my daughter was petrified and building confidence was the biggest hurdle but patience is needed

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  7. I was pretty young 7 I think

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  8. I started lessons when I was 5. My gran used to take me

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  9. I think I was born swimming! Can't really ever remember not being comfortable in the water.

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  10. i cant remember. was in primary school as our school had their own pool

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  11. we learned at school it was fun, i just try and make it fun for my kids and make sure they feel confident in the water!!! no pressure

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  12. i was about 7 when i learnt to swain but my daughter was 4 and she is a great swimmer

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  13. i've been swimming as long as i can remember. Have always loved the water and i'm still more comfortable in the pool than out! My oldest is 4 and can swim by herself (with armbands ofcourse) and little one will start splashing soon!

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  14. i learnt to swim when i was 10 by jumping of a boat into the sea :)

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  15. I learnt to swim at school when I was 4, but we took my little man to swimming lessons when he was 8 weeks old. He now loves the water & splashes happily

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  16. ummm.... maybe about 5-6-7yrs...not 100% sure....but I know I was in cornwall when I learnt x

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  17. about 8 or nine We were taught in school

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  18. I learnt at school when I was 5

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  19. i was about 6 or 7 and learnt with school

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  20. I'm rubbish at swimming and really don't want this to rub off on my twin boys that are 2, so we visit the pool often and i give them lots of encouragement and we do lots of splashing. I hope in the long run this will gain them some confidence in the pool to swim well x

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  21. I started swimming lessons when I was about 4

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  22. I dunno i remember having swimming at school when i was probably 5 or 6, I kinda taught myself after that im a pathetically weak swimmer though

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  23. I cant remember how old I was but I think it was just before I started swimming lessons at school. My dad was determined to teach me to swim so the trainers didn't have to, lol. I never quite got to the stage of diving under water to collect the bricks though :(
    I took my son once and he hated it, I don't think he felt very safe despite wearing armbands. I am determined to help him get over his fear and teach him to swim so this would come in very handy xx

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  24. I would recommend starting early, i did , and also many swimming baths offer lessons so thats a fab idea x

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  25. i learnt to swim when i was 5 i think you have to make sure a child has water confidence before trying to make them learn to swim :d

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  26. when he was 3. His grandma is a swim instructor

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  27. In infant school is when i started to learn

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  28. i was a young 6 year old swimmer

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  29. Maria O'Sullivan4 November 2014 at 15:14

    I took my daughter swimming from 6 weeks , just after she had her injections, she even did a sponsored swim for the British Heart foundation BEFORE she could even walk and made the front page of the local paper!

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  30. I can't remember the exact age but it was around 5/6 years old. I think it depend on your child to how old they should be, our 5 year old is learning at the moment, he was not a fan of the swimming pool up until about 18 months ago but our 6 month old son absolutely loves going and having a splash around.

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  31. think i was about 4 and we went swimming every friday

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  32. I was 7 - kids need to have fun as its too serious too soon in my view

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  33. I cant remembered but we started taking our monkey at 7 weeks old and still loves it at age 2 xx

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  34. I was 7 - kids should have fun - it gets too serious too soon in my view

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  35. I was at secondary school so i would say around aged 14.Now i take my granddaughter Bonnie swimming with her mum & dad,she is 8 months old & loves it. I would say if you have children take them swimming at a young age,I wish i had been introduced to it way before i was.

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  36. I was sent for swimming lessons at a very early age as I was a magnet for water and fell in many a pond and stream when tiny.

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  37. I was about 13 and I still hate it! I hope that my granddaughters will learn much younger and enjoy it!

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  38. late when i was at school wish it had been much earlier. I think its best taking them swimming as early as possible

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  39. I think I was quite late, perhaps 7 or 8. I remember swimming with my junior school and having to use a float :-)

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  40. I can't ever remember not being able to swim, so I must have been pretty young

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  41. I did not learn how to swim until I was about 12 years of age

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  42. I remember being about 7 being taught at school by my teacher Mrs Smith!
    Helen booth

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  43. I first learn to swim before I could remember (I have a few memories of swimming with my dad but I was a proper water baby always swimming

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  44. I learnt to swim when I was 6 I love swimming now!

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  45. I have a tradition:every Sunday we go to the swimming pool with al the family.

