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One Good Swim

Updated on July 13, 2011

Just Jump In

I am warm and the water is cool

As I dip my foot in

I feel the chill go through my body making me shiver

I want to be there but my body keeps saying no not yet

As I go to the edge of the pool and I slip my whole foot in on the first step

How every memory of me going smimming quickly floods my mind

All the times at the beach as a kid

Swimming at my aunts pool and her cottage on the lake

Each time different and so much fun

I know I will take a few steps back and get a running start and then cannon ball in

I won't have time to think or stop just as I plop

One big splash

AHHH what a rush

Some people dive and still others like to take it slow and ease their way forward

By walking to their waist then going under like a sea gull going for its prey

Sometimes only resting their eyes just above the waters edge

Now remaining there for the time being since lifting your head above water would mean freezing in the cool air

You don't dare

Looking around you and seeing all blue

I don't know how but I am invisible in my head

I am one with the water

I have turned into a fish

Now I swim back and forth

Side to side

Make funny noises like a baby blowing bubbles

I have been transformed and this is actually where I think I belong

What is your pleasure ?

Come on in

So refreshing and nice

Now I wonder why I waited so long

I am sure I could spend all day here

I know I have to be careful because of the suns reflection off the water

I can get a bad burn

Making sure I am covered with sunscreen that will keep me looking like a lobster when I get out

I usually stay in until my hands turn to prunes

Then I reluctantly leave

I will be back to relive my most favorite water memories

So until that time be careful and safe

Swim like a fish and I can't wait to race


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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      Acaetnna There is only one thing better than jumping in the water to cool off on a hot day.That is bringing alot of friends so you can all share the laughs and the joys the beautiful water brings.Splash that was you jumping in and now swimming away.Thanx for coming along and sharing the fun.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      So refreshing - as always!!

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      Charlu One more day of excitement.Let all the good feelings flow.Thanx so much.

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      Charlu 6 years ago from Florida

      How refreshing, starting my day with such fond memories and what seems to be an almost cleansing of the soul. Thanks for a terrific hub and voted that way.

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      Texasgirlw I do agree!For those who don't have a pool like me we can only pretend in our bathtub.Thanx so much for reading.

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      texasgirlfw 6 years ago

      There is noting more relaxing than being in a swimming pool.