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    Weight and swimming.

    Can anyone learn how to swim? Does weight of the person make a difference?

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    Re: Weight and swimming.

    1) Yes

    2) Not really

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    Re: Weight and swimming.

    If anything, it seems super skinny people struggle more to learn than those on the other side of the spectrum.

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    Re: Weight and swimming.

    They don't call me Sumo for nuthin.

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    Re: Weight and swimming.

    Overweight people with a high percentage of fat can definitely float better!
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    Re: Weight and swimming.

    I don't think weight is that important, but I wonder if people with certain body shapes can never swim well?

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    Re: Weight and swimming.

    Quote Originally Posted by ddl View Post
    I don't think weight is that important, but I wonder if people with certain body shapes can never swim well?
    Some may have disadvantages, but I think you can overcome this by trying to minimize them and by focusing on strengths. For instance, I naturally suck at UW dolphin kicking due to my shape and proportions, yet I can naturally flutter kick quite well. I just spend much more time training the SDK then flutter kicking. I also surface early from starts before my momentum falls too much because I am faster on the surface

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