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  46. I was quite old, and I still hate swimming! I don't want my children to grow up like me.

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  47. I was 6 and my dad taught me by teaching me to glide underwater first.

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  48. Learn to swim as young as possible!

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  49. My top tips for learning to swim would be to take your children swimming from babies, The more often you go the more confident they will feel in the water. If you choose to help them learn yourself remember to stay calm and relax they will pick it up in there own time.

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  50. I was a late starter, around 7-8 as had a bad experience when young x

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  51. I was taught at school as we had lessons in the final year at primary school so I was 10

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  52. Charmian Filewood4 November 2014 at 20:49

    I didnt fully learn to swim. My advice would be to keep going and not give up

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  53. i was about 9 and because my brother ducked me i am still not very confident in the water

    caroline w

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  54. I started lessons at a young age and continued for many years, my daughter started aged 8 I really wish she had started younger as her confidence in the water is not great

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  55. I was 8 or 9 when I got rid of the arm bands!

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  56. I learnt at secondary school when i was 12, the swimming teacher used to just push you in with a big stick - sink or swin was his motto

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  57. We were taught in junior school so I was 7 or 8

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  58. I was about 6 or 7 and I learned at primary school during our swimming lessons. - My 2 started to learn well before this!

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  59. I learnt when I was about 4. I started my son when he was very young and hes become an amazing swimmer

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  60. I think it's best to go regularly with your children when they are young to build up their confidence through play

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  61. I was about 8 and my parents took me every weekend.

    kirstyjfox AT yahoo DOT com

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  62. I was quite old when I learned to swim - 16. It was on holiday in Greece and in the lovely warm Mediterranean Sea.

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  63. My Mum paid for swimming lessons when I was 7,they gave her the money back and said I would never swim, I ended up swimming for my city

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  64. i was about 6 school swimming lessons

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  65. I had swimming lessons from the age of about 5 or 6 and I still can't swim!

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  66. My mum reckons I could swim before I could walk, but I'm not sure if that's true!

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  67. I learnt at 9 during school swimming lessons.

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  68. Honestly, I still can't swim! But my son who's 4 can and my daughter went for the first time at about 10 weeks old.

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  69. I think it was about 5 or 6 years old. We lived on a lake when I was small so it was quite important to know how to swim.

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  70. I was about 3/4. By the time I was ready for the "big" pool I was throwing myself in the deep end. Luckily I never came to harm. Mum used to say "Wait for me or Dad" but by the time they had come out of the changing room I was swimming about in the 6ft 6 end. :)

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  71. My dad tought me when I was about 6

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  72. I was about 5 as my parents couldn't swim until then but I wish it was earlier as I can't even put my face in the water, let alone swim under water!

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  73. MY DAUGHTER WAS ABOUT 11 AND MY SON WAS ABOUT 9 THEY HAD SWIMMING LESSONS AT A SCHOOL EVERY WEK I ENJOY TAKING MY GRANDSON WHO WILL BE 2 IN FEBUARY

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  74. Can't remember how old I was, but my daughters are 3 and 20 months and they both enjoy swimming, I think the key is to make sure they feel confident and don't push them into anything

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  75. I think I was about 6, I'm currently teaching my eldest to swim and he's 7. I find trust is the biggest key to learning to swim.

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  76. Im learning now at 38!! Still not there but go to lessons on a monday night

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  77. I was 14, it was quite embarassing actually

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  78. Take your children whilst they are babies so that they are used to and confident in the water

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  79. It was so long ago I can't remember the exact age I learnt to swim but was probably around 3 when I started to flounder in the water but had lessons with the school class when I was about 8 years old. Those were the days when the swimming pool was outside and not heated so sometimes the water was very cold to get into but it didn't bother us - we just wanted to swim like our older brothers & sisters...lol So pleased I did persevere because this last week we were in a hotel in Scotland where they had a swimming pool (heated) - it was lovely to have a swim whilst it was very cold outside.

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  80. I learnt in Primary school, as did my children

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  81. I learnt from an early age, I'm sure I started swimming lessons when I was 4 or 5 and both of my oldest started lessons as soon as they could, which was aged 3 at our local pool! Now aged 5 and 7 they are both confident swimmers. My toddlers is nearly two and she loves splashing! She will start lessons from 3 too

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  82. i was 5. my son has been in swimming lessons since he was 2. he was swimming unaided by aged 3.

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  83. I was 7, I'd supposedly had the ability for a while, but not the confidence, all it took was a girl a year younger than me to swim in front of me, and I thought it was time I did too!

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  84. I was about 6, and the badges and certificates I got wanted me to get more

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  85. I learnt quite early but not sure when. I love swimming now and take both my children for lessons weekly to build their confidence up :)

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  86. Pam Francis Gregory10 November 2014 at 22:17

    I was 7

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  87. I was about 6 loved the sew on badges x

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  88. Start them them early!!! No fear!!!

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  89. I was 7 on holiday in Cyprus :-)

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  90. i learnt at school so i was about 7. Its all about water confidence and having fun.

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  91. I lived on an island as a child so pretty sure I could swim (had to) as soon as I could crawl!

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  92. I leave teaching my children to swim to the experts, they seem to respond better to them than me! :) x

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  93. Having grown up near the coast I think I was swimming before i was running to be honest.

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  94. I think I was about 6, my little boy doesn't seem too keen but I don't want it to become a "thing"

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  95. I learnt to swim at 5, my sister taught me.

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  96. Invest in swimming lessons, they are well worth money

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  97. I was taught to swim in school when I was 12 xx

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  98. Claire Elizabeth Noke22 November 2014 at 20:52

    I've always been a real "Water Baby" !! Ive been swimming since birth, I had professional lessons from 3 yrs :)

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  99. all mine are water babies and love swimming

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  100. 6 weeks they were all in the pool

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  101. I think when I was about three or four

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  102. Been taking my daughter swimming since she was just a feww weeks old. She loves it. If you're confident in the water then they're more likely to be. Above all swimming should be fun!

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  103. I was about 5 or 6 when I learned at Butlins. Lessons every day for a week did the trick for me and both my boys. Their Dad taught them when we were on holiday & they were in the pool each day

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  104. I was about 7 I think, I fell in the pool on holiday and my grandad had to jump in fully clothed to rescue me and he made sure I learnt pretty soon after that

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  105. I learnt quite late, I was about 10

    kirstyjfox AT yahoo DOT com

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  106. I'm not a great swimmer at all so my advice would be to start early with children

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  107. My 18mth old needs no tips, he's a water baby! X

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  108. Been taking my LO swimming since she was just a few weeks old. Such an important life skill. She loves the water and is a real water baby. Important to make it fun not just a chore.

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  109. i never learnt to swim, i was to scared off the water, but my daughter started when she was about 3

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  110. Gosh, I can't remember how old I was, pretty young though as it's an important skill to learn. I took my daughter to lessons when she was very young and also took her swimming with me to practise, as practice makes perfect, so that's my tip

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  111. as a parent i had my gold survival and was confident my daughter would swim and it was hard work 7 and Tara could swim doggy fashion without armbands but as an older mum forgot how cold and awful it was teaching her - I was freezing for a lot of years AWFUL x

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  112. Took me lots of lessons and I'm from Australia and I'm still not that good.

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  113. I learnt to swim when I was in school. Not sure the exact age when I felt confident in the water but my 4 children all have private swimming lessons and they are all fairly good at swimming

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  114. I learnt when I was tiny I'd love any ideas on how to support toddler twins with their swimming it's so hard with 2 of them to support

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  115. I was 4 years old when I learn how to swim.

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  116. I was 4 years old when I learn how to swim.

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  117. Learned to swim at school at about 8-9 years old.

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  118. I was about 5 and learnt on holiday in Hastings, after that they couldn't keep me out of the water. Though in truth, I think I was taken to classes as I already loved the water

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  119. I was around 8 when I learnt how to swim

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  120. I cant remember , i must have been swimming from baby

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  121. I was very young when i started swimming maybe 1 or 2? Cant remember exactly..

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  122. I can't swim but sent my kids to swimming lessons aged 3ish

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  123. Pauline Burroughs10 December 2014 at 20:02

    I was about 9 or 10. My best advice is to start early and make it fun

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  124. I can't swim, my sister frightened me as a young child and I still have a fear of deep water!

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  125. About 6.. lived in the water!

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